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posted Feb 24, 2024

Accessibility Toolkit for Land Managers

by Willamette Partnership

Accessibility means more than ADA. What makes you feel welcome in outdoor spaces? When you visit a new park, how do you know that people want you to be there, that you belong?


posted Jan 12, 2024

Why Trails Matter: Trails are Inclusive

by American Trails Staff

Trails, if designed well, can promote equitable access to the outdoors for people of all ages and abilities, bringing together people with diverse social, racial, gender, and economic identities. Inclusive trails don't just happen. It takes a robust public engagement process, inclusive approaches to trail programming, public awareness efforts and trail enhancements to meet the diverse needs of the entire community.


posted Dec 20, 2023

Making Transportation Planning Applicable in Tribal Communities Research Study: Final Report

by Federal Highway Administration

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Tribal Transportation (OTT) planning staff have observed two challenges in Tribal transportation planning: (1) that existing planning analysis tools do not always align with Tribal community context and needs and (2) it is not always clear what benefits planning provides to transportation project selection and delivery in Tribal communities.


posted Dec 20, 2023

Report to the Secretary of Agriculture USDA-Policy and Procedures Review and Recommendations: Indian Sacred Sites

by USDA Forest Service

This report and its appendices constitute a review of law, policy, and procedures, with recommendations for changes based on Tribal consultation and public comments.


posted Dec 20, 2023

Tribal Engagement Roadmap

by USDA Forest Service

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service is recognized as a leader among Federal land management agencies in partnering collaboratively with American Indian and Alaska Native governments and indigenous communities. The Forest Service Research and Development (R&D) Deputy Area recognizes that working with tribes and indigenous groups is vital to its mission to develop and deliver knowledge and innovative technology to improve the health and use of the Nation’s forests and grasslands— both public and private.


posted Dec 20, 2023

Strengthening Tribal Consultations and Nation-to-Nation Relationships

by USDA Forest Service

The Tribal Relations Program strives to enhance relationships between the Forest Service, Tribes, ANCs, non-federally recognized Tribes, and Native Hawaiians, as well as American Indian, Alaska Native, and other Indigenous individuals, communities, inter-Tribal organizations, enterprises, and educational institutions, thereby improving the agency’s ability to foster effective partnerships and respect Tribal sovereignty.


posted Feb 21, 2023

Market Research: Equity of Access to Trails

This study has been conducted in response to the imperative offered by the JEDI Task Force.


posted Feb 8, 2023

Affinity and Identity-Based Crews and Programs

by The Corps Network

The purpose of this guide is to highlight the work of service and conservation Corps who develop and manage identity-based programs and crews, discuss the intention and purpose of these crews, why they are important, and how they have been transformational experiences for Corpsmembers and partners.


posted Feb 11, 2022

The Trail Access Project Removes Barriers to the Outdoors

Their goal is to facilitate the removal of barriers to recreational trail usage through providing information, increasing accessible features, and supporting park managers in making changes.


posted May 20, 2021

NRPA Equity Action Plan

by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

As many as 100 million people — 30 percent of the U.S. population — do not have ready access to the lifesaving and life-enhancing benefits parks and recreation provides.


posted Dec 14, 2020

Identification of Effective Programs to Improve Access to and Use of Trails among Youth from Under-Resourced Communities

The primary purpose of this paper is to identify and review studies evaluating the effectiveness of programs to increase access to trails and trails use (physical activity) among youth from under-resourced communities.


posted Dec 9, 2020

Engaging Children in Nature through Trails

Spending time on trails not only helps a child's mental and physical development, it can also help create healthy habits that last a lifetime.