The Rivers & Trails Program
is a national network of 70 conservation and recreation-planning
professionals based around the country. Learn more about two of our staff, Liz Smith-Incer in MS and Diane Banta in IL.
& Trails leverages expertise and experience to
help communities set their conservation priorities
and achieve their goals. Local decision-making
means that neighbors help neighbors save places
they care about and build nature-based recreation
opportunities for the future.
The program is cost-effective.
With well under one percent of the National Park
Service budget, Rivers & Trails' helps develop
over 1400 miles of trail, protect over 700 miles of waterways, and preserve over
63,700 acres of open space every year.
A Network of Professionals:
Rivers & Trails is a great example
of how the National Park Service offers its collective
perspective and experience to assist numerous
communities -- even those far from the nearest
national park. National Park Service involvement
lends recognition and significance to local projects,
which helps attract financial support. Rivers
& Trails measures its success by its ability to
assist communities in making rivers, trails, greenways
and open space a vital, life-enhancing part of
the local landscape.
Rivers & Trails staff are always available to discuss your project ideas.
Contact them anytime!