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Calendar of Trails Training

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Trail training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, motorized recreation, wilderness, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, nonmotorized transportation, funding, and stewardship:

2015 CALENDAR: Trail training, workshops, and conferences

 

2015 scheduled training events: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

See past training events from 2014

 

2015 TRAINING CALENDAR

 

September 2015

 

September 1, 2015 — Webinar: What's Happening at the Walking College

  • Online webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • For the last 12 weeks, a select group of walkable community advocates from around the country have been working through America Walks' new distance education program. After studying the history of transportation planning in the U.S., these 25 "Walking College Fellows" learned how streets and public spaces need to be to designed to encourage walking, and how to engage local government to make this actually happen. They also received training in fundraising, leadership development, and coalition-building. In this free webinar, Walking College Fellows will reflect on their experiences and describe their next steps in their own campaigns.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3945299876973158145

September 2, 2015 — The 6 E's of Walk to School Day Encouragement

  • Online webinar: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
  • This webinar will offer tips and tools to use in planning your walk or bike to school day week, or month campaign, and throughout the school year. Whether this is your first time coordinating a Walk to School Day event, or whether you’re a Walk to School Day pro looking for fresh tips and ideas, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and our partners are here to help you incorporate the 6E’s and ensure your most successful event yet!
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7112794964132313858

September 2, 2015 — Webinar: Building Strong Communities: Resources and Assistance from Non-Profit Partners

  • Online webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Community Builders, this webinar will feature resources and assistance from the Project for Public Spaces, Audubon International, and two of the Sonoran Institute's programs: Community Builders and SCOTie (the Successful Communities Online Toolkit Information Exchange).
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4268102196952045569

September 2, 2015 — Rethinking Our Land: Growing Sustainable and Resilient Communities

  • Online webinar: 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
  • Karen Firehock, author of Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning, will present a new way of thinking about natural resources as green infrastructure. The book addresses the nuts and bolts of planning and preserving natural resources at a variety of scales—from dense urban environments to scenic rural landscapes. Based on applying green infrastructure principles to more than 20 communities, the webinar offers a practical guide to creating effective and well-crafted plans and then implementing them.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4041740240320177410

September 3, 2015 — U.S. Access Board Webinar: Open Question and Answer Session

  • Online webinar: 2:30 – 4:00 (ET)
  • Questions are welcome on the Board's accessibility requirements and rulemaking activities, including the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards, new standards being developed for medical diagnostic equipment, and other topics related to the Board's work. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session (total limited to 25) or can be posed during the webinar.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/

September 9-10, 2015 — Managing the Environmental Review Process Seminar

  • New York, NY
  • Sponsored by Federal Transit Administration. The seminar will focus on proactive management of environmental considerations with special emphasis on the roles, responsibilities and partnerships and how project sponsors should engage with FTA to address MAP-21 provisions. Special attention will be given to the importance of identifying and managing potential risks to project planning and implementation, including schedule and budget considerations. Audience: This course is intended for transportation professionals from transit agencies and metropolitan planning organizations with a minimum of two-year’s experience in the environmental process relative to project development.
  • Info: http://www.ntionline.com/courses/courseinfo.php?id=88

September 10-13, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Carbondale, IL
  • Hosted by: Shawnee Mountain Bike Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=556&reset=1

September 11-13, 2015 — IMBA California Summit 2015

  • Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Join the IMBA Northern California and IMBA Southwestern regions for this mountain bike summit. This Sierra Nevada mountain town will play the perfect host for several days of workshops, networking and great rides. The 2015 IMBA California Summit will be a great opportunity to network with other mountain bike advocactes from around California and other western states, while participating in workshops on IMBA chapter development; working with land managers on mountain bike trail access projects; and designing and developing trail systems and bike parks.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=542&reset=1

September 13, 2015 — Trail Supervisor Training

  • Mahwah, NJ
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Hands-on exercises and discussions will provide information to find solutions to problems that volunteer trail supervisors commonly face. An effective supervisor will have a tool kit of skills which includes access to a variety of resources: fellow supervisors, trail crews, Trail Conference staff, park partners, and his/her volunteer trails chair.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/supervisor-training-trail-u-950

