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published Mar 2021

National Crosscut and Chainsaw Program

The National Crosscut and Chainsaw Program was created to train smart volunteer and professional sawyers across the nation.


published Sep 2020

12 Resources for Building Trail Stewards

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Use this library of resources, articles, and trainings to create an army of effective trail stewards.


published May 2021

FAQ: Trail Graduate Programs

by American Trails Staff

Are there any graduate programs that are focused on trail planning, development, and design?


published Feb 2020

Book Review: The Greenway Imperative

by Jim Schmid

Jim Schmid reviews Chuck Flink's newest book "The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future"


published Sep 2021

RTP - Workforce Development, Equity, and Climate Resiliency

The Recreational Trails Program directly addresses our desire to put young people to work, provide equitable access to nature, and provide resilient responses to natural disasters


published Sep 2021

Launching a Successful Civilian Climate Corps

This paper outlines ways to achieve two key goals: First, to create career paths for young people; and secondly, to improve the U.S.’ ability to counter, and adapt to climate change, especially in communities that have suffered from environmental injustices.


posted Aug 15, 2022

Training and Resources for Building Better Trails

by Stuart Macdonald, Jerry L. Ricciardo with Eastern Michigan University

Efforts of the National Trails Training Partnership in promoting and coordinating training will be highlighted.


published Dec 2011

Findings from National Trails Training Survey Results

by American Trails Staff

Over 1,000 people involved in trails provided responses to a trails training survey that asked respondents to share their experience and ideas on effective types of training and delivery methods, as well as identifying important skills where training is needed.


published Nov 2020

Federal Government Agencies: Outdoor Career Opportunities

by Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO)

The purpose of this guide is to introduce, for those interested in outdoor related occupations, he most relevant Federal Agencies in the United States.


published Nov 2020

Creating a Resume and Resources for Federal Government Jobs

Applying for a Federal Job requires several steps every applicant must take. Find out the components of a federal application.


published Nov 2020

Navigating the USAJOBS Site

by Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO)

If you are interested in a federal government job, there is a high likelihood that you will need to navigate the USAJOBS site to apply for a job. USAJOBS is the key place to begin your federal job search.


published Nov 2020

Regional Government Agencies: Outdoor Career Opportunities

by Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO)

This guide is a general overview of the regional opportunities working in and for the outdoors.