published Jan 2023
by Jim Schmid
This book covers the political, cultural, transportation, design, and land-use issues that have shaped the rail-trail movement.
published Jul 2021
American Rivers makes it easy for you to get involved. This National River Cleanup Handbook will provide all the information you need to organize a river cleanup.
published Apr 2021
Successes and lessons from the COVID-19 Conservation Corps programs in Juneau, Anchorage, and Sitka that trained and employed out-of-work Alaskans in 2020.
published Jan 2021
by Don Meeker with Terrabilt Wayfinding Solutions
Don Meeker, president of Terrabilt, reflects on trails as a critical sanctuary during COVID-19, and provides guidance on signage to keep everyone on trails safe. Terrabilt will also provide the production artwork for their COVID-19 trail sign for free.
published Oct 2020
by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
In August of 2020 American Trails held a webinar called "Balancing Recreational Area Use with Homelessness and Vagrancy." This webinar discussed how the city of Modesto, California dealt with the challenge of homelessness and vagrancy in their parks and trails. These are some key takeaways from the webinar.
published Dec 2019
Mileage can be marked off on signs, posts, stones, or stencils on the pavement.
published Nov 2019
One of the most difficult trail facilities to accomplish is a crossing of an active rail line.
published Nov 2019
by Lora Goerlich with Equestrian Trails and Facilities Consultant LLC
This first hand account from American Trails contributor Lora Goerlich is a great reminder about why you need to be prepared for yellowjackets on the trail.
published Sep 2019
Trails and greenways create an opportunity to teach visitors about history, the environment, and the community
published Jul 2019
A study shows that from 2014 to 2018, there was a $6.8 million gap between trail projects proposed to RTP and funding awarded.
published Mar 2019
Finely crushed rock (crusher fines) is a useful alternative to paving trails that accommodates most trail activities.
published Jan 2019
Low water crossings are designed to allow normal flow under the trail, and to be over-topped during seasonal floods.