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posted Oct 26, 2023

Bridging the Urban-Rural Economic Divide

It’s time for the narrative to shift from urban vs. rural to a shared economic future. Bridging the economic divide between urban and rural areas will require states, regions and localities to understand and bolster the relationship between urban and rural areas in economically meaningful and strategic ways.


posted Oct 25, 2023

Advancing Trails to Support Multimodal Networks

by Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

This info brief provides a fresh look at the current state of practice for trail development, reflecting new research and showing the growing applications of trails in every type of environment and community.


posted Oct 25, 2023

Walk Audit ToolKit

by AARP

A self-service guide for assessing a community’s walkability.


posted Oct 24, 2023

Crown Zellerbach Trail, Oregon

The Crown Zellerbach Trail (Crown Z) is a former logging trail through rural areas of Columbia County that connects to the Banks-Vernonia State Trail in Vernonia.


posted Oct 19, 2023

Great Allegheny Passage Economic Impact Report

by Great Allegheny Passage Conservancy

This report was developed by Fourth Economy in partnership with the Great Allegheny Passage Conservancy (formerly the Allegheny Trail Alliance). Research was conducted between the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021.


posted Oct 18, 2023

The Pop-Up Placemaking Tool Kit

by Team Better Block, AARP

Projects that inspire change — and improve communities for people of all ages


posted Oct 16, 2023

Alaska’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) 2023-2027

by Alaska State Parks

Outdoor recreation is vital to the lives and livelihoods of Alaskans. The state’s stunning wild landscapes, vast expanses of public land, productive ecosystems, vital cultural traditions, and four seasons of outdoor adventure position Alaska to be a world leader in outdoor recreation.


posted Oct 14, 2023

The Jobs Case for Conservation

This report from the Center for American Progress looks at recent research on the direct, indirect, and induced jobs created by the conservation economy—recreation, renewable energy, restoration, and sustainable land management.


posted Oct 13, 2023

BLM Standards for Fire Training and Workforce Development

by Bureau of Land Management

The mission of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Fire Training and Workforce Development Program is to develop the wildland firefighting workforce through qualification standards, training standards, and workforce development programs in support of BLM fire management objectives.


posted Oct 11, 2023

Outdoor Industry Workforce Assessment Survey

by Oregon State University

There has been a collective desire across the outdoor recreation economy to gain a better understanding of two critically important and interconnected pieces of the industry: talent attraction and retention initiatives and diversity, equity, and inclusion outcomes.


posted Oct 11, 2023

Workforce Development: A Resource Guide for Parks and Recreation

by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

The term “workforce development” might not resonate with you or your agency at first glance, but chances are, at some level, your organization is already engaging in workforce development efforts.


posted Oct 11, 2023

Engaging Diverse Groups in Building Community Resilience through Stewardship

by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

Advocates, stewards, and volunteers are key to the success of ecologically balanced park projects and spaces. They provide vital assistance in the advocacy, establishment, maintenance, and educational outreach needed to ensure these spaces are in harmony with nature, well-maintained, and a welcoming place for all.