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posted Apr 25, 2018

Using Partnerships and Cooperation to Get What You Need for Trails

by Skye Ridley with American Trails

Keynote Address to the Arizona State Trails Conference


posted Apr 25, 2018

The Multi-Objective Values of Trails

by Steve Elkinton with National Park Service

Trails and greenways advocates need to think more broadly and to look at the larger values of trails in the context of "green infrastructure."


posted Apr 24, 2018

Closing Gaps in the East Coast Greenway

by Chuck Flink with Greenways Inc.

The ECG Alliance focuses on completing the long-distance system of trails and bike routes.


posted Apr 24, 2018

Tips on Meeting with Congressional Offices

Meeting with a member of Congress or congressional staff is a very effective way to convey a message about your trails, parks, or outdoor recreation issue.


posted Apr 24, 2018

Promoting Trails in the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

by Donna Boone with Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc.

Website and marketing efforts to publicize the trails along the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor in eastern Pennsylvania.


posted Apr 23, 2018

Sample agreement among land manager, landowner, and trail organization

A typical agreement addressing all issues and responsibilities of the parties to allow for trail use, in this case on the City of Austin's Water Quality Protection Lands (December 2004).


posted Apr 23, 2018

Triad Partnership Protects and Manages the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin

by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Ice Age Trail Triad shows that the federal government, a state agency, and a nonprofit can all work together to accomplish a lot more than they could if they worked on their own.


posted Apr 23, 2018

The Duthie Hill Story: a Public-private Partnership for Trails

by King County Parks and Recreation

The King County Parks-EMBA partnership is an excellent example of how a public-private partnership can leverage funds in tight fiscal times to create, maintain, and program a unique, world-class trails system that is open and accessible for all to enjoy.


posted Apr 23, 2018

Partnership works to improve Appalachian Trail in Bear Mountain State Park

Partners work to develop volunteers skills to improve heavily-used sections of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.


posted Apr 21, 2018

Partners build mountain biking trail system at Oak Mountain State Park

by Rob Grant with Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs

At approximately 22 miles long (and growing), the mountain bike trail is a mix of mostly tight singletrack and “ doubletrack” trail with about 1600 feet of combined climbing if you ride the entire loop.


posted Apr 21, 2018

The Shoreline Greenway Trail: a study in patience, flexibility, and creativity

by John Eberle with Stantec

The 25-mile trail along a stretch of Connecticut’s southern coast faces challenges from acquiring easements, to coordinating between four towns, to designing through varying types of terrain.


posted Apr 21, 2018

21 Partnership Success Factors for Parks and Trails

by Brian O'Neill with National Park Service

As the Superintendent of Golden Gate National Parks, Brian O’Neill and his staff earned a reputation as a model partnership park where partnerships are a way of thinking about how best to accomplish the park's mission and build a community of stewardship.