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Federal Programs

Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program > Established to address the challenge of increasing vehicle congestion in and around our national parks and other federal lands by providing funding for alternative transportation systems such as shuttle buses, rail connections, and bicycle trails.

Transit in Parks Technical Assistance Center (TAC) > Available to help all federal land management agencies, as well as state, local, or tribal governments working in collaboration with them, to develop and implement successful alternative transportation projects.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Recreational Trails Program >Provides funds to the states to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized recreational trail uses.

National Scenic Byways Program > Provides resources to the byway community to create unique travel experiences and enhance local quality of life through efforts to preserve, protect, interpret, and promote the intrinsic qualities of designated byways.

Byways Resource Center > Established by Congress and opened in January 1999 as a division of the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission. Funding is provided through an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration.

Office of Federal Lands Highway >The Office of Federal Lands Highway provides financial resources and technical assistance to support a coordinated program of public roads that service the transportation needs of federal and Indian lands.

Professional Programs

Rivers,Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) > The community assistance arm of the National Park Service; supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects.

Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) (formerly NARRP) > Maintains a list of recreation planning consultants who are members of NARRP.

Forest Service Enterprise Program > Specializes in recreation planning and data services. These teams of dedicated Forest Service employees operate as independent, financially self-sustaining units funded by the clients/customers who benefit from the products and services they offer.


A Geography of Hope > NRCS, 1997

Technical Services

Geospatial Service and Technology Center (GSTC) > A Forest Service facility co-located with the Forest Service's Remote Sensing Applications Center. Together, the two centers provide the Forest Service with a range of geographic information products and related technical and training services.


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