Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program

Tools & Resources


Community Tools

Welcome to RTCA's Tools & Resources page, your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about outdoor recreation and/or conservation in your community. On our organizations page you will find a comprehensive list of state and national trail, river, and conservation organizations that serve as great references during any point of your planning or construction process. On our publications page, you will find in-depth information and research on everything from sustainable trail design to the economic benefits of river conservation. One of our most valuable resources is the community resources page, which contains a compilation of tools and techniques specifically targeted for community members to use as reference in the planning, organizing, and/or implementing their outdoor recreation or conservation project. A few highlights from our Tools & Resources pages include:

RTCA Community Toolbox

RTCA Community Toolbox

Quick and easy, one-page tutorials for community members interested in planning, public meetings, facilitation, trail design, etc.


Protecting Open Space: Tools and Techniques

Protecting Open Space: Tools and Techniques

Various tools and tips for how to conserve those special places near your home.


Trails for the Twenty-First Century

Trails for the Twenty-First Century, 2nd ed.

An easy to use, step-by-step guide to all aspects of the planning, design, and management of multi-use trails.




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

    Green Infrastructure Training Course. Visit Now...

  • 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: September 11, 2013