The National Park Service - Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (NPS-RTCA)

Explore the diverse ways that NPS-RTCA can help your park and community. Click here for details

We support community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation.

Our national network of conservation and recreation planning professionals partners with community groups, nonprofits, tribes, and state and local governments to design trails and parks, conserve and improve access to rivers, protect special places, and create recreation opportunities.

Contact us. Together, we help you get your conservation and outdoor recreation ideas on the ground.

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Where We Work

Explore community assistance projects across the country.

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Contact Us

Contact us to discuss how we can help you with conservation and outdoor recreation in your community.

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Get Assistance

Check out our application and contact a program manager near you to learn more.

Last updated: September 9, 2021