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October 19-22, 2006
- National Trails Symposium, Quad Cities, IL and IA

March 2006

March 1-3, 2006 — National Bike Summit
  • Washington, DC
  • Seminars, workshops and panels exploring how to ensure the $3.5 billion set aside for bicyclists and pedestrians in the new Transportation Bill will be spent as Congress intended.
  • Info: www.bikeleague.org or Christina Herold at christina@bikeleague.org
March 2-5, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School
  • Austin, TX
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html
March 2-5, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School
  • Black Canyon City, AZ
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
  • Info: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html
March 3-4, 2006 — Chain-saw certification (sponsor: Appalachian Trail Conservancy)
  • Franklin/Cherokee, NC
  • The course covers all areas of safe and efficient saw use. Participants may meet the requirements for certification, which is valid for three years, and may be eligible to order needed personal protective equipment (PPE). Those sawyers whose current certification expires in 2005 are encouraged to attend a course; the curriculum has changed. Instructor: Dennis Helton, U.S. Forest Service.
  • Info: Matt Davis, (828) 254-3708 or mdavis@appalachiantrail.org
March 4-5, 2006 — Chain-saw certification (Appalachian Trail Conservancy)
  • Blacksburg, VA
  • The course covers all areas of safe and efficient saw use. Instructor: John Hairfield, Dave Hirdlicka.
  • Info: Teresa Martinez, (540) 953-3571 or tmartinez@appalachiantrail.org

March 4-5, 2006 — Trails Crew Leadership Training Workshop

  • Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative is offering this 16 hour workshop on trail technical skills, leadership, crew safety, and tool safety skills. Includes Crew Leader Guide. All training topics are directly applicable to any non-profit or agency trail maintenance or construction project. Sponsored by BLM, COPMOBA, and Colorado State Parks.
  • Contact: Chris Pipkin Chris_Pipkin@co.blm.gov
March 5-10, 2006 — Velo Mondial 2006
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • The theme of the conference is "Towards Prosperity". It will address sustainable transport-related issues in both rural and urban areas; how the bicycle can be incorporated into transport development planning; and will investigate ways in which bicycle-related initiatives can improve lives in communities around the world. Following the conference is a cultural bike tour of the diversity and complexity of the Kwa-Zulu Natal region: see www.ibike.org/bikeafrica/south-africa.htm
March 6-9, 2006 — Government and Congressional Relationships Workshop
  • Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, DC.
  • Participants will meet and learn from the AMA’s Washington staff, as well as other political experts. In addition to learning about state and federal issues facing motorcyclists today, participants will get tips on building relationships with government agency officials and lobbying elected officials.
  • Info: Sharon Titus at (614) 856-1900, ext. 1252 or by e-mail at stitus@ama-cycle.org
March 6-9, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School
  • Ouachita National Forest, Hot Springs, AR
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html
March 9-12, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School
  • Durango, CO
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html
March 10-13, 2006 — 2006 ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRAIL RIDER CONFERENCE
  • National Western Complex, Denver, CO
  • Nationally known presenters will discuss, among other topics, "The Four E’s of Building and Managing a Horse Trail,” "The Basics of Creating Advocacy Groups” "Economic Value of Trails," "Creating the Ultimate Trail Horse,” "Fundraising 101,” "Trail Riding Etiquette, Safety, and Control," "Without Trails Where Would We Ride?,” "Sharing the Trail,” "Vision to Reality: the Planning Process.”

