published Mar 2022
Why Do We Need a Trail Challenge? Despite the great work happening in support of trails, workload demands continue to outpace the capacity of agency staff, partners, and volunteers. To address these shortcomings, the Forest Service has issued a 10-year Trail Challenge. It focuses the collective energy and resources of the trail community on actions resulting in greater collective capacity to manage and maintain trails, as well as more miles of trails that are well-designed, well-maintained, and well-suited to support recreation use today and into the future.
published Jan 2022
The Frisco Highline Trail, a National Recreation Trail, is using a team of goats to tame vegetation around the trail.
published May 2021
Information on apps that can be used for trail management that would be suitable for volunteer-type organizations.
published Apr 2021
San Jose is developing a 100 mile trail network! View the handout!
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 Sep 2020
by Lora Goerlich with Equestrian Trails and Facilities Consultant LLC
Responsible equestrians should actively protect trees and other park structures when out on the trail. Equine expert Lora Goerlich gives her take on this topic.
published Jun 2020
Best Management Practice Goal: The water trail actively engages local communities and trail users, who provide support and advocacy for the maintenance and stewardship of the water trail.
published Feb 2020
This report focuses on the issues surrounding the proposed development of the Palouse to Cascades Rail-Trail.
published Dec 2019
Specific skills used in management of trails and greenways: facility management; urban trail and bike/ped management; visitor management.
published Dec 2019
Specific skills used in trails and greenways work: budgeting; developing costs; managing grants and finding programs; managing staff and volunteers; managing projects; identifying funding sources; working with a variety of funding; writing grant proposals;