AERC Trails News
The objective of the AERC Trails and Land Management Committee is to work with the AERC membership and other concerned equestrian trail users to develop a popular trails advocacy web environment. AERC is dedicated to the riding of historic trails and encouraging the establishment, preservation and maintenance of all trails on both public and private lands.
Donations to Trail Master classes or Trails Grants are welcome, and may be made through the AERC office, either by check or credit card.
Important: Be sure to log your volunteer hours on the trail: Volunteer Hours Recording Page
Memorandum of Understanding
AERC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with both the USFS and the BLM. Click on the links below for copies of these MOUs:
Conferences and Other Trails Events
Southeastern Equestrian Trail Conference: Each summer, a three-day trails conference is held in the Southeast. Topics discussed include sustainable trail development/preservation, youth involvement, economic development, landowner incentives, grant writing information, volunteerism and plenty of networking opportunities. For information, visit the SETC website.
Articles from Recent Endurance News Trail Posts
Trail appreciation a must for riders
New Year, New Relationship with USFS
AERC Funds Illinois Hydrant, Water Line
Avoid the Fall Line to Keep Trails Healthy
National Snapshot: Our Trails at Risk
Relevant Research Studies
AERC Research Study: Are horses responsible for invasive plants in the Eastern U.S.?
AERC Research Study: Are horses responsible for invasive plants in the Western U.S.? (still in progress)
Your trail news needed! Send in your news to the AERC office for publication on the AERC website.