March 11, 2006 — TRAIL TAMING TECHNIQUES

  • Wild Basin Preserve, TX
  • Whether you're building a garden path or ramping up for an adventure on one of America's major traverses, this class will provide you the essential techniques for construction and maintenance of sustainable foot paths. Sponsored by Central Texas Trail Tamers.
  • Info: http://www.trailtamers.org/trips/
March 11, 2006 — Crosscut saw Introduction (Appalachian Trail Conservancy)
  • Gatlinburg, TN
  • A.T. volunteers working with crosscut saws will need to have certification to use them in 2005. Participants at these workshops may meet the requirements for certification, which is valid for three years. Participating sawyers may be eligible to order needed personal protective equipment (PPE) following successful completion of the course. Please Note: This is not a certification workshop. Instructor - Dennis Helton, U.S. Forest Service. Sponsors: USFS, ATC, Smoky Mountains Hiking Club (www.smhclub.org) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (www.nps.gov/grsm/)
  • Info: Matt Davis, (828) 254-3708 or mdavis@appalachiantrail.org
March 11-12, 2006 — Chain-saw certification (Appalachian Trail Conservancy)
  • Sherando Lake, VA
  • The course covers all areas of safe and efficient saw use. Instructor: USFS staff
  • Info: Teresa Martinez, (540) 953-3571 or tmartinez@appalachiantrail.org
March 16-18, 2006 — California and Pacific Southwest Recreation and Park Training Conference
  • Ontario, CA
  • Training tracks include: Funding & Resource Development, Health & Wellness, Leadership Development, Natural Resources and Open Space, Practical Solutions/Operations, Research In Action, Self Development/Core Competencies for the Professional, Strategic Issues Facing the Profession, Youth Development Principles & Practices.
  • Info: http://www.cprs.org/conference-education.htm or Leslie Fritz, 916-665-2777
March 16-19, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School
  • Elkhorn City, KY
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html
March 17-19, 2006 — National Forest Recreation Association Annual Conference
  • Reno, NV
  • 58th Annual Conference and Trade Show for National Forest recreation special use permittees and agency personnel to talk one-on-one about trends, issues and opportunities.
March 17-19, 2006 — Florida Trail Association 40th Anniversary Conference
  • Florida Elks Youth Camp, Umatilla, Florida
  • Seminars include: Leave No Trace for children, Hands-on tool and safety gear demonstrations, Trail surfaces workshop, and many environmental and natural history topics.
March 18, 2006 — Wyoming Trailbuilding Seminar
  • Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, WY
  • International Mountain Bicycling Association will conduct a free trailbuilding seminar which will focus on the assessment, design, construction, and maintenance of natural surface, shared-use trails.
  • Info: Todd Thibodeau at 307-777-6478 or via email at TTHIBO@state.wy.us with the subject line "IMBA Trailbuilding School Registration."
March 20, 2006 — Appalachian Trail Environmental Monitoring Initiative
  • Salisbury, Connecticut- Town Hall
  • Evening slide shows to learn about Appalachian Trail Conservancy efforts in Environmental Monitoring, Natural Heritage Monitoring, Invasive/Exotic plant management, and how you can get involved. Presenters: Matt Stevens and Val Stori
  • Info: Matt Stevens, mstevens@applachiantrail.org, (603) 795-4935 - Registration deadline: March 15, 2006
March 21, 2006 — Appalachian Trail Environmental Monitoring Initiative
  • Lanesboro, Massachusetts- Mount Greylock Visitor Center
  • Evening slide shows to learn about Appalachian Trail Conservancy efforts in Environmental Monitoring, Natural Heritage Monitoring, Invasive/Exotic plant management, and how you can get involved. Presenters: Matt Stevens
  • Info: Matt Stevens, mstevens@applachiantrail.org, (603) 795-4935 - Registration deadline: March 15, 2006
March 20-21, 2006 — Crosscut saw certification (Appalachian Trail Conservancy)
  • Len Foote Hike Inn, Dahlonega, GA
  • A.T. volunteers working with crosscut saws will need to have certification to use them in 2005. Participants at these workshops may meet the requirements for certification, which is valid for three years. Participating sawyers may be eligible to order needed personal protective equipment (PPE) following successful completion of the course. Please Note: This is not a certification workshop. Instructor: David Kuykendall, U.S. Forest Service. Sponsors: USFS, ATC, Smoky Mountains Hiking Club (www.smhclub.org) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (www.nps.gov/grsm/)
  • Info: Matt Davis, (828) 254-3708 or mdavis@appalachiantrail.org
March 21-22, 2006 — Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area Annual Conference
March 22, 2006 — Tread Trainer Course
  • Birmingham, AL
  • The Tread Trainer program trains participants in innovative, practical methods of spreading outdoor ethics to the public with a curriculum specifically focused on motorized and mechanized recreation. Completing the one-day Tread Trainer course will qualify the participant to become a "Tread Trainer" and to train other educators, clubs, employees, visitors, enthusiasts or community members in the Tread Lightly! ethic.
  • Info: www.treadlightly.org/trainer.mv (click on "Trainer Courses" in the left menu) or call 800-966-9900.
March 22, 2006 — Making OHV Trails Sustainable and Fun at the Same Time
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Presented by Troy Scott Parker. Indoor-outdoor workshop on ways to design, construct, and maintain OHV trails to be naturalistic, sustainable, and fun all at the same time. We'll use the new OHV trail system at Minooka Park as an outdoor lab to practice concepts learned. Cost: $185, includes lunch and book "Natural Surface Trails by Design." At Minooka Park Environmental Center, Chilton County, (30 minutes south of Birmingham). Carpooling arranged from Radisson in Birmingham.
  • Info: www.natureshape.com/nohvcc for more info and registration.
March 22-23, 2006 — National OHV Program Managers Workshop
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Annual training program on off-highway vehicle recreation management, state issues, and trail planning, with financial support from FHWA's Recreational Trails Program
  • Info: Bob Walker (Montana) at 406-444-4585

March 23-26, 2006 — National Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council Annual Conference

  • Birmingham, AL
  • Organized by the National Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council with financial support from FHWA's Recreational Trails Program
  • Info: Ann Vance at 800-348-6487, or go to www.nohvcc.org

March 23-26, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Carson National Forest, Taos, NM
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

March 23-26, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Sumter National Forest, Augusta, SC
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
  • Info: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

March 24-26, 2006 — Alabama Hiking Trail Society Annual Conference

  • Cheaha State Park, AL
  • Multiple tracks of presenters and lectures will provide a full weekend of information on a wide variety of topics, plus entertainment, a silent auction, raffle, and much more.
  • Info: (334) 244-1579 or ahts@hikealabama.org - www.hikealabama.org

March 26, 2006 — Basic Rock Work Training

  • Bear Mountain State Park, New York
  • Topics covered include, mechanical advantage, simple tools for moving large rocks, safety considerations, proper body mechanic, and methods of reducing natural resource impacts.  Sponsors: New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
  • Info: [COURSE IS FULL] Eddie Walsh at NYNJTC: (201) 512-9348 x22 or ATC Website

March 27, 2006 — Parks and Greenspace Conference

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Georgia’s largest park and greenspace conference! We are excited to have a stellar list of speakers and participants for an informative, inspiring and rewarding day focusing on how public-private partnerships can improve our parks and our quality of life.
  • Info: (404)817-6761 or register online at www.parkpride.org

March 29, 2006 — Trail Design and Layout Workday

  • Big Bald Mountain, near Wolf Laurel, NC
  • Do you have a trail section that is in need of relocation? You are invited to participate in a classroom session and then head out to work with the Carolina Mountain Club and ATC to re-design a section of the A.T. near Big Bald Mountain. The club will be discussing ways to design a relocation project in a grassy bald. Sponsors: ATC and Carolina Mountain Club
  • Info: Contact - Matt Davis, (828) 254-3708 or mdavis@appalachiantrail.org - www.carolinamtnclub.com.org

March 30 - April 2, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Chillicothe, MO
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

April 2006

April 1, 2006 — Trail Design and Layout Class

  • Gainesville State College in Oakwood, Georgia
  • The classroom portion will cover all aspects of how to properly design and layout a trail. We will discuss issues on how to avoid erosion, user conflicts, and impact problems through design. It will give you a good working knowledge of what causes trails to erode through water/soil relationships. The field portion will entail putting what we covered in the class to work by actually laying out a new section of trail. Sponsored by Georgia Trails and Greenways.
  • Info: Walter Bready, Gainesville State College 404-423-7257 - wbready@gsc.edu

April 1-2, 2006 — Rigging for Trail Work

  • Bear Mountain State Park, New York
  • Topics include: safety issues; equipment selection, care and application; calculating for safety and efficiency; mechanical advantage for pulling; and overhead zip and high-lines. There will be opportunity for extensive hands-on practice on the second day. This will be the first in a series of workshops geared towards the highly technical trailwork needed for the Bear Mountain relocation. Sponsors: Appalachian Trail Conservancy and New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.
  • Info: Eddie Walsh at NYNJTC - 201.512.9348 x22 - Registration Deadline: March 24, 2006

April 5-8, 2006 — Alaska Statewide Trails Conference

  • Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Join other trail users, groups, and managers to talk about: * best trail management practices * trail funding sources for construction, maintenance, and enhancements * nonprofit training opportunities across the state * universal trail assessments * economic benefits of trails * Alaska state trail easement policies and process * hands-on trail training courses * successful trail policies and politics from the MatSu Borough * mini-mechanized trail building and maintenance equipment examples
  • Info: http://www.alaska-trails.org/

April 6-9, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

April 7-8, 2006 — Trail-the-Trainer Course for Beginning Trail Volunteers

  • Fairbanks, Alaska 
  • Teaching Crew Leadership for Sustainable Trail Development and Maintenance - Phase One. Focuses on sustainable trails (concepts, design, essential elements, construction, & maintenance), safety and risk assessment, selection of hand tools and their safe use, leadership, volunteer and crew management, and putting it all together.
  • Info: Alaska Trails, Inc. www.alaska-trail.org

April 7-8, 2006 — Corridor monitoring

  • Richmond, VA 
  • Come explore the woods in out-of-the-ordinary events that will teach participants map-and-compass and route-finding skills. Join the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in workshops to monitor the boundary of A.T. lands. The Friday classroom session will review map and compass skills and surveyor's maps; the Saturday session will include an off-trail adventure along the A.T. corridor boundary. ATC Instructors: Sally Naser and Teresa Martinez
  • Info: Contact - Teresa Martinez, tmartinez@appalachiantrail.org, (540) 953-3571

April 7-9, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Midwest Mountain Bike Festival, St. Charles, MO
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
  • Info: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

April 8, 2006 — Trail Boss Training Class

  • Cockaponset State Forest, CT
  • Presented by CTNEMBA Saturday April 8 from 8:30 to 4:00. Topics covered for the Trail Building workshop Building and Maintaining Sustainable Multiuse Trails Working with the Land Manager Tool and Trail Safety Working with Volunteers and Organizing TM Events Trail Assessment and Field Work.
  • Info: Glen Vernes, 860-874-7224, glennvernes33@hotmail.com Paula Burton, 203-426-5369, peburton@aol.com

April 8, 2006 — TRAIL TAMING TECHNIQUES

  • Wild Basin Preserve, TX
  • Whether you're building a garden path or ramping up for an adventure on one of America's major traverses, this class will provide you the essential techniques for construction and maintenance of sustainable foot paths. Sponsored by Central Texas Trail Tamers.
  • Info: http://www.trailtamers.org/trips/

April 8-9, 2006 — Stone Splitting and Shaping Workshop

  • Bear Mountain State Park, New York
  • Topics covered include: Proper use of tools to split and shape (dress) stone to desired dimensions (portable generator, electric hammer drill, hand star drills and single jack hammer, top quality carbide hand chisels, stone hammers, hand points, tracers, and rifting hammers). Sponsors: Appalachian Trail Conservancy and New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.
  • Info: [COURSE IS FULL] Eddie Walsh at NYNJTC: (201) 512-9348 x22 or ATC Website

April 8-9, 2006 — Chain-saw certification

  • Danby, Vermont Contact - Matt Larson, mlarson@greenmountainclub.org, (802) 244-7037 x. 10 Registration deadline - March 24, 2006
  • The course covers all areas of safe and efficient saw use. Participants may meet the requirements for certification, which is valid for three years, and may be eligible to order needed personal protective equipment (PPE). Those sawyers whose current certification expires in 2005 are encouraged to attend a course; the curriculum has changed. Sponsor: Green Mountain Club, ATC and USFS. Instructors: William Garrison, Joan McCloud, Larry Walters, Green Mountain National Forest
  • Info: Matt Larson, mlarson@greenmountainclub.org, (802) 244-7037 x. 10 - Registration deadline: March 24, 2006

