Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Statement of Our Values

We are trail builders and maintainers. Our vision is trails that are inviting to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

We support community trails convenient to where people live, work, go to school and enjoy the outdoors. Ultimately our goal is to join local trails together as a useful network with the Cross Vermont Trail a connection among them; across Vermont from Lake Champlain to the Connecticut River through the Winooski and Wells River valleys, with access for four season non motorized use.

We commit to this goal because we believe it has immense, multi-layered value for the people who use the trail, the property owners and businesses nearby, the communities through which it travels, and Vermont broadly; and that these values should accrue to people regardless of their age, ability, gender, ethnicity, race, socio-economic status or other distinguishing characteristics.

Therefore the values of diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to our work. We understand these values to mean:

We will strive for barrier free and welcoming access for all people to our trails by: