Posts Categorized: Ecological


New Assistance Opportunity: RTCA 2016 Planning for Recreation and Conservation

The National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) staff is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2016 assistance program to help communities plan to improve parks, establish trails, access rivers, and protect special places this year. Read more…

Biking along the river

The Many Benefits of Trails

Trails have tremendous benefits for local communities. Not only do they connect towns with their rivers, streams and surrounding lands, but they also enhance the local quality of life through positive impacts to health, economy and environment. Earlier this year, Headwaters Economics released the Trails Benefits Library, a comprehensive database of studies on the positive impacts of trails, especially in small or medium-sized towns and rural areas. Read more…


The Science Behind the Fly

My brother Drew is learning to fly fish as part of his recovery from a back injury he sustained skiing this winter. A titanium rod in his back prohibits him from many of the activities he enjoyed before his accident, but a fly rod is something he can handle. Plus, it is a great way to enjoy your local river and get some exercise outside. Read more…