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Developing trails and tourism on private lands

A new publication provides information on how several landowners in Texas have developed trail based enterprises. Developing Trails and Tourism on Private Lands in Texas helps landowners understand how trails can be used to diversify and possibly profit economically. Texas has little public land, so these areas provide benefits to landowners while providing opportunities for trail users to experience more of the Texas landscape.

A pdf file is at: Click on Extension Publications, then Recreation, then the title Developing Trails and Tourism on Private Lands in Texas

A hard copy (Publication # B-6103) can be ordered for $12 from the website as well.

Symposium presentations now available on the Web

Many of the presentations at the recent National Trails Symposium are now available on the American Trails website, including:

Presentations from the 15th National Trails Symposium are available on our Website. Look for the link at the top of the home page at to National Trails Symposim Presentations.

Update your Web links to

What's the largest resource on the Web for trails advocates? It's the American Trails site at Please be sure you change any links&emdash; our old Web address was, the leading internet resource dedicated to outdoor recreation and adventure travel, is hosting our site.

Have a question? Suggestion? Want us to link to your website? Contact website manager Stuart Macdonald at

New glossary demystifies trails and greenway terms

Ever wonder what is the difference between "corduroy" and "puncheon"? Want a concise definition of "shared use" or "soil cement"? Need to know what "ADAAG" or "AASHTO" stands for?

Jim Schmid, State Trails Coordinator for South Carolina, has created yet another new tool for trails activists. It's the Trails Primer: A Glossary of Trails, Greenway, and Outdoor Recreation Terms and Acronyms, published by the SC Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. It's 74 pages of facts, words, and concepts, and an indispensible reference for anyone involved in outdoor recreation.

See Trails Primer on line at

SCA looking to fill jobs

Student Conservation Association (SCA), the country's largest national provider of conservation service opportunities, is looking to fill scores of crew leader positions in anticipation of an exceptionally active summer season. SCA projects up to a 20% increase to its national trail construction and maintenance efforts which traditionally include 180 position openings for crew leaders.

Crews serve in national parks, forests, and other beautiful natural areas across the country for approximately one month. Crew leader positions offer competitive salaries and benefits, and include SCA wilderness skills training.

Contact SCA at 603-543-1700 or review "Paid Opportunities" at

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