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posted Mar 25, 2019

Premier Health Atrium Medical Center Bike Park

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

The city of Lebanon, Ohio took an innovative approach to re-purposing an old city owned landfill property, turning it into a bike park which is both enjoyed by the local community, and serves as a tourist attraction to those outside the area.


posted Jun 15, 2020

Prepare to Launch!

by National Park Service

Guidelines for accessing, designing, and building launch sites for carry-in watercraft.


posted Jul 30, 2020

Prescribe-a-Trail Handbook

by Rails to Trails Conservancy

All over America, hospitals and regional healthcare systems are beginning to tap into the enormous potential of trails to address local health problems. Trails are now recognized as being vital pieces of public health infrastructure.


posted Jan 19, 2018

Presentation on Minnesota DNR’s Trail Manual

by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Provides a snapshot of new MN DNR’s Trail Manual - Importance of quality - Importance of sustainability


posted Feb 19, 2018

Preserving our Nation's Historic Trails

This panel presentation describes the cooperative efforts of a trail mix of organization volunteers, contractors, and agencies, including the latest processes and techniques used in protecting and preserving the crown jewels of the National Trails System.


posted Feb 28, 2020

Press Releases


posted Aug 3, 2020

Preventative Maintenance for Recreational Trails

by Minnesota Department of Transportation

The growth in recreational trails owned by the State, Cities, Counties, and Park systems over the last 20 plus years has exploded. Most if not all efforts related to recreational trails over these years has been focused on construction of new trails. There have been little organized efforts in trail preservation and or preventive maintenance (PM) methods to extend the usable life of the trails. The agencies that have a PM programs for their recreational trails rely on treatments that started out as highway or street treatments that may have been modified for use on the trails.


posted Aug 2, 2020

Prison Hill Recreation Area OHV Management Plan

by Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space

The purpose of the Prison Hill Recreation Area Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Management Plan is to provide the framework to proactively manage the approximately 960 acres open to OHV use by outlining a prescribed set of management activities. The plan will be implemented through a phased approach.


posted Feb 28, 2020

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posted Dec 5, 2019

Program Administration Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in trails and greenways work: budgeting; developing costs; managing grants and finding programs; managing staff and volunteers; managing projects; identifying funding sources; working with a variety of funding; writing grant proposals;


posted Jun 11, 2019

Programming Trail Experiences for All: Our One Shot at Building a Trail Culture

by Amy Camp with Cycle Forward

This talk will share programming examples and make a case for how these connections can transform communities from a culture of indifference to a culture of “yes,” of hospitality, of inclusion, and stewardship.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Progressing Trails

Learn how to collaborate with colleges and universities to support trail projects in local communities.