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posted Oct 10, 2023

Launching the USDA Forest Service’s 10-year Trail Shared Stewardship Challenge in the Eastern Region

by USDA Forest Service, American Trails

This report was produced by American Trails in partnership with the USDA Forest Service USFS Eastern Region. The report and the engagement process that it chronicles represent the kind of cooperation that the 10-Year Trail Shared Stewardship calls for. It has been a pleasure to share in this experience and launch the Trail Challenge in the Eastern Region!


posted Oct 10, 2023

USDA Resource Guide for Rural Workforce Development

This guide was created for community leaders and other local entities to help them access resources to create jobs, train talent, expand educational opportunities and provide technical assistance.


posted Oct 10, 2023

Creating an Equitable, Resilient Workforce System

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is landmark legislation that establishes the structure, programs, and funding for our nation’s public workforce system. It was adopted in 2014 with overwhelming bipartisan support.


posted Oct 10, 2023

Understanding the Green Workforce

What is the Green Workforce?


posted Oct 10, 2023

Mountain Bike Trail Development

The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPTC) recognized the need to create a resource for mountain bike (MTB) trail construction that would assist land and park managers seeking to build sustainable trails. The result of this effort is the Mountain Bike Trail Development Guidelines, a comprehensive “how to” that breaks down the process from start to finish beginning with assessing the project and ending with how to maintain the newly built trails.


posted Oct 10, 2023

The Green Jobs Advantage: How Climate Friendly Investments are Better Job Creators

An analysis of studies from around the world finds that green investments generally create more jobs per US$1 million than unsustainable investments.


posted Oct 10, 2023

Why Green Jobs Plans Matter and Where US Cities Stand in Implementing Them

Preparing a climate-ready workforce requires an all-hands-on-deck approach among public and private leaders across the country—including federal policymakers, state community college systems, and individual employers—but these capacity-related gaps often come to ground in U.S. cities and regions.


posted Oct 10, 2023

Centering Youth in Green Workforce Development

This Action Guide aims to provide practical and actionable guidance to International Development Organizations (IDOs) on how to better respond to the diverse needs of young people as their countries undergo complex transitions to a greener economy.


posted Oct 9, 2023

Building California’s Forest Resilience Workforce

Wildfires in California, and across the western U.S., are increasing in frequency and severity, threatening both ecosystems and communities. Restoration—a combination of ecological thinning and prescribed fire—is one of the best tools to build forest resilience and prevent catastrophic wildfires, by reducing the buildup of fuels resulting from a legacy of logging and fire suppression.


posted Oct 9, 2023

Resilient Green Infrastructure and Workforce Development

The Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) partnered on this “green paper” to help guide the development of such a program. We started with a literature scan of green infrastructure that considered the benefits and challenges of green infrastructure workforce development programs for communities.


posted Oct 9, 2023

Outdoor Rec Drives Jobs

by Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, Oregon State University

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable partnered with Oregon State University’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy to look deeper into the career paths, workforce needs, and future opportunities across America’s outdoor recreation economy.


posted Oct 9, 2023

Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board

by Strategy Matters, LLC

The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) consists of 23 business and community leaders across Central Kentucky promoting a thriving, responsive workforce system supporting business success, growth, and job creation.