April 13-14 (TBA), 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Big South Fork, TN
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

April 14-25, 2006 — Stone Cribbing Apprenticeship Level I

  • Bear Mountain State Park, New York
  • This apprenticeship will cover the basics of building dry stone retaining walls to support a treadway and retain a hillside.  Class size will be kept very small to insure optimal education. Sponsors: Appalachian Trail Conservancy and NY-NJ Trail Conference.
  • Info: [COURSE IS FULL] Eddie Walsh at NYNJTC: (201) 512-9348 x22 or ATC Website

April 15, 2006 — Trail Construction Class

  • Gainesville State College in Oakwood, Georgia
  • The classroom portion will cover corridor clearing for all types of use and proper trail tread construction. Different types of tread construction, cribbing and raised tread sections, switchbacks and a section on bridges and boardwalks are also included. The field portion will put your construction knowledge to work clearing and constructing the trail we laid out in the previous session. Sponsored by Georgia Trails and Greenways.
  • Info: Walter Bready, Gainesville State College 404-423-7257 - wbready@gsc.edu

April 16 2006 — Stone Step Construction

  • Bear Mountain State Park, New York
  • This workshop will focus on rock step construction, incorporating rigging skills, stone shaping, and basic mechanical advantage and leverage, to set rock steps. Sponsors: Appalachian Trail Conservancy and NY-NJ Trail Conference.
  • Info: Registration Deadline: April 13 - Eddie Walsh at NYNJTC: (201) 512-9348 x22 or ATC Website

April 17-20, 2006 — International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health

  • Atlanta, GA
  • The event commemorates the 10th anniversary of the release of the landmark U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health. Key scientific and programmatic advances in the past 10 years will be presented and new directions highlighted.
  • Info: http://www.cdc.gov

April 18-20, 2006 — National Symposium on Playground Access

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Showcasing Solutions in Florida and Beyond: a collaborative effort of many agencies involved with Bicycle and Pedestrian issues. We are hoping that each person attending will leave with new tools and visions to improve the environment for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Info: Registration information will be available in mid-January at www.ncaonline.org

April 19-21, 2006 — Pro Bike/Pro Walk Florida

  • St. Augustine, FL
  • Showcasing Solutions in Florida and Beyond: a collaborative effort of many agencies involved with Bicycle and Pedestrian issues. We are hoping that each person attending will leave with new tools and visions to improve the environment for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Info: Lyndy Moore, Conference Organizer, Florida Bicycle Association, P O Box 780371 Orlando, FL 32878-0371 pbpwf@earthlink.net or 407-282-3245 - www.probikeprowalkflorida.com/

April 20-23, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Traverse City, MI
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

April 20-23, 2006 — Chain-saw certification

  • Shenandoah National Park, VA
  • The course covers all areas of safe and efficient saw use. Participants may meet the requirements for certification, which is valid for three years, and may be eligible to order needed personal protective equipment (PPE). Those sawyers whose current certification expires in 2005 are encouraged to attend a course; the curriculum has changed.
  • Info: Bob Sickley, bsickley@appalachiantrail.org, (717) 258-5771
April 22-23, 2006 — Chain-saw certification (Appalachian Trail Conservancy)
  • Sugar Grove, VA
  • The course covers all areas of safe and efficient saw use. Instructor: Instructor: Warren Bonham
  • Info: Teresa Martinez, (540) 953-3571 or tmartinez@appalachiantrail.org

April 25-29, 2006 — American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention and Exposition

April 27-30, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Washington, DC
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

April 27-30, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

April 28, 2006 — IMBA DC Trailbuilding School

  • Riverbend Park near Great Falls, Virginia
  • The school includes classroom instruction followed by hands-on time in the field learning the latest in trailbuilding techniques. Topics include managing user groups, designing a sustainable trail, minimizing user conflict, controlling water flow and routine trail maintenance.
  • Info: To register send jenn@imba.com an email with the subject "DC Trailbuilding School."

April 29, 2006 — Annual Spring Trail Maintainers Workshop

  • Belding Wildlife Management Area, Vernon, CT
  • The Connecticut Forest & Park Association is sponsoring this workshop to teach volunteers tool safety, how to build bridges, install waterbars, blaze trails, and the like.
  • Info: Adam R. Moore Executive Director Connecticut Forest & Park Association 16 Meriden Road Rockfall, CT 06481 - amoore@ctwoodlands.org

April 29, 2006 — Trail Maintenance Class

  • Gainesville State College in Oakwood, Georgia
  • The classroom portion will cover maintenance issues on well-designed and poorly designed trails. We will discuss how to make long-term repairs, and lower environmental impacts. Trail hardening materials and techniques along with rehabilitation of disused trails will also be covered. The field session will concentrate on rehabilitating an old section of trail and building a series of water control devices near the site of the previous class work. Sponsored by Georgia Trails and Greenways.
  • Info: Walter Bready, Gainesville State College 404-423-7257 - wbready@gsc.edu
April 29, 2006 — Tread Trainer Course
  • Sacramento, CA
  • The Tread Trainer program trains participants in innovative, practical methods of spreading outdoor ethics to the public with a curriculum specifically focused on motorized and mechanized recreation. Completing the one-day Tread Trainer course will qualify the participant to become a "Tread Trainer" and to train other educators, clubs, employees, visitors, enthusiasts or community members in the Tread Lightly! ethic.
  • Info: www.treadlightly.org/trainer.mv (click on "Trainer Courses" in the left menu) or call 800-966-9900.

