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posted Mar 2, 2020

Trails Community Appropriations Recommendations

by Tyler Ray with American Hiking Society

On behalf of the thousands of diverse trail users our collective organizations represent, we urge appropriators to adequately invest in our nation’s trails.

categories: Federal Legislation

posted Jun 17, 2020

Great News on the Great American Outdoors Act!

by American Trails Staff

American Trails and our partners applaud the Senate's bipartisan effort to pass the Great American Outdoors Act by a bipartisan vote of 73-25.

categories: Federal Legislation

posted May 14, 2020

Action Alert: National Survey of Shovel-ready Trail Projects

by Mike Passo with American Trails

Help the trails community demonstrate its ability to put America back to work and deliver the benefits of trails to all communities.

categories: Federal Legislation

posted Dec 31, 2018

FAQ: How does a trail get recognized as a National Scenic Trail?

categories: Federal Legislation

posted Dec 31, 2018

Trails for America

by National Park Service

A 1966 study headed by Stuart Udall on the feasibility of a National Trails System

categories: Federal Legislation

posted Dec 19, 2018

How to Contact Your Representatives About Trail Issues

by American Trails Staff

Are you worried about the future of our trails and public lands, but not sure what you can do? Calling your congressional delegation about trails issues is one of the most powerful things we can do as individuals.

categories: Federal Legislation

posted Apr 24, 2018

Tips on Meeting with Congressional Offices

Meeting with a member of Congress or congressional staff is a very effective way to convey a message about your trails, parks, or outdoor recreation issue.

categories: Federal Legislation

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: Federal Legislation

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: Federal Legislation

posted Sep 4, 2019

Why YOU Should Submit Your Trail for National Recreation Trail (NRT) Designation

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Find out more about the National Recreation Trail program and the steps needed to apply.

categories: Federal Legislation

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posted Jun 18, 2020

1,028 Trail Projects Can Put Americans To Work

COVID-19 has created an economic downturn. Over 1,000 trail projects are waiting for funding to help put Americans back to work.


posted Mar 5, 2020

Action Alerts

Are you worried about the future of our trails and public lands, but not sure what you can do? Calling your congressional delegation about trails issues is one of the most powerful things we can do as individuals.


posted Feb 28, 2020

Issues and Policy

Coordinated advocacy efforts will benefit all Americans through increased influence via strong, coherent, and coordinated messaging on legislation and policy.


posted Feb 28, 2020

Policy Positions and Guidance

Bringing together the collective force of American Trails members, partners, and allies


posted Feb 25, 2020

Trails Move People

Creating a strong, cooperative, and unified voice for a diverse trails community


posted Feb 19, 2020

Threats to Trails


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Northwest Trail Alliance

Portland, Oregon

Northwest Trail Alliance is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. We are one of the Northwest’s leading mountain bike advocacy and trail stewardship groups.


PO Box 1846, Portland, Oregon 97207
[email protected]

WWF Brazil

Brasília - Distrito Federal Brazil, International

WWF has worked in Brazil since 1971, but officially opened its office there in 1996. WWF runs dozens of projects here in partnership with regional NGOs, universities and government agencies. It develops activities to sup...


CLS 114 Bloco D - 35 - Asa Sul, DF, 70377-540, Brasília - Distrito Federal Brazil, International
Brasilia +55 61 3364 7400 • [email protected]

Sustainable Trails Coalition

San Jose, California

The Sustainable Trails Coalition is a Colorado nonprofit working for more rational and reasonable rules to insure that America's trail network can be enjoyed by all and is sustainable for future generations.


PO Box 402, San Jose, California 95103
[email protected]

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