Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program

Conserving greenways and open space provides long term benefits for future generations.
Conserving greenways and open space provides long term benefits for future generations.
  • Community members standing on a trail

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  • Everyone enjoys the results of a well planned outdoor recreation project.

    Everyone enjoys the results of a well planned outdoor recreation project.

  • Alaska youth learn to build sustainable trails.

    Alaska youth learn to build sustainable trails.

  • Agency and community members meet on the water to explore water trail ideas.

    Agency and community members meet on the water to explore water trail ideas.

  • Conserving greenways and open space provides long term benefits for future generations.

    Conserving greenways and open space provides long term benefits for future generations.

An Introduction

The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program (RTCA) is a community assistance branch of the National Park Service. RTCA supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects. In Alaska, RTCA staff provide technical assistance to communities so they can conserve rivers, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways.

  • Learn more about what projects RTCA is currently working on in Alaska.
  • View a complete list of our local, state, and national partners.
  • Visit our national website and see what projects RTCA staff are working on throughout the country.
  • Learn more information about how to apply for RTCA staff assistance.

What Our Partners Have to Say...

"Thank you very much for a good project and one that benefits the birds and the land. We look forward to working with you on future projects."
– RJ Murran, Sea Lion Corporation Board member.



Partnership Projects

  • Sockeye Run Fitness Trail and Bike Path project details - Naknek, Alaska

    Naknek, AK

    Sockeye Run Fitness Trail and Bike Path
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  • Green Infrastructure Strategic Conservation Training Course project details - Mat Su Borough, AK

    Mat-Su Borough, AK

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  • Sustainable Subsistence ATV Trail project details - Hooper Bay, AK

    Hooper Bay, AK

    Sustainable Subsistence ATV Trail. Visit Now...


  • Hillside Singletrack Mountain Bike Trails project details - Anchorage, AK

    Anchorage, AK

    Hillside Singletrack Mountain Bike Trails. Visit Now...



Last Updated: November 18, 2013