National Public Lands Day on the AZT

Saturday, September 23rd the ATA will join thousands of organizations nationwide to celebrate the 30th annual National Public Lands Day. Organized each year by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. NPLD brings together hundreds of thousands of individual and organizational volunteers to help restore places that […]

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Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs and the Arizona Legislature Support the Arizona Trail

The 2023 Arizona budget includes a historic $500,000 investment in the Arizona National Scenic Trail. The bipartisan budget shows the dedication of elected officials to support outdoor recreation and conservation efforts.  Senator David Gowan (LD-19) sponsored the original appropriation bill. “The Arizona Trail is a gem within our state and creates an incredible opportunity for people of all shapes, sizes, […]

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Begin

Beginning Thursday, June 29th Stage 1 fire and smoking restrictions will be in effect across the entirety of the Coconino National Forest and the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest. Portions of the Tonto National Forest have been under Stage 1 restrictions since June 6, including the Mazatzal, Four Peaks and Superstition Mountain ranges. For information on all […]

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Coronado National Forest Releases Santa Catalina Trail Plan

After 18 months of hard work, our partners at the Coronado National Forest have released the first comprehensive trail plan for the Santa Catalina Ranger District, which includes the northern slope of the Rincon Mountains, Mount Lemmon, Summerhaven and Oracle Ridge.  According to Adam Milnor, Recreation, Heritage and Lands Staff Officer for the Forest, the plan includes projects to “diversify […]

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Learn Trail Maintenance Skills Through New Videos Online

We are pleased to premier our new Trail Skills Institute Video Series on the ATA’s Youtube channel. The videos were produced in partnership with Flagline Trails, American Conservation Experience (ACE) and Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) by Outdoor Evolution Media. They are being filmed in various locations across the state and include tips on trail maintenance in the wide variety of […]

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Trail Skills Institute Module 1&2 – March 2018

The skills training offered by the ATA in partnership with American Conservation Experience (ACE) has become hugely popular, and many classes are selling out well in advance. Such was the case with the Module 1&2 training scheduled for Superior on March 17th. Fifteen volunteers gathered near the Picketpost Trailhead to learn about trail context, how to study the effect of […]

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Spring Steward Conference 2018

Our Spring Steward Conference was a great success. Eighteen stewards from all over Arizona gathered at Colossal Cave Mountain Park in Vail to celebrate stewardship and learn from local experts. The training included a half-day first aid session taught by Todd Nardi; Aaron Seifert presenting on the GIS maps available to Stewards; and an overview of the Temporal Gulch Reroute […]

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