September 13-18, 2015 — Colorado 600 Trails Awareness Symposium

  • South Fork, CO
  • The Colorado 600 is a five day ride and trail symposium through the mountains of southwestern Colorado. Each day the riders will learn about what is facing the trail riding enthusiast and the issues facing our trails in Colorado and Utah. Riders are able to choose single track, dual-sport, or adventure trails. All proceeds from the ride will go to support the Colorado Trails Preservation Alliance, which is focused on preserving motorized, single-track trail riding.
  • Info: http://www.colorado600.org/Colorado_600_2015/Home.html

September 15, 2015 — Federal Policy Update

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Tune in to hear from League of American Bicyclists staff about the latest news from Capitol Hill. Presented by the League of American Bicyclists, Alliance for Biking & Walking and Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
  • Info: http://www.bikewalkalliance.org/trainings/calls-webinars/event/56

September 15-17, 2015 — National Recreation and Parks Association Conference

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • The 50th annual National Recreation and Park Association Conference will provide hundreds of education and learning opportunities through educational tracks specifically tailored to parks and recreation.
  • Info: http://www.nrpa.org/conference2015/

September 16, 2015 — Webinar: Shared Streets, Slow Streets

September 16, 2015 — Webinar: Multimodality in Major Cities: Urban Success Stories

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Transportation Research Board. his webinar will discuss lessons learned from these urban multimodal projects and practices of multimodal implementation. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Issues in Major Cities Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/ElectronicSessions/Blurbs/172907.aspx

September 17-20, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Bay City, MI
  • Hosted by: Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 17-20, 2015 — Three Trails Conference

  • Santa Fe, NM
  • A joint Conference gathering people interested in three of the most significant trails in North America, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Old Spanish Trail and the Santa Fe Trail, will provide a chance to share information and learn about new ways of evaluating the trails and their impact on our identity. The Conference will present opportunities to explore environmental and sociological aspects of the trails and their connections, as well as their history. Santa Fe, New Mexico, has long been a productive place for the exchange of ideas.
  • Info: http://www.3trailsconferencesantafe.org/agenda/

September 18, 2015 — Washington State Trails Coalition

  • Olympia, WA
  • This gathering pulls together a statewide network of trail advocates. We welcome everyone with an interest in trails– whether motorized, non-motorized, snow, asphalt, dirt, water, urban, or backcountry! The meeting will feature two facilitated breakout sessions-- Broadening Trails Constituency: conversations on health, economic impact, and transportation, and Funding for Trails: conversations on trail costs, advocacy for funding, and sponsor and business development.
  • Info: http://washingtonstatetrailscoalition.org/washington-state-trails-coalition-caucus-meeting-september-18-in-olympia/

September 19, 2015 — Organizing Volunteer Trail Stewards

  • Girdwood, AK
  • The first session will focus on the elements of basic trail maintenance and how to organize trail lovers into an effective group of trail stewards who can help keep the trails they love in great shape. The philosophy of the class is two-fold. One is that groups of people working together can make a much bigger impact than people working by themselves. The other is that doing trail work with others is a lot of fun! Attendees will also learn about the new Adopt-A-Trail program, run by Alaska Trails. The class is sponsored by Girdwood Trails, Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area, US Forest Service, and Alaska Trails.
  • Info: To learn more or register call the number on the masthead or email: office@alaska-trails.org

September 19-20, 2015 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each two-day training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

September 20, 2015 — Intro to Sidehill Trail Construction

  • Hudson Highlands State Park, Nelsonville, NY
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Want to get involved in trailbuilding? Learn to build a trail that lasts with the Taconic Crew. Sidehilling is one of the most accessible aspects of trailbuilding for the beginner.
    Learn cool trail words like: Outslope, backslope, downslope, hinge, duff, and peanut butter. Then grab a pick or a rogue hoe and get to work! If something is in the way, build into it. Sidehilling is as fluid as water draining off the outslope.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/taconic-crew-sidehill-trail-construction-trail-u-990

September 20-22, 2015 — Pennsylvania Greenways & Trails Summit

September 20-24, 2015 — International Conference on Ecology and Transportation

  • Raleigh, NC
  • Experts in transportation development, related scientific study, policy issues, and administrative processes gather at ICOET to share the most current research information, quality applications, and best practices that can enhance both the project development process and the ecological sustainability of transportation systems.
  • Info: http://www.icoet.net/ICOET_2015/index.asp

