National Strategy for a Sustainable Trail System
The strategic intent of the strategy is to embrace and inspire a different way of thinking—and doing—to create sustainable change where grassroots initiative meets leader intent. The combined effort and momentum of many minds and hands will move the trails community, as a whole, toward shared solutions.
This strategy builds on the many examples from across the country where the Forest Service, its partners, and the greater trails community have successfully embraced a community-driven and locally sustainable trail system model. Leaders, employees, partners, volunteers, trail users, and friends can use this document to strengthen stewardship and dedication to improve a world-class, diverse trail system as one of America’s greatest legacies.
Areas of Action
26 high-leverage actions organized in six main areas:
- Leader Intent
- Organization and Talent
- Sustainable Systems
- Agency Processes and Culture
Complete Trail Strategy Publication
High Resolution: PDF 12.5 MB
Trail Strategy Overview Publication
High Resolution: PDF 2 MB
Key Elements and Concepts
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For More Information
If you have questions or comments, please contact the Trail Management Program.