Sort: Date Posted Title

posted May 9, 2022

Hub for Information on Trail Users

Everything you need to know about trail counters, trail user surveys, and other information to better understand and engage your trail users.*

posted Jan 18, 2022

Shared-Use Trail Hub

Everything you need to know about planning, building, and managing shared-use trails.

posted Dec 20, 2023

Strengthening Tribal Consultations and Nation-to-Nation Relationships

by USDA Forest Service

The Tribal Relations Program strives to enhance relationships between the Forest Service, Tribes, ANCs, non-federally recognized Tribes, and Native Hawaiians, as well as American Indian, Alaska Native, and other Indigenous individuals, communities, inter-Tribal organizations, enterprises, and educational institutions, thereby improving the agency’s ability to foster effective partnerships and respect Tribal sovereignty.


posted Nov 17, 2023

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTION: A Synthesis from Roundtables in Support of the Bureau of Land Management’s Blueprint for 21st Century Outdoor Recreation

by Foundation for America's Public Lands

Implementation of the Blueprint will require a deepening of relationships, new partnerships, new capacity and ultimately, new resources for success. Put simply, the Bureau can’t achieve its vision alone.


posted Nov 17, 2023

The Bureau of Land Management’s Blueprint for 21st Century Outdoor Recreation

by Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is developing a “Blueprint for 21st Century Outdoor Recreation” (Blueprint) intended to guide investments, partnerships, outreach, and program development to respond to current demand and chart a course to meet future needs.


posted Nov 14, 2023

Winter Recreation Planning

by Winter Wildlands Alliance

These case studies reveal a number of lessons learned that will be valuable in future winter travel management planning efforts.


posted Oct 11, 2023

Engaging Diverse Groups in Building Community Resilience through Stewardship

by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

Advocates, stewards, and volunteers are key to the success of ecologically balanced park projects and spaces. They provide vital assistance in the advocacy, establishment, maintenance, and educational outreach needed to ensure these spaces are in harmony with nature, well-maintained, and a welcoming place for all.


posted Oct 10, 2023

Launching the USDA Forest Service’s 10-year Trail Shared Stewardship Challenge in the Eastern Region

by USDA Forest Service, American Trails

This report was produced by American Trails in partnership with the USDA Forest Service USFS Eastern Region. The report and the engagement process that it chronicles represent the kind of cooperation that the 10-Year Trail Shared Stewardship calls for. It has been a pleasure to share in this experience and launch the Trail Challenge in the Eastern Region!


posted Oct 2, 2023

ON FIRE: The Report of the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission

The wildfire crisis in the United States is urgent, severe, and far reaching. Wildfire is no longer simply a land management problem, nor is it isolated to certain regions or geographies. Across this nation, increasingly destructive wildfires are posing ever-greater threats to human lives, livelihoods, and public safety.


posted Apr 12, 2023

Trails and Resilience: Review of the Role of Trails in Climate Resilience and Emergency Response

by Federal Highway Administration

Trails are often overlooked as elements of essential infrastructure for a resilient transportation system.1 In emergencies where other transportation facilities are shut down or inaccessible, people may use trails to get where they need to go.


posted Apr 3, 2023

2023 Legacy Trails Program Grant Awardee Portal

Below you will find documents that may be useful as you prepare your invoices.


posted Feb 14, 2023

TRAILS SAFE PASSING PLAN: STOP, SPEAK, and STAND BACK

by Equine Land Conservation Resource

Horses are prey animals and naturally can be afraid of unfamiliar people and objects. Horses have natural "flight“ survival instincts and prefer to move their feet towards an exit route. Therefore, people with horses should pass at a walk while other trail users remain STOPPED until passed.


posted Jul 15, 2022

ORV – Social & Management Issues

Off-road vehicles can have a substantial impact on the experience of other non-motorized visitors on trails that are shared or even on adjacent forest or park settings.


posted Jul 15, 2022

Informal and Formal Trail Monitoring Protocols and Baseline Conditions

by U.S. Geological Survey

This research developed and applied state-of-the-art trail condition assessment and monitoring procedures and applied them to the park’s formal and informal (visitor-created) trails.