September 21-25, 2015 — Oregon-California Trails Association National Convention

  • Stateline, NV
  • 33rd Annual National Convention - Public is Welcome to Attend - 2 & 4 Wheel Drive Pre-Convention Tours - All Day Bus Tours: Donner Memorial State Park-Truckee River Route Carson River Route-Johnson Cutoff Loop Coloma-Placerville, El Dorado County Museum - All-Day Hike Hawley Grade/Luther Pass
  • Info: http://www.canvocta.org/

September 24, 2015 — New England Bike-Walk Summit

  • Worcester, MA
  • The fourth New England Bike-Walk Be prepared for a wide variety of sessions of interest to all stakeholders – agency personnel, grassroots advocates, professionals in private practice, retailers, and more.
  • Info: http://newenglandbikewalksummit.org

September 24-27, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • New Harmony, IN
  • Hosted by: Evansville Mtn Bike Assn. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 25-27, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Radcliff, KY
  • Hosted by: KyMBA Louisville. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 25-27, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Red Wing, MN
  • Hosted by: Red Wing Area Mtn Bike Org. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 25-27, 2015 — National Open Streets Summit

  • Atlanta, GA
  • The 2015 Summit is co-hosted by the Open Streets Project, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, and Atlanta Streets Alive. The Open Streets Project is also collaborating with 8-80 Cities. The Summit will feature sessions and networking opportunities for both novice and experienced open streets organizers, led by national experts and local organizers.
  • Info: www.bikewalkalliance.org/blog/555-save-the-date-for-the-2015-national-open-streets-summit

September 27, 2015 — Tread and Drainage: Sidehilling Trail

September 28 - October 1, 2015 — APBP Professional Development Seminar

  • St Louis, MO
  • The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals sponsors the biennial conference. Professionals working on active transportation issues in the U.S. and Canada are invited to the outstanding training and networking opportunities, distinguished by longer, in-depth sessions and a collegial atmosphere where participants collaborate to learn how to propel policy into practice.
  • Info: http://apbppds.org

October 2015

 

October 1-4, 2015 — Design & Build Sustainable Trails

  • Fountain City, WI
  • Permaculture designer Wayne Weiseman and professional trail builder/stonemason Jarad Barkeim will examine the landscape, review land use goals, study principles of access and circulation, study trail building methods, soils, and design trails on various topographies through open fields as well as wooded areas. Designs will strive to ensure that environmental impacts are kept to a minimum, maintenance requirements are kept to a minimum and the trails are user friendly. One or more designs will be selected for construction where you will apply what you have studied. You will learn basic trail building skills including use of proper grading techniques, appropriate tread materials, special structures for proper water management and erosion control, keeping trails on contour and more.
  • Info: http://www.kinstonecircle.com/events/earthworks-design-build-sustainable-trails/

October 1-4, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

October 2-4, 2015 — Southern California Trails Skills College

  • Idyllwild, CA
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association Skills College is a place to learn all you ever wanted to know about building and maintaining trails. Choose from a variety of classes, from the fundamentals of trail maintenance to advanced drainage systems. Trail Skills College is free to all participants! Camping and meals are provided throughout the weekend. Whether you are new to trail work or a seasoned veteran, we have a class that will enhance your trail maintenance skills.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/southern-california/

October 3, 2015 — Intro to Stepping Stones

  • Fahnestock State Park, Carmel, NY
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Come out and learn how to properly construct stepping stones with the Taconic Crew! Stepping Stones are used to create a stable footing for muddy and wet land conditions. Hop from rock to rock to traverse the slippery terrain. Stepping Stones are placed in a hole and set with crush to keep it sturdy.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/taconic-crew-stepping-stones-trail-u-993

October 5-8, 2015 — 20th Annual Trail of Tears Conference & Symposium

  • Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their homelands in the southeastern United States to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) in 1838-39. TOTA, a citizens' organization of national and international members, has state chapters in the nine states through which the Trail traverses.
  • Info: http://nationaltota.org/calendar/20th-annual-tota-conference-symposium

October 8, 2015 — Webinar: Youth Serving Accessibility – A Wonderful and Powerful Combination

  • Online webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails hosts this online webinar. The presenter, Fred Banks, who is an expert at managing youth programs, will discuss three accessible case studies, including the design and construction of two Sensory Trails and an accessible boardwalk and kayak launch, along the Captain John Smith National Historic Trail.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/accessible/webinar-accessible-youth-Banks-Maryland.html

October 14, 2015 — American Recreation Coalition 2015 Recreation Issues Forum

  • Washington, DC
  • The American Recreation Coalition will host an important briefing and coordination session for recreation community leaders on Capitol Hill. Both the Congress and the Administration see this fall as a critical time to get important things accomplished before 2016 election fever makes partisanship even more virulent than it is now. Substantial movement is already underway regarding recreation fees (FLREA), concessions reform to allow improved and expanded park visitor experiences, the NPS Centennial, recreation-related programs in pending surface transportation legislation, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the budget process and more.
  • Info: http://www.funoutdoors.com/2015RecForum

October 14-15, 2015 — Sustainable Trails For All Workshop

  • Greenfield, NH
  • Two-day, in-depth, field-oriented workshop will provide you with information on the Federal Trail Accessibility Guidelines that were released in September of 2013. This workshop will help you understand the guidelines and will provide an overview of the techniques and hands-on skills needed to build sustainable hiking trails that provide enjoyment for all.
  • Info: http://www.crotchedmountain.org/sustainabletrails

October 15-18, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Hosted by: Charlottesville Area Mtn Bike Club. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

October 16-18, 2015 — Bartram Trail Conference annual meeting

  • Palatka, FL
  • The 2015 meeting of the Bartram Trail Conference will be held on the shores of William Bartram’s beloved St. Johns River in Palatka, Florida. John and William Bartram first paddled up the St. Johns River in December of 1765 and we will convene there almost on the exact date. The conference will be held in the Ravine Gardens State Park and Palatka’s riverfront park.
  • Info: http://ncbartramtrail.org/2014/12/2015-bartram-trail-conference/

October 17-18, 2015 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Patagonia, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each two-day training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

October 20-23, 2015 — Walk 21

  • Vienna, Austria
  • The theme “stepping ahead” promotes activities and innovations towards the future of our resilient cities and healthy living environments. Together with experts from around the globe we will share insights and expertise on how to step ahead in urban development and on how to be a walkable city.
  • Info: http://walk21vienna.com

October 21, 2015 — Webinar: Tactical Urbanism

October 22-25, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Alexandria, VA
  • Hosted by: MORE. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

October 25-28, 2015 — Mid American Trails & Greenways Conference

  • Des Moines, IA
  • Every other year since 1999 State Trails Administrators from several states have organized a world class conference focused on challenges and opportunities prevalent to the Midwest. The states hosting MATAG are: Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Ohio. Collaboration in the Midwest is natural with major trail projects such as the American Discovery Trail, Mississippi River Trail, Hennipen Canal, and many other trails.
  • Info: http://www.matag.org/conference-schedule/

October 27-29, 2015 — Montana Trails, Recreation, and Parks Annual Conference

  • Bozeman, MT
  • The annual conference will be at the Gran Tree Inn in Bozeman, MT. The Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association is an organization of trails, parks and recreation professionals dedicated to improving your quality of life. Members come from Montana cities and towns as well as the State of Montana, the National Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and Montana Universities.
  • Info: http://www.mtrpa.info/about-mtrpa/annual-conference/

October 27-31, 2015 — Annual NOHVCC and INOHVAA Joint Conference

  • Folsom, CA
  • Mobile workshop will be at the Prairie City SVRA, which is the site of the Hangtown Promotocross track. In addition to the NOHVCC and INOHVAA conference sessions, the All-Quad Council of Canada and the California OHV Commission will be meeting just prior to the conference start. All this means great networking opportunities for you. Since we are celebrating the start of a very innovative idea, the start of NOHVCC, the theme for this year's conference is innovations.
  • Info: http://www.nohvcc.org/Education/Conference.aspx

October 28-29, 2015 — UTAP/HETAP Workshop

  • Des Moines, IA
  • The Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) and the High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process (HETAP) are inventory processes that provide objective information about trail conditions. The information obtained through an assessment can be used by land managers to enhance the safety and enjoyment for all trail users, monitor environmental impacts on the trail, and develop maintenance plans. UTAP & HETAP provide information about grades, cross slopes, tread widths, and surfaces that help land managers identify areas for access improvements. The two-day workshop combines classroom and hands-on experience to ensure that participants have the skills and confidence to conduct trail assessments.
  • Info: Nathan Tolbert, Assessment/ADA Coordinator, Beneficial Designs, Inc. - nathan@beneficialdesigns.com - 775-783-8822 x111

