June 2019
Tools for Successful Volunteer Stewardship

Volunteer stewardship is more important than ever. As your trails get more popular, follow these simple suggestions for upping your stewardship efforts from some of the best stewardship programs around the country. 
Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) Award Winners

12 of America's most successful RTP projects have been highlighted in a Washington DC awards ceremony hosted by CRT member organizations. 
Ask a Trail Expert


Use our "Ask a Trail Expert" page to get the answers to your toughest trail related questions.
National Recreation Trails (NRT) Photo Contest Open for 2019

American Trails sponsors the annual contest for photographs of designated 
National Recreation Trails across the country.  
American Trails Business Directory


Find over 500 of the best trail related businesses to help you find the perfect fit for your project. 
R esources and Training

July Webinar: Social Media + Trails: Growing and Engaging Your Followers
Hear from three experts on how they manage their social media platforms to reach tens of thousands of followers, best practices for using social media, and the potential pitfalls to look out for in the social media era.

Comparing Relative Impacts of Various Trail User Groups
A summary of research and studies on factors that affect trails management strategy and determining uses for each trail.

National Trail Surfaces Study
The purpose of the longitudinal surface study was to evaluate a variety of trail surface materials, and their ability to meet proposed accessibility requirements of firmness and stability from initial installation and maintenance over 51 months.

U.S. Forest Service Hosting Two Webinars on Proposed Changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
NEPA impacts all recreational activities on USFS lands and is important for OHV enthusiasts to understand the rules and engage appropriately.

American Trails Website Resources
Check out our volunteer portal for the latest available volunteer opportunities, and our training calendar for upcoming conferences and events.

Featured Trail Industry Manufacturer: iZone Imaging
iZone Imaging provides durable signage and graphics from the only completely in-house manufacturing facility dedicated to producing CHPL (Custom High Pressure Laminate) products. Learn more about this company…
TRAILSNext Talks
TRAILSNext Series Presented by American Trails

In the style of TEDx, the TRAILSNext™ Series brings you cutting edge information from leading experts in the trails world on today’s hottest trail topics. These h igh energy 18-minute presentations were recorded to be made available to folks who were unable to attend this year's International Trails Symposium.

Each month we will be featuring one of these talks in our eNews, and you can purchase the entire series on our website at this link .

This month we are sharing with you " Managing High-Use Trails: Why Trail Stewards are a Necessity in Creating Safe, Sustainable Trails " by presenter Hank Osborn, with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.

Learn how trail steward and trail-building programs have worked to make the public better informed, more responsible trails users while protecting the resource. Because when trails are used responsibly, they protect both the people who use them and the environment that surrounds them.