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posted Sep 5, 2018

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) Stepping Up Stewardship

VOC announces their Stepping Up Stewardship Toolkit: a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive set of resources specifically designed to help other groups and organizations start or expand their volunteer programs.

  • tags: volunteers, maintenance, training
categories: Management and Maintenance, Volunteers

posted Jul 17, 2018

FAQ: Trash on trails

by American Trails Staff

Solutions to trash on trails

  • tags: faq, volunteers, environment
categories: Management and Maintenance, Volunteers

posted Jul 2, 2018

Trails of Vernon, New Jersey are a Community Effort

A one hour drive from New York City brings you to the bucolic settings of Vernon, New Jersey nestled in at 435’ above sea level. Vernon provides an ideal environment for those that love nature all year round.

  • tags: greenway, wildlife, urban
categories: Management and Maintenance, Volunteers, Benefits of Trails

posted Jun 12, 2018

Building Strong Volunteer Partner Organizations: A Success Story

With increased use of our public trails and limitations on agency resources, how can volunteer organizations be more responsive and effective partners? Join us to learn about a successful statewide effort in Colorado—the Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition (COSC) -- that is laying the groundwork for advancing the state’s stewardship movement by building a stronger and more effective infrastructure of volunteer programs across the state.

categories: Management and Maintenance, Volunteers

posted May 16, 2018

Backcountry Horsemen "Leave No Trace" Trainer Programs

by American Trails Staff

BCHA teaches Leave No Trace principles to stock users.

  • tags: wilderness, safety, preservation, equestrian, volunteers
categories: Management and Maintenance, Volunteers

posted Apr 20, 2018

Volunteers promote trails and equine rides for public in NJ

Lusscroft Farm has a network of trails that connects the site with additional trails in High Point State Park and Stokes State Forest. The major purpose of this event has been to reintroduce the concept of equine trail rides to this area of New Jersey.

  • tags: equestrian, volunteers, environment, historic
categories: Management and Maintenance, Volunteers, General Interest

posted Apr 20, 2018

Florida Trails Expo inspires young equestrians to action

by Alexandra H. Weiss with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

Florida Youth Equestrian Trails Expo is designed to inspire young equestrians to become active trail users, encourage advocacy and volunteerism on behalf of equestrian trails, and offer education in land conservation ethics.

  • tags: youth
categories: Management and Maintenance, Volunteers, General Interest

posted Apr 18, 2018

Mules and horsemen aide in collaborative trail maintenance on the Sheltowee Trace

During a groundbreaking effort between horsemen and hikers and Daniel Boone National Forest Service personnel, supplies to improve a section of the Sheltowee Trace NRT were moved by two mules and a dozen workers to a site near Bark Camp Creek.

  • tags: conservation corps
categories: Management and Maintenance, Volunteers, General Interest

posted Apr 18, 2018

Volunteers are making ambitious trail partnerships work

by Back Country Horsemen of America

Equestrians work with Forest Service and Conservation Corps for effective trail maintenance

  • tags: conservation corps, volunteers, partnerships
categories: Management and Maintenance, Volunteers, Advocacy and Promotion, Partnerships

posted Mar 3, 2018

Trail Conditions Inventory and Assessment in Northwest New Jersey

by New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

This project identifies trail maintenance needs to be addressed by NY-NJ Trail Conference volunteer trail crews.

  • tags: rtp, technology, volunteers
categories: Management and Maintenance, Volunteers