October 28-30, 2015 — National Walking Summit

  • Washington, DC
  • The National Walking Summit is the premier opportunity for national organizations, companies, agencies, and local partners to convene to share best practices and stories, increase the visibility of these key issues, build support among federal agencies, and create momentum for the work ahead. It is a high-energy event featuring the latest evidence and strategies for advancing the many benefits of walking and walkability.
  • Info: http://americawalks.org/take-action/attend-an-event/walking-summit/

Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Castle Hayne, NC
  • Hosted by: Cape Fear SORBA. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

November 2015

 

November 5, 2015 — Webinar: How to Plan, Design, Fund, Get Right of Way, and Build a Regional Greenway System in 1,500 Days

  • Online webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails hosts this online webinar. It is the story of how the Razorback Greenway was conceived, designed, funded, and implemented— a case study with multiple innovative and enabling solutions. Speakers are Bob Searns, The Greenway Team (Moderator); Jeff Olson, Alta Planning + Design; Chuck Flink, Greenways Incorporated; and Matt Mihalevich, City of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/planning/Webinar-Greenway-Searns-Flink-Olson.html

November 5-8, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Athens, GA
  • Hosted by: SORBA Athens. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=572&reset=1

November 6-9, 2015 — American Society of Landscape Architects

November 9, 2015 — Washington State Trails Caucus Meeting

November 12-15, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Dothan, AL
  • Hosted by: Southeast Alabama Mtnbikers. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

November 13-14, 2015 — Oklahoma Bike Summit

  • Stillwater, OK
  • Over half of all Oklahomans live outside a metropolitan area. In 2015, the 3rd OK Bike Summit comes to small town Oklahoma. We will focus on how bicycling benefits the social fabric, health, economy, and lives of all Oklahoma citizens and their communities.
  • Info: http://www.okbikesummit.org/Oklahoma_Bike_Summit/Home.html

November 13-14, 2015 — Massachusetts Trails Conference

  • Leominster, MA
  • The Department of Conservation and Recreation in partnership with the Massachusetts Recreational Trail Advisory Board presents the 2015 Conference to be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Double Tree Hotel and Conference Center in Leominster, with a day of site visit and field trip options scheduled for Friday, November 13th. The conference is funded through the Recreational Trails Program, a grant program which supports trail and trail-related facility construction and enhancement projects across the Commonwealth. The keynote speaker this year is Woody Keen, owner of Trail Wisdom LLC, a trail consulting firm primarily focused on education.
  • Info: Amanda Lewis, Recreational Trails Program Coordinator at amanda.lewis@state.ma.us

November 13-15, 2015 — East Coast Greenway Alliance Fall Summit

  • Miami, FL
  • Sponsored by the East Coast Greenway Alliance, the non-profit organization spearheading the development of the ECG from Maine to Florida.
  • Info: http://www.greenway.org/events

December 2015

 

December 3, 2015 — Webinar: The Role of Trails in Healthy Community Design

  • Online webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails hosts this online webinar. Public health experts say Americans need to be more physically active to stave off a growing epidemic of chronic diseases associated with sedentary lifestyles. And many believe trails can be central to the more walkable and bike-friendly communities that make this more likely to occur. Presented by Mark Fenton, a transportation, planning, and public health consultant, author, PBS television host, and active transportation advocate; with an introduction by Bob Searns, The Greenway Team.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/health/webinar-fenton-searns-healthy-communities.html

December 10-13, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Hernando MS
  • Hosted by: North Miss. Trail Alliance. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

2016 TRAINING CALENDAR

 

April 2016

 

April 5-7, 2016 — Safe Routes to School National Conference

  • Columbus, OH
  • The conference brings together program representatives, state departments of transportation, planners, elected officials, and community members to provide an opportunity for individuals, agencies, and organizations involved with Safe Routes to School to network, engage in educational opportunities, become inspired, and form partnerships to enhance their Safe Routes to School work.
  • Info: http://saferoutesconference.org

 

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