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posted May 28, 2018

Dedication of the Rich Guadagno Memorial Trail

by Pam Gluck with American Trails

The 1,000th National Recreation Trail dedicated to refuge manager killed on United Flight 93.

  tags: memorial

posted Mar 27, 2018

Rich Guadagno Memorial Trail, Oregon

by American Trails Staff

The 1,000th National Recreation Trail dedicated to refuge manager killed on United Flight 93.

  tags: birding, conservation and environment, memorial, preservation, wildlife and habitat, backcountry

posted Mar 13, 2018

O. L. "Leff" Moore and the Development of the Innovative Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area

O. L. “Leff” Moore was the “father” of the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area, the most innovative motorized trail system in the eastern United States. Leff was the recipient of the 2008 Hulet Hornbeck Award at the 19th International Trails Symposium.

  tags: off-highway vehicles (ohv), economic, travel & tourism, memorial

posted Nov 18, 2019

Ron McKinney - Goodbye to a Great Friend and Leader

by American Trails Staff

Ron was an avid snowmobiler and ATV rider who worked for the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Ron was a leader who knew that the State Trails Program exists only because of Wyoming’s snowmobile and ORV riders who fund it.

  tags: memorial, snowmobile

posted Jul 22, 2019

Calvin Kangas - Doing What He Loved

by American Trails Staff

Calvin was a very passionate and dedicated volunteer who always had a smile on his face. He took over the role of president of the Ni-Miikanaake Chapter of the North Country Trail Association (NCTA) a couple of years ago and has accomplished a lot of great work and built strong relationships within the local and surrounding communities.

  tags: memorial

posted Aug 22, 2018

Monty Montgomery, Ozark Greenways

Past President of Ozark Greenways, Monty Montgomery, passed away on August 19, 2018. He was an avid supporter and longtime friend of Ozark Greenways. He inspired countless individuals to explore our beautiful Ozarks through bicycling, hiking, and running all while promoting fun and fellowship.

  tags: memorial

posted Mar 27, 2017

Mary Anderson, REI

by American Trails Staff

Mary Anderson, Co-founder of REI

  tags: memorial

posted Feb 1, 2017

A Tribute to David Burwell

by Chuck Flink with Greenways Incorporated

David Burwell was a cofounder of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and one of the most influential champions for trails and greenways. He later established the National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse and founded the Surface Transportation Policy Project.

  tags: memorial, rails-to-trails

posted Jul 14, 2016

Gudy Gaskill, the Mother of the Colorado Trail

by American Trails Staff

Gudy is credited with being the Mother of The Colorado Trail, now 567 miles between Denver and Durango.

  tags: memorial, huts and backcountry shelter systems

posted Sep 8, 2015

Tom Neenan

by American Trails Staff

Tom was instrumental in founding the non-profit Iowa Trails Council in 1984. He made the first application for acquisition of an abandoned rail bed in Iowa and continued to negotiate, acquire, and establish trails for many years.

  tags: memorial

posted Aug 8, 2015

Remembering Deb Hubsmith

by American Trails Staff

Deb Hubsmith founded and guided the Safe Routes to School National Partnership for nearly 10 years. She started as a grassroots advocate and co-led the development of Marin County, California’s Safe Routes pilot program.

  tags: memorial

posted May 21, 2014

Susan “Butch” Henley - American Hiking Society Staffer and Trail Supporter

by American Trails Staff

Always known by her trail name after through-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1978, Butch served both on the board and staff of the American Hiking Society. For many years she was a familiar participant in initiatives and committees supporting policies and funding for trails.

  tags: memorial

posted May 3, 2014

James L. Oberstar - Congressman and Advocate for Trails and Bicycling

by American Trails Staff

Congressman Jim Oberstar was a supporter of the Recreational Trails Program and a sponsor of the transportation bills which included funding for bicycle and pedestrian programs as well as trails.

  tags: memorial

posted Aug 8, 2012

Remembering Joe Shoemaker: Colorado Greenway Visionary

by American Trails Staff

American Trails and the trails community nationwide mourns the passing of Joe Shoemaker in August 2012.

  tags: memorial

posted Jan 7, 2012

Hulet Hornbeck, Trail Activist and Land Acquisition Specialist

Hulet was a long-time American Trails board member. He created his legacy through trails during 20 years of land acquisition for the East Bay Regional Park District. His intellect, kindness, public sense of stewardship and humor was an inspiration to us all!

