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The Trail Champion's Introduction to NEPA

The RECLAIM Act of 2021 Section-by-Section Summary

Join the Monthly RuralRISE Action Session

3rd Thursday of each month


     Here is a must read on how to better understand Public Policy Formation. 


     National Conference of State Legislatures.  

      Active Transportation Policy Hub

National Environmental Policy Act Review Process

Categorical Exclusion (CATEX)

Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Impact

Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)


The Trail Champion's Introduction to NEPA

"This short guide will help you understand the important role NEPA {National Environmental Policy Act} serves in the trail project process, both for existing trail systems and new ones. It will also help you understand how being a NEPA Champion will help you be a more effective Trail Champion.?"

Putting your citizens front and center (July 2021)



@ASTC_LLC Twitter: 

Policy Formation 




     Forum:  Policy Thread.

     Groups:  Once you become a online Member, we can start your own Group to network.





Loka Ashwood

"I am a sociologist who studies the relationships between people and their environmental surroundings, with the politics of justice weaving a common thread across my work. I often work with communities to counter pollution and inequality."

Rural Rise 

American Planning Association (Jobs)

American Planning Association Calendar of Events

Appalachian Centers' Law Center

Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC)

ReImagine Appalachia

Foresite Consulting

Sustainable Tourism Development & Strategic Destination Planning

Parks and Public Lands in Appalachia:  What's what when it comes to our Public Lands

The Collective Resilience:  We Rise Podcast

GIS & Conservation Planning Toolkit

Coalition for Outdoor Access

Tracking mines in the Blackjewel Bankruptcy

What ownes the Land: the corporate organization of farmland investment.

Eastern KY

Community Action KY (serves 23 Community Action Agencies)

Kentucky Department for Local Government

Kentucky Heartwood (on menu bar, go to projects)

Kentucky Conservation District List

     Whitley County Conservation District

     Estill County Conservation District

     Perry County Conservation District

     Floyd County Conservation District

6 Ways to Help Your Eastern Kentucky Community Win Broadband Funding (Dec, 2021)

Western NC

Mountain True

Trail Collective

Northeastern TN

Eastern Tennessee Development District

Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning

First Tennessee Development District

Rural Planning Organization


The Powell River Project conducts research and education programs to enhance restoration of mined lands and to benefit communities and businesses in southwestern Virginia's coalfield region.

Growing Smart on High Knob: 2022
A Sustainable Recreation Blueprint
for Virginia’s High Knob Region

Southern WV

Down Stream Strategies 

West Virginia on Budget & Policy

WV Environmental Council

The Hub.  Learn How to Build Community  (Virtual Tools)


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