Governor Cuomo’s Bond Act, if passed by the legislature and approved by voters, would provide three billion dollars to invest in combating natural resource degradation throughout New York State. The Governor has outlined six key areas in which the State will look to invest. One of those areas is “investing in resilient infrastructure”. That phrase struck a deeply personal chord with me as Trails Coordinator for ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club). In order for a structure to be considered “bondable”—and thus eligible for funding under this act—it must be able to last at least as long as the bond itself (in this case, 30 years). Historically, trails have not been considered to be bondable; whether this is due to a belief that they cannot last long without needing major improvements or some other reason, increased knowledge of ecosystems and trail building techniques have evolved to the point that this interpretation must change. Trails, if built using modern trail building techniques, can last far beyond the 30-year minimum to be supported by this bond act.