April 29-30, 2006 — Leave No Trace Trainer Course

  • Sacramento, CA
  • The Trainer Course assists the student participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills. These courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees, and other outdoor professionals. Successful graduates of the Trainer Course gain the skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family in a variety of settings-schools, camps, parks, wilderness and front country areas.
  • Contact: Liz Garland (916) 669-2777 or liz_garland@tdogs.org or http://www.tdogs.org/ or http://www.lnt.org/training/index.html

April 29-30, 2006 — Leave No Trace Trainer Course

  • Treehaven, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  • The Trainer Course assists the student participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills. These courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees, and other outdoor professionals.
  • Contact: Michelle at Treehaven; 715 453-4106, or register on line or see http://www.lnt.org/training/index.html

April 29-30, 2006 — SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR

  • Sugar Grove, VA
  • These courses cover backcountry medical care in varying levels of detail. These are vital skills for trail workers who work in potentially dangerous conditions and in remote areas. Instructor: Landmark Learning/SOLO Southeast. Sponsored by Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
  • Contact: ATC, (540) 961-5551

April 30-May 3, 2006 — 8th Annual Virginia Bike Walk Conference

  • Lynchburg, VA
  • Creating Walkable Communities...One Step at a Time. Charlie Zegeer will team up with Michael Ronkin, Oregon's bike/ped coordinator, to lead the two-day workshop, Designing for Pedestrian Safety.  Alia Anderson will lead a one-day workshop on Safe Routes to School. 
  • Contact: http://bikewalkvirginia.org/2006Conference.html

May 2006

May 1, 2006 — Tread Trainer Course
  • Ocala, Florida
  • The Tread Trainer program trains participants in innovative, practical methods of spreading outdoor ethics to the public with a curriculum specifically focused on motorized and mechanized recreation. Completing the one-day Tread Trainer course will qualify the participant to become a "Tread Trainer" and to train other educators, clubs, employees, visitors, enthusiasts or community members in the Tread Lightly! ethic.
  • Info: www.treadlightly.org/trainer.mv (click on "Trainer Courses" in the left menu) or call 800-966-9900.

May 1-4, 2006 — Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Management Workshop

  • Hilton-Ocala, Ocala, Florida
  • The goals are to improve the development, planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management of OHV trail areas, facilities and systems; also to Reduce liability, Minimize impacts and improve conservation of natural and cultural resources, Reduce conflict between recreational, community and environmental interest groups, and Better meet the needs and desires of the OHV and other recreation publics; and Expand partnerships among OHV recreationists, communities, and land management agencies.
  • Info: Chris Reed at 352-489-5267 or reedj1@doacs.state.fl.us - www.nohvcc.org

May 1-5, 2006 — Interpreting World Heritage Conference

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • first annual international conference on the subject of heritage interpretation to create opportunities for professional development for attendees and establish a network for professional associations and individuals.
  • Info: http://www.interpnet.com/iwh/

May 4-7, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • New York City, NY
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

May 5-7, 2006 — California Trails and Greenways Conference

May 6, 2006 — Basic Trail Maintenance

  • Nantahala Outdoor Center, Wesser, NC
  • Just starting out in trail maintenance or do you simply need a refresher course? If you answered yes, then this is the course for you. Come and learn from veteran trail maintainers how to keep your favorite trail in top shape! The course will be a mix of hands-on work in the field and classroom work. Instructor - ATC Staff/Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
  • Info: Matt Davis, (828) 254-3708 or mdavis@appalachiantrail.org

May 9-12, 2006 — Missouri River Natural Resources Conference

  • South Sioux, City, NE
  • Presented by River Management Society
  • Info: Wayne Werkmeister, 402-336-3970 or www.river-managment.org

May 10-13, 2006 — Horse Trail Design School

  • Kickapoo Valley Reserve, WI
  • Instructor Mike Riter taught with the first IMBA/Subaru Trail Care Crew and was Georgia's Trails Education Specialist. While Mike's background is in mountain biking, but he works with all types of users, including horseback riders, and promotes understanding and respect among the different users. Through proper design, trails can be developed that minimize or even eliminate conflict between users. This is a 4-day trail building class that graduates Certified Trail Building Crew Leaders. Attendees learn through both classroom and hands-on field work, how to site and build trails that will stand up to the elements and require minimal maintenance.
  • Info: read more or contact Ken Carpenter - witrails@yahoo.com - (608) 576-4104

May 10-14, 2006 — Crew Leadership and Skills Training

  • Brunet Island State Park in Chippewa County, WI
  • The Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation sponsors this Mobile Skills Crew Leadership and Skills Training. Space is reserved for 16 participants and an application is required. We are pleased to welcome the return of Steve West and friends from Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado as our lead trainers; and just to double the fun, the training overlaps with a full-bore Mobile Skills Crew work project to build a new two-mile section of the IAT!
  • Info: tim@iceagetrail.org or call 608.592.1433

