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- American Hiking Society
An advocate group for foot trails.
- American Trails
- Appalachian Trail Conservancy
We are committed to nurture and protect this sacred space through
education and inspiration. We strive to create an ever-expanding
community of doers and dreamers, and work to ensure that
tomorrow's generations will experience the same mesmerizing
beauty we behold today.
- Back Country Horsemen of America
Offers resources for equestrian trails.
- Equestrian Land Conservation Resource
Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is dedicated to promoting access to and conservation of land for equestrian use. ELCR provides direct assistance to individuals and groups working to preserve land for equestrian use, whether the land is publicly or privately held. ELCR assists horse people across the country to identify all of the resources available to them and to maximize their potential for success, offers advice about how to be anchored by strong, local equestrian interests, to develop creative partnerships that include local conservation and other user groups, to be environmentally responsible and financially sustainable over the long run, and to take action to provide permanent access for equestrians.
- Hatfield-McCoy Trails
A statutory corporation created by West Virginia legislation for the purpose of economic development through tourism in nine southern West Virginia counties. As of May 2004, the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System totals over 500 miles of off-road trails in four of its nine project counties. Each of its five trail systems are open to ATV's, Dirt Bikes, select Utility Vehicles (UTVs), Mountain Bikes, Horses, and Hikers. Many of the trail systems also offer community connecting trails that allow visitors to access ATV friendly towns to experience the charm of southern West Virginia.
A Presidential initiative aimed toward increasing the health and fitness of citizens. The Corps
is a member of the Recreation and Public Health work group.
- International Mountain Bicycling Association
offers excellent information on biking trails
- National Center for Accessibility
A collaborative program of Indiana University and the National Park Service, and is the nations
premiere resource promoting access for people with disabilities in recreation. NCA has played
a critical role in increasing awareness of inclusion of people with disabilities in parks,
recreation and tourism while advancing the spirit and intent of the Americans with Disabilities
Act, Rehabilitation Act and other disability legislation. Through the comprehensive services of
research, technical assistance, and education, NCA focuses on universal design and practical
accessibility solutions creating inclusive recreation opportunities for people of all abilities.
- National Center For Recreation & Conservation - Trails
Offers technical assistance for trail planning, design, and construction. The site provides links to many management plans and handbooks, and information on National Recreation and Scenic Trails.
- National Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council
good source for OHV trail information
- National Recreation and Parks Association
Has a variety of recreation resource information, including access to past issues of Parks and Recreation and Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, which have articles relating to trails and trail management.
- National Scenic Byways Program
The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The program is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. Since 1992, the National Scenic Byways Program has provided funding for almost 1500 state and nationally designated byway projects in 48 states. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as All-American Roads or National Scenic Byways based on one or more archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities.
- Rails to Trails Conservancy
Purpose is creating trails from former rail lines.
A one-stop web site for recreational opportunities on federal public lands.
- The American Canoe Association (ACA) has designated recommended water trails and developed an online database of water trails
The National Park Service has been working with the American Canoe Association and through
ACAs website, there is now has a database of 400 water trails throughout the U.S. and parts of
Canada. This database provides users with information on each trail and tells them how to
get maps. The ACA will be continually expanding and refining this database so that paddlers
everywhere will have easy access to information on local and nationwide paddling
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