Maryland Trails Clearinghouse & Directory
Training and Education
The Bureau of Land Management in the US Dept. of the Interior sponsors many courses and workshops through a variety of training opportunities. Trails, recreation, land management, technical training, and public involvement are topics that are frequently covered. The BLM has also been a leader in establishing and developing the National Trails Training Partnership. For current training schedules see the NTTP Calendar and BLM's National Training Center.
NTTP is an alliance of Federal agencies, training providers, nationwide supporters, professional contractors, and providers of products and services.
Trail training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, motorized recreation, wilderness, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, non-motorized transportation, funding, and stewardship. Hosted by AmericanTrails.org
National Park Service's
Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA)
National Park Service
Conservation Study Institute
The CSI is focused on Collaborative Conservation, offering programs for Leadership, Community Engagement, and Partnership Networks.
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is a national clearinghouse for information related to pedestrians and bicyclists. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. Through our comprehensive Web sites (www.walkinginfo.org, www.bicyclinginfo.org, www.pedbikeimages.org), we offer information and training to diverse audiences about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement, access, and mobility as it relates to pedestrians and bicyclists. The PBIC is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and housed within the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center in Chapel Hill, NC.