Welcome to ARRA’s Toolbox!
Check the Toolbox often for the latest news and tools on how you can have your voice heard. As recreationists, you are the front line in securing the future of access to public lands. We encourage you to review the information included in the Toolbox and to utilize the tools as you advocate for recreation.
Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant Applications and Information
ARRA encourages riders and groups to find out more about RTP grants and how to apply!
The RTP is a grant program for motorized and non-motorized trail and trail related infrastructure. Grants vary from state to state and typically range from $2,000 to $50,000 and, depending on the state, are available to private organizations including rider groups. Get more information, a guide to the program and a list of the RTP administrators in each state on ARRA’s RTP Overview Page.
Contacting the US Forest Service
Know that you are talking to the right people when contacting the US Forest Service (USFS). This tool will help you identify the correct person to contact to become involved in route designation and other processes. Visit our USFS Hierachy Guide Page today.
How to Write a Letter to the Editor
A letter to the editor of your local newspaper can be an invaluable tool for advocacy. Learn about the full impact a well-written and well-timed letter can have and provide some sample text and pointers on how to effectively write a quality letter, as well as tips on getting it published.
How to Comment to Federal Agencies
With the advent of direct mail campaigns, high speed internet access and email letter distribution, public lands agencies are adjusting how they read and analyze written comments. Learn the most effective way to contact agency personnel.
Visit ARRA’s How to Comment to Federal Agencies Guidetoday!
Send Us Your Ideas & Suggestions
If there is something that you think should be added or information that you think would be helpful to other enthusiasts as they advocate for access, please send your ideas and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.