Organizations that advocate for the development and maintenance of special use or single user trail systems also face unique challenges when represented by insurance brokers lacking direct field experience. Trails organizations use specialized tools such as pionjars/cobras, Swecos, mini-excavators, and griphoists, and should be represented by a broker with in depth knowledge of safety considerations of each. Apart from familiarity with the tools of the trade, Conservation United brings valuable perspective on the implications of working under Cooperative Agreements, Partnership Agreements, and grants as partners to land management agencies. Recipients of federal funding must comply with specific insurance requirements, which are seldom uniform even among various units within the same agencies. Having implemented thousands of federal agreements, Chris Baker has unparalleled knowledge of the exposures and requirements of partners to the federal government, and has been called upon by federal land management agencies to advise on insurance requirements. If your organization serves as one of the hundreds of invaluable nonprofit partners supporting trecreation resource management on our nation’s unsurpassed network of trails on federal, state, or municipal lands, please contact Conservation United to support your risk management and insurance needs.