The National Park Service offers a range of publications, case studies, tool kits, and annual reports to help partners and communities best achieve their conservation and outdoor recreation project goals. The publications available have been written by our NPS staff or developed in collaboration with national and local partners. Browse all of these resources HERE.
NPS-RTCA Services Catalog
An in-depth publication highlighting how NPS-RTCA works with communities on conservation and outdoor recreation projects.
A document summarizing the work of NPS-RTCA, including service areas and frequently asked questions.
Community Assistance Programs Directory
A directory of National Park Service community assistance programs.
Trail Workshop Toolkit
A step-by-step guide for communities, partners and local jurisdictions to use in developing and implementing a trail planning workshop.
River Access Planning Guide
A decision-making framework for enhancing river access.
Parks, Trails, and Health Workbook
A tool for incorporating public health considerations in the development of a park or trail.
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Do you have an idea for a park, trail, or conservation project? Could you use help building organizational capacity for your outdoor recreation and conservation efforts? The National Park Service – Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program (NPS-RTCA) is here to help with planning, design, and technical expertise! Each year we welcome applications from community groups, nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, national parks, and local, state, and federal agencies.
Last updated: February 18, 2022