Trail Planning Workshop - Toolkit

Short Description

The Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program is driven by the mission of the National Park Service to conserve natural and cultural resources and promote outdoor recreation in collaboration and partnership with communities.

This Trail Planning Toolkit was developed by Russell Clark, a project manager for the National Park Service – Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program. The idea for the toolkit developed when Russell Clark, coordinating three multi-county trail planning projects and 10 workshops in fewer than three months, needed a consistent process for collaborating with multiple partners and gathering large amounts of information from community members and trail user groups. 

It’s within this context that Russell Clark designed this step-by-step guide for communities, partners and local jurisdictions to use in developing and implementing a trail planning workshop. Included are tools to help workshop participants identify community assets, establish trail priorities and brainstorm ideas for future linkages.

Related Partners

Most people know that the National Park Service cares for national parks, a network of nearly 400 natural, cultural and recreational sites across the nation. The treasures in this system -- the first of its kind in the world -- have been set aside by the American people to preserve, protect, and share, the legacies of this land.