What is the Alabama Trails Foundation
The Alabama Trails Foundation (Foundation) works to develop Alabama’s potential as a nationally recognized trails destination. The Foundation partners with other non-profit organizations, state and federal agencies and local governments to catalyze significant destination trails to become premier recreation resources and economic engines for Alabama. To execute this mission, the Foundation assigns resources to three major areas; Organizational Capacity, Primary Projects, and Fiduciary Projects.
Making Alabama better… one trail at a time.
Our remarkable landscape shapes who we are and steers us towards who we can become. Alabama’s rich scenic beauty, exceptional biodiversity, and hard-earned cultural history flows from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf Coast. Yet, Alabama does not capture its potential outdoor recreation economy. The Alabama Trails Foundation resolves to change that through partnerships, open dialog, and collaboration to develop biologically, economically, and socially sustainable trails for Alabama.
Investing in Alabama trails is an investment in the future of Alabama. Sustainably managed trails can be part of a strategy to leverage the economic success and social relevance of nearby communities. They provide a means to connect people to natural resources allowing an enriched dialog on rural and wildland values. Urban trails provide a myriad of health and social benefits to intercity and suburban environments. Trails are an excellent entrée for inviting visitors to enjoy, learn, and appreciate what makes Alabama special.
Who makes up the Alabama Trails Foundation
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