Mission, Vision, Values


The BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails (BRC) champions responsible use of public lands and waters for the benefit of all recreationists by educating and empowering its members to:

  • Secure, protect, and expand shared outdoor recreation access and use
  • Work collaboratively with natural resource managers and other recreationists
  • Educate the general public, media, elected officials, and other decision makers on recreation and access issues
  • Promote equitable, responsible and sustainable natural resource management
  • Affect the political and administrative process
  • Support recreation on, and promote respect for, private property
  • Encourage appropriate enforcement of the law


The BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org (BRC) is the leading national coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals that:

  • Provides leadership in responsible use
  • Promotes balanced resource conservation
  • Is recognized by the general public, the media, and elected officials as the leader in promoting common sense and an equitable approach to recreation and access issues
  • Promote volunteer activities, education and awareness


  • Tolerance
  • Equity/Fairness
  • Equal Access Opportunities
  • Resource Ethics
  • Shared Use
  • Common Sense
  • Cooperation/Courtesy
  • Honesty/Integrity
  • Resource Stewardship
  • Education
  • Responsible Use
  • Heritage/Culture
  • Respect
  • Volunteerism