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AccessInclusivityTrail Modernization

Diversity on the Trail

A recent National Parks Service survey confirmed what many outdoor recreationists have witnessed first-hand: our 400-plus national parks, and the trails that run through them, are predominately white. Many groups are advocating for a new path, working to increase diversity and inclusion on trails and in the outdoors.
Jud Bartlett
September 16, 2023
AccessInclusivityLocal Takes

How to Make Good Things Happen

Alfredo Gonzales Velez may be just 24 years old, but he’s quickly making his mark on the world of environmental stewardship. He’s doing what he can to encourage people, specifically members of the LatinX community, to have access to and take advantage of natural spaces for recreation and mental health.
Jud Bartlett
August 5, 2022

Private Land, Public Use: How One Vermont Group is Bending Barriers

In a state where over 80 percent of land is privately owned, communication and coordination with individuals to create sustainable access for recreation like skiing, mountain biking, running, and snowshoeing, is critical. Angus McCusker reflects on how Ridgeline Collective is able to foster landowner relationships and trail access.
Jud Bartlett
April 7, 2022