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The general public are active participants in trail planning projects.

Planning is the process of developing a structured approach to meet your preservation and education goals. The National Trails office has the staff expertise to help you identify your planning needs to make your vision for the trails come alive in a responsible and sustainable way.

Planning Team Technical Assistance Areas

  • Strategic planning for your organization

  • Guidance on trail planning efforts

  • Interpretive planning services

  • New trail studies and planning actions (feasibility studies and management plans)

  • Developing foundational statements and documents

  • Environmental studies

  • Compliance responsibilities

We collaborate with many trail partners for these activities. Planning helps the National Trails office meet its mandate by Congress to commemorate historic routes and promotes their preservation and development for public use.

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Last updated: September 29, 2020