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POSTER SESSIONS HIGHLIGHT TRAILS ACROSS AMERICA!

More than 35 posters highlighting various trail projects, programs, and issues from around the country and abroad are being displayed in the convention center beginning Thursday, October 21 at 3:00 p.m. through Sunday, October 24 until 3:30 p.m.

The respective representative(s) for each poster will be available during the 30-minute block of time listed below to address any questions or inquiries in an informal setting. Simply visit the poster gallery in the convention center during the specified time to meet the presenter(s). The reference number listed beside the poster title will help you locate the specific poster in the gallery area.


Friday, October 22 - Time: 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

REGIONAL GREENWAY AND TRAIL NETWORKS - STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION (1)
Jeffrey Ciabotti, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy; Hugh Morris, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

TRAILS & TOADS IN TUNE FOR TOURISM (6)
Liz Smith-Incer, National Park Service

MUDHOLE TO MASTERPIECE: COMBINING URBAN TRAILS WITH FLOOD MANAGEMENT FACILITIES (9)
Julie Traweek, Project Specialist, The Woodlands, TX; John Powers, Director of Parks & Recreation, The Woodlands, TX

RECREATION IN EVERGLADES RESTORATION: BUILDING A RECREATION POLICY THAT WORKS (14)
Jerry Krenz, South Florida Water Management District

LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WALKING (NEZ PERCE TRAIL WEBSITE) (17)
Christine Bradbury, USDA Forest Service; Sandi McFarland, USDA Forest Service

ART AND ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIPS (22)
Cindy Snodgrass, Artist

HEALTHY MAINE WALKS: ROUTES FOR A HEALTHIER MAINE (25)
Anne L. S. Rogers, MEd., CHES, Department of Human Services

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TRAILS MANUAL: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO TRAIL CLASSIFICATIONS, PLANNING, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION OF RECREATION TRAILS (30)
Jeff Schoenbauer, Brauer & Associates, Ltd.

HISTORIC ROOTS AND ROUTES IN THE SOUTHWEST (33)
Sarah Schlanger, New Mexico Bureau of Land Management


Friday, October 22 - Time: 3:15 a.m. - 3:45 a.m.

ROCK RUN RECREATION AREA- FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY (5)
Adam G. Mattis, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; Jane E. Sheffield, Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area

CITY OF REDDING'S SANTIAGO CALATRAVA SUNDIAL BRIDGE (10)
Terry Hanson

TRAILS FOR INTERPRETATION (13)
Michael S. Fraze, MESA Design Group; Matt Kaser, M. Kaser & Associates, Inc.

RECREATION RAPIDO! SOUTHERN NEVADA INTERAGENCY RECREATION TEAM KEEPING UP IN THE RACE (18)
Liz Smith-Incer, National Park Service

TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENTS FUNDING: ITS IMPACT ON TRAILS IN THREE STATES (21)
Jim Carrillo, Halff Associates Inc.

DESIGN-BUILD OF URBAN TRAILS: A COST EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE (26)
Chris Lieber, City of Colorado Springs

MICHIGAN'S HERITAGE WATER TRAILS: A MODEL FOR A STATEWIDE PROGRAM (29)
Dr. Dave Lemberg, AICP, Western Michigan University

THE CHAIN OF LAKES TRAIL: LINKING LAND PLANNING, MASTER PLANNING AND ENGINEERING (34)
Ronald R. Sill, RLA, Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.

ENERGY USE AS A MEASURE OF THE DIFFICULTY RATING OF HIKING TRAILS (37)
Professor M.L.Hugo, University of Pretoria


Saturday, October 23 - Time: 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

SIGNAGE AND CONNECTIVITY: UPPER TAMPA BAY TRAIL
Linda Crider, University of Florida; Tina Russo, Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department

PARTNERSHIPS IN TRAIL MANAGEMENT ON THE MEDFORD DISTRICT (3)
Jeanne Klein, Bureau of Land Management

CITYWIDE AND REGIONAL TRAIL NETWORK PLANNING: THREE APPROACHES (8)
Jim Carrillo, Halff Associates Inc.; Annie Melton, AICP, Bowman Melton Associates, Inc.; Mike Fraze, ASLA, Mesa Design Group

CENTRAL TEXAS TRAIL NETWORK &endash; 149 MILES BY 2009 (11)
Judson Quicksall, Central Texas Trail Network

MENTAL MAPS: "SEEING" THE TRAIL SYSTEM THROUGH THE EYES OF THE USER (16)
Robert E. Pfister, East Carolina University; Kathleen Scholl, University of Northern Iowa; Jill Lankford, University of Northern Iowa; Sam Lankford, University of Northern Iowa

ON AND OFF THE TRAIL: EXPERIENCES OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIALIZED NEEDS ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL (19)
Nancy Nisbett, Ed.D., CTRS, Ohio University; Jennifer Hinton, PhD., CTRS, Ohio University

ASSESSING TRAIL CONDITIONS: A SAMPLING OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL (24)
J. David Reus, National Park Service

THE AMERICAN TOBACCO TRAIL: LESSONS LEARNED IN ADVOCACY AND PARTNERING (27)
Bill Bussey, Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

THE FORT WORTH NATURE CENTER MASTER PLAN (32)
Melinda Clary, Lopezgarcia Group


Sunday, October 24 - Time: 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

TEXAS TREE TRAILS PROJECT (4)
Courtney Blevins, Texas Forest Service

CREATING A SYSTEM FOR COMMUNITY (7)
Michael S. Fraze, MESA Design Group

"TRINITY RIVER INTERPRETIVE AND EQUESTRIAN CENTERS: REVITALIZING NATURE FROM THE SPOILS OF HUMAN ACTIVITY" (12)
Gregory J. Tickle, RLA, Lopezgarcia Group

RECYCLING TRAIL CONSTRUCTION (15)
Matthew Kiel, City of Waco, TX

A WEB-BASED VISION OF BIKEWAYS AND TRAILS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (20)
David Foster, Austin Metro Trails & Greenways; Travis Weller, Austin Metro Trails & Greenways

CREATING A WALKABLE SUBURBAN CITY WITH REGIONAL CONNECTIONS (23)
Rhoda L. Savage, City of Highland Village, TX; Jim Waldbauer, P.E., BW2 Engineers, Inc.

ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT USED IN WILDERNESS EXPEDITIONS (28)
Beth Erickson, PhD, Texas State University; Deborah Buswell, PhD; Mike Passo, GDPF

FUNDING PEDESTRIAN WORKSHOPS: TAX DOLLARS AT WORK IN YOUR COMMUNITY (31)
W. Preston Tyree, Trans Texas Alliance

A LANDSCAPE EVALUATION METHOD FOR PREDICTING TRAIL USER PREFERENCES (35)
Greg Griffin, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

INTRODUCING YOUNG PEOPLE TO TRAILS (36)
Margi Taylor, Dallas Parks and Recreation Department