  tags: memorial

posted Mar 24, 2011

Mark Hufeisen — Virginia State Parks Trail Builder and Manager

by American Trails Staff

Mark’s expertise on a wide range of subjects from construction to trail development to horse training will leave a very tangible legacy. He took a fledging rail-to-trails project, New River Trail State Park, and made it one of Virginia’s most visited and most supported state parks.

  tags: memorial

posted Oct 20, 2010

Fran Wallas— Tennessee Trail Writer

by American Trails Staff

Since 2005 The Tennessee Conservationist magazine featured Fran Wallas’ “Great Hikes in Tennessee State Parks” in each bi-monthly issue.

  tags: memorial

posted Jul 5, 2010

The Bridge Builders Art: A Tribute to Carroll Vogel

Carroll Vogel showed us that in the world of suspension bridges we are still looking for the boundaries, we are still finding new structures, applications, and uses of materials.

  tags: memorial

posted Jun 10, 2010

Merle D. Grimes— A True Friend of Greenways and Trails

Merle Grimes planned and helped develop greenways and trails in Atlanta, GA and on the Island of Kauai as well as many projects in the Denver area and the South Platte River Greenway.

  tags: memorial

posted Jun 2, 2010

Jon McBride— Montana Smokejumper and Trails Steward

by American Trails Staff

Jon McBride founded the National Smokejumper Association’s Trails Program. Under McBride’s leadership during the past 10 years, former and current smokejumpers rehabilitated well over a thousand miles of trails for the Forest Service and the National Park Service.

  tags: memorial

posted Mar 5, 2010

Austin Helmers, Alaskan Trails Advocate and Forest Service Veteran

by American Trails Staff

After 40 years with the U.S. Forest Service, Austin Helmers' second career was his passion for hiking and making sure Alaskan trails rights of way were not lost.

  tags: memorial

posted Mar 4, 2010

Art Cowley— Father of the Ouachita Trail

by American Trails Staff

Art’s claim to fame in the Ouachitas was working out the plan in the early 1970’s for the Ouachita Trail.

  tags: memorial

posted Jan 1, 2010

Dale Shewalter, Founder of the Arizona Trail

by American Trails Staff

Dale was known as the "Father of the Arizona Trail" and guiding spirit for the Arizona Trail Association. Dale had a vision of a continuous path across Arizona, and in 1985 he undertook a journey on foot across the state.

  tags: memorial, desert trails

posted Jul 3, 2009

John C. Roth, a Person who Built Connections and Moved Dreams Forward

by American Trails Staff

A Missouri trail advocate, John Roth was a volunteer with the US Forest Service for several years. He is best known for his tremendous work on the the planning and development of the Ozark Trail.

  tags: memorial

posted May 13, 2009

Brian O'Neill

by American Trails Staff

Brian O'Neill - the longtime superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area who helped transform the Presidio and other military bases into parkland.

  tags: memorial

posted May 5, 2009

Tammy Jamieson - Advocate for Parks, Trails, and Open Space

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates

Tammy left a lasting legacy in the parks, trails and open space features that she created during her tenure.

  tags: memorial

posted Jan 9, 2008

Jessica Terrell, Trails Activist and State Program Manager

by American Trails Staff

Jessica had been the state trail coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources in New Mexico, and held the same position in Missouri. She was proud of being selected to participate in the American Frontiers Expedition team.

  tags: memorial

posted Dec 3, 2007

Dale Lloyd, Advocate for Trails and Snowmobilers

by American Trails Staff

Dale Harvey Lloyd was the husband of Kay Lloyd, who served as American Trails Chair for several years. Dale, like Kay, was an avid snowmobiler and advocate for trails of all kinds.

  tags: memorial, snowmobile

posted Jan 19, 2007

George's Send Off

by American Trails Staff

George was an avid equestrian and advocate for the preservation of public open space and trails. His work in the 1940's in Contra Costa County, CA became the model for the California State Riding and Hiking Trails Plan and later led to California State trails acts in 1945 and again in 1974.

  tags: memorial

posted Jun 24, 2005

Bill Bliss Rides into the Sunset

by American Trails Staff

In 2006 Bill received the Lifetime Service Award from American Trails. He conducted a never-ending crusade for safer trails, bicycling, and bicycling facilities.

  tags: memorial

posted May 6, 2003

Remembering Bill Spitzer, Park Service Mentor

by American Trails Staff

The trails community lost a great friend with the passing of Bill Spitzer.

  tags: memorial

posted Nov 18, 2001

Lu Schrader, West Virginia Trail Advocate

Lu Schrader founded the the West Virginia Trails Coalition and was a key player in the first WV Statewide Trail Plan. Lu was also the driving force behind the creation of the Trace Fork Canyon Trail near Charleston.

  tags: memorial

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