posted Apr 11, 2022
Everything you need to know about the positive impact of trails on health, environment, economics, and more.
posted Nov 11, 2019
by Mike Buckley
Warrior Expeditions is a nonprofit group that helps veterans by giving them the opportunity to participate in outdoor expeditions with the intent of improving the transition back into civilian life.
posted Jun 18, 2020
Nearly 1,300 trail projects are waiting for infrastructure funding to help put Americans back to work and meet the burgeoning trail use numbers coming out of the pandemic.
posted Feb 14, 2023
From August to December 2021, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveyed 136 small business owners in 38 communities located along the Continental Divide Trail to learn more about how the Continental Divide Trail impacts their businesses, the local economy, and their support for public lands.
posted Apr 21, 2018
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.
posted Jan 19, 2018
The goal of Active Living by Design is to encourage changes in design, transportation and policies to cultivate and support active living.
posted May 15, 2020
This study found that habitual off-road vehicle riders had physiological characteristics that were equivalent, or slightly superior, to members of the general population on important fitness and health variables.
posted Jul 15, 2022
This article examines the recreation ecology literature most relevant to wilderness and backcountry, with a focus on visitor impacts to vegetation, soil, wildlife, and water resources.
posted Jul 15, 2022
This article reviews the most recent and relevant recreation ecology studies that have been applied in wildland settings to avoid or minimize resource impacts.
posted Mar 7, 2019
Outdoor recreation spending in Western states equaled $255.6 billion – nearly 40% of the national total. This includes purchases of outdoor gear and vehicles as well as travel expenditures when enjoying the great Western outdoors.
posted Feb 19, 2018
This session will highlight how Garver Engineering transformed its wellness program to improve overall health while reducing company healthcare costs.
posted Sep 6, 2018
Where environmental values are high and encroachment would be particularly damaging, access may have to be controlled, limited or even restricted. Where access to aquatic areas is appropriate, it demands careful planning, design and management.