Ten Steps to total trails
American Trails is working for the future of trails, greenways, and open space in America.
From the Summer 2008 American Trails Magazine.
By Robert Searns, Chair, American Trails Board
On behalf of all Americans who want a better quality of life, more livable cities, healthier and fitter adults and children, and better stewardship of our land and resources, we submit these Ten Steps. This compilation was crafted at the 2006 National Trails Symposium by the membership of American Trails (over 500 trail advocates and professionals).
We thank all who participated in this heartfelt and creative effort, and look forward to revisiting the Ten Steps at the upcoming National Trails Symposium in Little Rock. We encourage the vigorous pursuit of this vision for this and future generations.
1. Promote Connections in Our Communities
2. Create a National Trails Network/System
3. Commit Sustainable Funding
4. Expand Environmental Education
5. Associate Trails with Health and Fitness
6. Encourage All Americans to Participate
7. Promote Sustainable Transportation
8. Engage, Motivate Youth
9. Promote Access and Accessibility
10. Build Trail and Greenway Partnerships
American Trails works through education, partnerships, and timely information resources to promote the creation, conservation and broad enjoyment of quality trails and greenways. Read more about our mission and efforts for trails for all Americans on our website at www.AmericanTrails.org.
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Updated August 16, 2008