May 11-14, 2006 — Trails Crew Leadership Training Workshop

  • Incline Village, NV
  • Training developed by Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative on trail technical skills, leadership, crew safety, and tool safety skills. Includes Crew Leader Guide. All training topics are directly applicable to any non-profit or agency trail maintenance or construction project. Sponsored by Tahoe Rim Trail Association.
  • Contact: Erin Casey 775-298-0232

May 11-14, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Mt. Agamenticus, ME
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

May 11-14, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

May 12, 2006 — IMBA Spring Congressional Staff Mountain Bike Ride

  • Riverbend Park near Great Falls, VA
  • IMBA will host its fifth Congressional and Agency Staff Mountain Bike Ride from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We will provide the bikes, helmets, food and transportation; all you need to do is show up and have fun.
  • Info: Space is limited to 75 people so sign up today: www.imba.com/dcride/

May 12-14, 2006 — Nevada State Trails Training Course

  • Near Reno, NV in Galena Park
  • This will be a coordinated effort with Federal, State and non-profits involved.
  • Info: Cheryl Surface, Nevada State Parks, 901 S. Stewart St. Suite 5005, Carson City, NV 89701 - 775-684-2788 - csurface@parks.nv.gov

May 13, 2006 — Trails Crew Leadership Training Workshop

  • Estes Park, Colorado
  • Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative is offering this 16 hour workshop on trail technical skills, leadership, crew safety, and tool safety skills. Includes Crew Leader Guide. All training topics are directly applicable to any non-profit or agency trail maintenance or construction project. Sponsored by Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Contact: Danny Basch - Danny_Basch@nps.gov

May 13, 2006 — Crew Leader Training Class

  • Gainesville State College in Oakwood, Georgia
  • This session will be held outdoors and broken into three portions; organizing the workday, selecting and getting your crew to the work site, overseeing the project and then returning to the trailhead. Safety and efficiency are the focus of this session. Because of the nature of this level of leadership, all participants in this session will be required to pass the test in all three previous sessions before attending. Sponsored by Georgia Trails and Greenways.
  • Info: Walter Bready, Gainesville State College 404-423-7257 - wbready@gsc.edu

May 13, 2006 — Basic Trail Maintenance Skills Session

  • White Mountains, NH (Appalachian Mountain Club)
  • Learn the nuts and bolts of trail maintenance: drainage, clearing, brushing, and blazing. Advanced skills are covered as time allows. This is the perfect opportunity for new trail adopters or anyone wanting to maintain a trail but not yet confident with their skills.
  • Info: http://www.outdoors.org/conservation/trails/volunteer/trailopps/vol-crews-schedule.cfm or call 603-466-2721, ext 192

May 15-19, 2006 — 2006 NARRP Conference: Adapting to New Realities

  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • "Adapting to a New Reality" will be Presented by National Association of Recreation Resource Planners and National Association of State Outdoor Recreation Liaison Officers
  • Info: www.narrp.org ; Bob McLean, 703-416-0060 or bmclean@narrp.org
May 20, 2006 — Tread Trainer Course
  • Grand Junction, Colorado
  • The Tread Trainer program trains participants in innovative, practical methods of spreading outdoor ethics to the public with a curriculum specifically focused on motorized and mechanized recreation. Completing the one-day Tread Trainer course will qualify the participant to become a "Tread Trainer" and to train other educators, clubs, employees, visitors, enthusiasts or community members in the Tread Lightly! ethic.
  • Info: www.treadlightly.org/trainer.mv (click on "Trainer Courses" in the left menu) or call 800-966-9900.

May 20, 2006 — Basic Trail Maintenance

  • Gatlinburg, NC
  • Just starting out in trail maintenance or do you simply need a refresher course? If you answered yes, then this is the course for you. Come and learn from veteran trail maintainers how to keep your favorite trail in top shape! The course will be a mix of hands-on work in the field and classroom work. Instructor: Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
  • Info: Matt Davis, (828) 254-3708 or mdavis@appalachiantrail.org

May 20-21, 2006 — Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR

  • Scott Farm, Carlisle, PA
  • These courses cover backcountry medical care in varying levels of detail. These are vital skills for trail workers who work in potentially dangerous conditions and in remote areas. Sponsors: Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities and Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
  • Contact: Bob Sickley, bsickley@appalachiantrail.org, (717) 258-5771

May 22-26, 2006 — Conservation Corps Crewleader Training

  • Ridgway State Park, Ridgway, Colorado
  • The Conservation Corps Crewleader Training (CCCT) is design to give outdoor crewleaders the basic skills they need to lead crews on labor-intensive conservation projects (primarily trail and habitat restoration projects). Training topics will include trail construction and maintenance, fence construction, basic habitat restoration, crew motivation and management, risk management, and sponsor relationships. A two-day Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative (COTI) Trail Crewleader training will be a subset of the CCCT Training.
  • Contact: Jennifer Freeman at jfreeman@cyca.org or 303-863-0602.

