This five-part course discusses what it means for a trail to be sustainable. It describes the lifecycle of sustainable trails and includes lessons on hydrology, structures, tools, tread and alignment.
These guidelines are designed to assist resource managers in conducting management activities that enhance the quality of natural plant communities, wildlife habitat, regional landscape integrity and visual quality, particularly as related to planning, development, and maintenance of trails, water trails, and water access sites.
The Razorback Greenway consists of 40 miles of shared-use paved trails connecting seven communities throughout the Northwest Arkansas region and providing access to world-class art museums, multiple downtown entertainment districts, parks, and classic Ozark Mountain scenery.
The electronic newsletter from American Trails provides updates on legislation, funding, new resources, events, and people and trails in the news.
Jim Schmid reviews Robert Searns' new book "Beyond Greenways: The Next Step for City Trails and Walking Routes"
The Trail Fund has now morphed into two programs. The Trails Capacity Program fills the role of what the "Trail Fund" was in 2021, and the Legacy Trail Program now offers Legacy Roads and Trails funding to projects on U.S. Forest Service lands.
Trail Construction Costs, Risks, and Tips for Success
Getting outside can help you learn, and trails play a critical role in accessing natural places and learning to love them.
Every two years American Trails sponsors the International Trails Summit (formerly Symposium) to bring together trail and greenway advocates, managers, planners, and users, as well as tourism and business interests.
American Trails brings agencies, trail builders, planners, architects, advocates, and volunteers the latest in state-of-the-art information on all aspects of trails and greenways. Our webinars focus on a variety of trail topics, usually applicable to all trail types, with expert presenters. Webinar topics are chosen from current cutting-edge trail topics selected from attendee/presenter suggestions as well as recent popular conference sessions.
Our Business Directory has grown significantly over the past few years and provides free and paid online listings when it comes to organizations and their products and services available to the trails community. If you want to include your own organization, send us an email.
The Advancing Trails Awards Program is one way that American Trails recognizes the tremendous contributions and successes of exemplary people across the globe who are working to advance trails. These awards are presented every two years during the International Trails Summit. American Trails worked with the World Trails Network – Hub for the Americas to select the International Trails Partnership award.
The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) is an alliance of national and regional trail-related organizations across a broad spectrum of interests representing motorized and non-motorized communities. Its members work together to build awareness and understanding of the Recreational Trails Program, which returns federal gasoline taxes paid by off-highway recreationists to the states for trail development and maintenance. Read more about CRT.
We'd like to introduce the Board of Directors of American Trails and tell you more about these committed trails activists. Click on a board member's name to read their bio.
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Q&A from the 2021 webinar Trail Construction Costs, Risks, and Tips for Success
The Naugatuck River Greenway (NRG) is an officially designated Connecticut State Greenway, consisting of the open and green spaces along the Naugatuck River. Greenways are corridors of open space that may protect natural resources or provide recreational opportunities, and typically follow a natural feature like a river or manmade features like a canal or disused rail bed.
Trail development cost guide for Oregon Parks and Recreation Departments
What would it take for all Americans to be able to go out their front doors and within fifteen minutes be on trails that wind through their cities, towns or villages and bring them back without retracing steps?
A long-standing impediment to effective implementation of the Recreational Trails Program (and other federal funding of trail projects) has been addressed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Discover this 2.0-mile loop trail near Jacksonville, Oregon. A fun trail with interpretive signs along the way.
Gwinnett County is currently the second most populous county in Georgia with more than 936,000 residents and also has a minority-majority population. By 2050, estimates project Gwinnett could grow to as many as 1.5 million residents, making it the most populated county in the state.
Trails connect suburban and rural communities to wild places, and they can play an important role in landscape resilience, as wildfire becomes more frequent in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) where homes are increasingly being built.
This handbook is a collaboration of the Coalition for the Upper South Platte, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain Field Institute.