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posted Apr 3, 2018

California Conservation Corps Learn New Skills on Accessible Urban Trail

San Diego County partnered with the California Conservation Corps to develop an accessible trail surfaced with hardened crushed granite material from TechniSoil LLC.

  • tags: accessibility, conservation corps
categories: Management and Maintenance, Youth Corps, General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 3, 2018

Pioneer-Cabin, High Ridge, and Federal Gulch Trails Reconstruction

by USDA Forest Service

Funded by a Recreational Trails Program grant from Idaho's state trails program, this trail rehabilitation project was completed by the Northwest Youth Corp and a volunteer day organized with the Boy Scouts of America.

  • tags: rehabilitation, restoration, fire, rtp
categories: Management and Maintenance, Youth Corps

posted Feb 19, 2018

Empowering the Next Generation of Trail Stewards

Join the Student Conservation Association and Arizona Trail Association for an inspiring workshop on various youth outreach initiatives.

  • tags: urban, transportation
categories: Management and Maintenance, Youth Corps

posted Feb 19, 2018

Engaging the Next Generation of Trail Leaders Today

by Jeff Parker with Northwest Youth Corps, Gabriel Perkins with Mahoosuc Pathways, Steve Buchtel with Trails for Illinois

The presentation will include case studies of an established corps program.

  • tags: urban, transportation
categories: Management and Maintenance, Youth Corps

posted Feb 19, 2018

Motivating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Land Stewards

Join us in learning more about how the next generation plays a vital role in land stewardship, greenway development, and trail building.

  • tags: urban, transportation
categories: Management and Maintenance, Youth Corps

posted Feb 5, 2018

Engaging the next generation of trail stewards

This webinar explores techniques to increase engagement of diverse youth in trail work.

categories: Management and Maintenance, Volunteers, Youth Corps