May 23-25, 2006 — Trails Crew Leadership Training Workshop

  • Ridgway State Park, Colorado
  • Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative is offering this 16 hour workshop on trail technical skills, leadership, crew safety, and tool safety skills. Includes Crew Leader Guide. All training topics are directly applicable to any non-profit or agency trail maintenance or construction project. Sponsored by Colorado Youth Corps Association.
  • Contact: Jennifer Freeman jfreeman@cyca.org or 303-863-0602

May 25-28, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Coaticook, Quebec
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

May 30-31, 2006 — Conference on Exercise and Recreational Technologies

  • Denver, CO
  • The inaugural Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center RecTech State of the Science Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver. The goal of this conference is to bring together the most current research and development, equipment, and applications in exercise and recreation technology for people with disabilities.
  • Info: Registration is available online at www.rectech.org/conference

June 2006

June 1-4, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Albion Hills, Ontario
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

June 1-4, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
  • Info: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

June 3, 2006 — National Trails Day

June 3, 2006 — Corridor monitoring

  • Pinkham Notch, Gorham, NH
  • Come explore the woods in out-of-the-ordinary events that will teach participants map-and-compass and route-finding skills. Join the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in workshops to monitor the boundary of A.T. lands. Volunteers are needed for our boundary monitoring program, but all interested persons are encouraged to attend. A morning classroom session will review map and compass skills and surveyor's maps; the afternoon session will include an off-trail adventure along the A.T. corridor boundary. If you enjoy being off-trail in the woods, this is the event for you.
  • Info: Appalachian Mountain Club, Val Stori, vstori@appalachiantrail.org, (603) 795-4935 x. 103 - Registration deadline - May31, 2006

June 3, 2006 — Trail Trotters' Day

  • On trails across America
  • The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource asks you to register your project for trail work, maintenance, or stewardship. Your project could be selected as a regional winner, and the best project in the nation wins the Trail Trotters National Stewardship Award, and the $1,000 that comes with that title.
  • Info: Equestrian Land Conservation Resource, 126B N. Main St., Elizabeth, IL 61028 tel: 815-858-3501 - http://trailtrottersday.net/

June 6-7, 2006 — Trails Crew Leadership Training Workshop

  • Golden, Colorado
  • Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative is offering this 16 hour workshop on trail technical skills, leadership, crew safety, and tool safety skills. Includes Crew Leader Guide. All training topics are directly applicable to any non-profit or agency trail maintenance or construction project. Sponsored by Jefferson County Open Space.
  • Contact: Kim Frederick kfrederi@co.jefferson.co.us (303) 271-5987

June 8-11, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

June 10-11, 2006 — Trails Crew Leadership Training Workshop

  • Montrose, Colorado
  • Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative is offering this 16 hour workshop on trail technical skills, leadership, crew safety, and tool safety skills. Includes Crew Leader Guide. All training topics are directly applicable to any non-profit or agency trail maintenance or construction project. Sponsored by BLM Uncompahgre Field Offfice.
  • Contact: Jack Placchi jack.placchi@co.blm.gov

June 11-17, 2006 — Grand Illinois Trail And Parks bicycle tour

  • Rochelle, IL
  • Sponsored by the League of Illinois Bicyclists with the IL Dept of Natural Resources. Routes on the Grand Illinois Trail combined with overnights at three state parks and one college. Ride begins and ends at Rochelle, then makes an extended circular tour through western Illinois, including four riding days along the Mississippi River.
  • Info: www.bikelib.org/gitap; oestreich@qconline.com; or call Chuck Oestreich at 309-788-1845

June 15-18, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Cowichan Valley, BC
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
  • Info: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

June 20-23, 2006 — IMBA Summit and World Mountain Bike Conference

  • Whistler, BC, Canada
  • The merger of the IMBA Summit and World Mountain Bike Conference creates an unprecedented opportunity for mountain biking leaders and land managers to come together for education, collaboration and strategic planning for the future of mountain biking and trail access.
  • Info: Richard Juryn (richard@shoreevents.com) for sponsorship opportunities and Aaryn Kay (aaryn@imba.com) for agenda suggestions

June 25-30, 2006 — White Mountain Teen Spike Crew training and trail work

June 25-28, 2006 — International Conference on Rivers and Civilization

June 25 - July 7, 2006 — White Mountain Teen Spike Crew training and trail work

July 2006

July 1, 2006 — Basic Trail Maintenance Skills Session (Appalachian Mountain Club)

July 2-7, 2006 — White Mountain Teen Spike Crew training and trail work

July 2-7, 2006 — Appalachian Trail Teen Crew training and trail work

July 7-28, 2006 — Teen Stewardship Training

  • White Mountains, NH (Appalachian Mountain Club)
  • This course starts with a Leave No Trace Trainer Certification; includes a SOLO Wilderness First-aid course(WFA); and a Basic Maintenance Skills Session. Teens work on backcountry trail maintenance project such as rock work, bog bridging, alpine work, AMC backcountry campsite work, and new trail construction. Also included is a day of rock climbing, along with rest/classroom days focused on backcountry skills and ethics. The AMC book, The Complete Guide to Trail Building and Maintenance, is included. 
  • Info: http://www.outdoors.org/conservation/trails/volunteer/trailopps/vol-crews-schedule.cfm or call 603-466-2721, ext 192

July 8, 2006 — Basic Trail Maintenance Skills Session (Appalachian Mountain Club)

July 9-14, 2006 — Appalachian Trail Teen Crew training and trail work

July 9-14, 2006 — White Mountain Teen Spike Crew training and trail work

July 15, 2006 — Basic Trail Maintenance Skills Session (Appalachian Mountain Club)

July 16-21, 2006 — Appalachian Trail Teen Crew training and trail work

July 21, 2006 — Basic Trail Maintenance Skills Session (Appalachian Mountain Club)

July 30 - Aug. 11, 2006 — White Mountain Teen Spike Crew training and trail work

August 2006

August 3-5, 2006 — 7th Annual Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference

