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posted Jan 20, 2020

Trail User Demographics, Physical Activity Behaviors, and Perceptions of a Newly Constructed Greenway Trail

To better understand and promote physical activity on a newly constructed trail, the present study examined the demographic characteristics and physical activity behaviors of trail users

categories: Advocacy and Promotion, Community Case Studies
tags: benefits of trails, health, user surveys


posted Dec 5, 2019

Public Outreach, Marketing, and Interpretation Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Database management; website development; trail and facility inventories; trail assessment and maintenance records; identifying and gathering needed information.

categories: Advocacy and Promotion, Making the Case for Trails, Partnership Development, Travel and Tourism, Value of Trails
tags: training, skills, marketing, education

posted Dec 5, 2019

Information Management Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Database management; website development; trail and facility inventories; trail assessment and maintenance records; identifying and gathering needed information.

categories: Advocacy and Promotion, Travel and Tourism
tags: training, skills, travel & tourism, gis mapping

posted Dec 5, 2019

Partnership and Collaboration Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Creating and maintaining partnerships; interagency project management; structuring agreements among partners; nurturing cooperation among a variety of recreation and conservation interests; planning trail systems across jurisdictional lines.

categories: Advocacy and Promotion, Partnership Development
tags: training, skills, partnerships

posted Dec 5, 2019

Organizational Development Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in development of organizations for trails and greenways work: creating and building a nonprofit organization; managing boards and staff; recruiting, training, and rewarding volunteers; managing finances and legal issues.

categories: Advocacy and Promotion, Partnership Development
tags: training, skills, management and operation

posted Dec 5, 2019

Laws, Regulations, and Policies Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in Interpreting regulations and legislation; applying federal laws on environmental, historic issues; providing accessible routes under the Americans with Disabilities Act; developing and enforcing trail regulations; responding to legal and liability issues.

categories: Advocacy and Promotion, Federal Legislation
tags: training, skills, accessibility and accessible trails, federal

posted Nov 22, 2019

11 Questions Answered About Trail Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Q&A from the American Trails webinar for JEDI with the purpose of creating a map that can help you identify priorities for your organization and areas where you need more support.

categories: Advocacy and Promotion, Partnership Development
tags: jedi

posted Nov 19, 2019

Small Business Owners Along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Say Trails are Vital to the Economy

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveyed 200 small business owners along the CDT and found that 86% say trails are vital to the economy of their communities.

categories: Advocacy and Promotion, Travel and Tourism, Value of Trails
tags: economic, benefits of trails, travel & tourism, long-distance trails

posted Nov 13, 2019

Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Highlights

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Every year hundreds of projects across the country use Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding to complete new projects and improve existing infrastructure. These are two recent highlights of how those funds are being used on the ground.

categories: Advocacy and Promotion, Federal Legislation
tags: recreational trails program (rtp), featured trails

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