We are excited to announce the winners of our 2023 Legacy Trail Program grants. In the first year of this program, we funded a total of $1.35 million to 33 organizations.
We are grateful to have received 84 excellent project applications for the Legacy Trails Program, requesting $4.3 million dollars, approximately 3 times as much funding as we are able to award.
In this first year of the program, it was a very competitive award round and our oversight committee had to make some difficult decisions. We appreciate the interest in the funding from everyone that applied and understand the time commitment required by the application process.
"We are excited to be able to support such excellent projects across the country, which will have a positive impact on watershed health, public access to the outdoors and overall trail resiliency" says Cathy Corlett, Trail Fund Director at American Trails. This grant program is administered by American Trails and funded through a cost-share agreement with the United States Forest Service to support trails projects on forests and grasslands managed by the USFS through 2027.
Organizations awarded: (more details coming soon)
Back Country Horsemen of California
Back Country Horsemen of the Virginia Highlands
Back Country Horsemen of Washington
Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Methow Valley Trails Collaborative
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
North Country Trail - Kekekabic Chapter
North Superior Ski and Run Club (NSSRC)
Prince William Sound Stewardship Foundation
Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation
Superior Watershed Partnership
Western States Ensurance Run Foundation
Western States Trail Foundation