  • Roanoke, Virginia
  • Hosted by the Virginia Horse Council. People from outside the Southeast are invited to share their experiences and learn more about southeastern trail issues. People who are not equestrians are also encouraged to attend to share their perspectives and to learn from those who value the opportunity for recreational use of horses on trails.
  • Info: http://www.southeasternequestriantrails.com/

August 3-6, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Crankworx, Whistler, BC
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

August 3-6, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Bighorn National Forest, Lovell, WY
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
  • Info: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

August 5-6, 2006 — Rock Work Weekend

August 10-13, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Bellingham, WA
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

August 10-13, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Rapid City, SD
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
  • Info: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

August 12, 2006 — Basic Trail Maintenance Skills Session (Appalachian Mountain Club )

August 17-20, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Wenatchee, WA
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

August 17-20, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, NE
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
  • Info: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

August 19, 2006 — Basic Trail Maintenance Skills Session (Appalachian Mountain Club )

August 20-25, 2006 — Alpine Teen Spike Crew training and trail work

August 20-25, 2006 — Appalachian Trail Teen Crew training and trail work

August 24-27, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • St. Paul, MN
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

September 2006

September 2, 2006 — Basic Trail Maintenance Skills Session (Appalachian Mountain Club)

September 7-9, 2006 — UTAH TRAILS AND PATHWAYS 2006

  • Ogden, UT
  • Sponsored by Utah State Parks and Recreation, Weber Pathways, Mountain Trails Inc., Snowbasin, and the City of Ogden. TRACK ONE:Construction and Maintenance; TRACK TWO—Health and Trails; TRACK THREE—Funding for Trails; TRACK FOUR—Promoting Trails
  • Info: http://www.utahtrailsconference.com/

September 7-10, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Versailles, IN
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

September 7-10, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

September 7-8, 2006 — Utah Trails and Pathways Conference 2006

  • Eccles Conference Center, Ogden, Utah
  • Utah's second statewide trails conference
  • Contact: Kaylynn Hill 801-629-8338

September 14-17, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

September 18-22, 2006 — Trail Management: Projects, Plans and People

  • US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV
  • Agency trail staff, contractors, and volunteers will achieve sustainable and accessible trails of all kinds, using the best practices of the trail management process (TMP). This collaborative process includes planning, design layout, construction, maintenance, monitoring, crew leadership, interpretation, operations, and safety.
  • Contact: Ann Hill, Bureau of Land Management, National Training Center - ann_hill@blm.gov. If you are not a BLM employee register at https://doilearn.doi.gov/. Click on Select to view learning opportunities, and select the class for which you wish to apply.

September 21-24, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Caroline, NY
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

September 21-24, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Boulder City, NV
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
  • Info: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

October 2006

October 18-19, 2006 — State Trail Administrators Annual Meeting

  • Quad Cities, Iowa/Illinois
  • Annual training and Recreational Trails Program information exchange for State Trails Program staff. Organized by the National Association of State Trail Administrators and the FHWA Recreational Trails Program,
  • Info: By invitation only. Contact Stuart Macdonald at mactrail@aol.com or Christopher Douwes at christopher.douwes@fhwa.dot.gov.

October 17-18, 2006 — Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) Workshop

  • Quad Cities, IL and IA
  • This two-day workshop combines classroom and practical, hands-on trail assessment experience. UTAP is an inventory process that provides objective information about trail conditions (e.g. grade, cross slope, width). Participants will also be able establish a comprehensive inventory of trail characteristics to use for planning, maintenance, budgeting, mapping, and determining compliance with guidelines for trails and access routes. Offered at the 2006 National Trails Symposium.
  • Contact: nttp@americantrails.org

October 19-22, 2006 — 18th National Trails Symposium presented by American Trails

  • Located right on the mighty Mississippi River, the Quad Cities are the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline/East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois.
  • We'll exceed your expectations with outstanding riverfront and inner city trails. Discover the Mississippi River Trail, Great River Trail, Grand Illinois Trail and the American Discovery Trail among many others! The Quad Cities is easily accessible via Interstate 80, 88, 74 and several major state highways, and the Quad Cities International Airport (MLI) offers over 70 flights daily to and from 10 business and leisure destinations.
  • The Symposium is a gathering of trail enthusiasts and professionals representing both the non-motorized and motorized trails community. This is the only national gathering of ALL trail interests raising their combined voices to strengthen trails for everyone.
  • For more information see the Symposium Home Page or contact the American Trails office at trailhead@americantrails.org or (530) 547-2060.

November 2006

November 2-4, 2006 — Missouri Trail Summit

  • Kansas City, MO
  • "Get Connected!" is the theme of the 3rd annual Missouri Trail Summit. The Summit brings together trail professionals, trail advocates, hikers, cyclists, OHV users, equestrians, and birders to explore all aspects of trail design, building, maintenance, management and use in urban, suburban, rural and natural environments.
  • Info: Missouri Park and Recreation Association: http://www.mopark.org

November 2-5, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Caroline, NY
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

November 2-5, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

  • Johnson City, TN
  • IMBA/Subaru Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups to teach sustainable trailbuilding.
  • Info: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html

November 30 - December 3 , 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School

December 2006

December 7-10, 2006 — IMBA Trailbuilding School
  • Tallahasse, FL
  • Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Trail Care Crews work with bike clubs, land managers, and other trail groups and teach sustainable trailbuilding, 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: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule.html