State Agencies and Organizations

WV Connecting Communities– Advocacy group for active transportation http://wvconnectingcommunities.com

WV Community Development HUB– helps connect communities with the resources to grow in economic, civic and social health. http://wvhub.org

WV Department of Transportation, Transportation Alternatives Program– the largest funding source in WV for rail-trail acquisition, engineering, building, and maintenance. http://www.transportation.wv.gov/highways/programplanning/planning/grant_administration/Pages/default.aspx

WV Division of Tourism– promotes outdoor recreation and events in West Virginia.  Resource for trip planning:  https://gotowv.com/adventure-play/hiking-biking-trails/

WV Land Trust– a resource for land protection and recreation / conservation easements. http://www.wvlandtrust.org

WV Trail Inventory- Trail information for every type of trail, including water trails, in West Virginia with an interactive map that includes elevation in miles, elevation profile, and trail manager contact information. Managed by West Virginia University GIS Department and Rahall Appalachian Transportation Institute, funded by WV Department of Transportation. http://www.mapwv.gov/trails/

National Agencies and Organizations

Active Living By Design– a resource for creating healthy communities with active spaces for children and adults.  http://activelivingbydesign.org

American Trails–  a resource for trail building, connecting, and trail maintenance and coordinates the National Recreational Trail designation program and promotes National Trails Day on the first Saturday in June.


American Trails Resource Library- http://www.americantrails.org/resources/index.html

National Recreation Trails: http://www.americantrails.org/ee/index.php/nationalrecreationtrails

League of American Bicyclists– a resource for a bicycle-friendly America through policy and infrastructure, and educational tools for smart cycling.  http://www.bikeleague.org

NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program– a resource for community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation.  https://www.nps.gov/orgs/rtca/index.htm

People for Bikes– a resource for making biking better for everyone. http://www.peopleforbikes.org

Rails to Trails Conservancy– resources for creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines, connecting corridors and advocating for funding and protection of rail-trails nationally.  They also manage TrailLink, a nationwide rail-trail directory. http://www.railstotrails.org
TrailLink- http://www.traillink.com

Trail Town Program– a model on the Great Allegheny Passage for creating and growing economic development in neighboring trail communities.  Resource for visitor services trail tourism, trail way-finding and access. https://www.trailtowns.org