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SKILLS and COMPETENCIES for Trails Training

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Categories of skills used in trails and greenways work, along with links to classes and resources for training. Also see National Scenic and Historic Trails Training Needs Assessment

This area categorizes and defines the wide range of skills used in trails and greenways work. The goal is to comprehensively identify the range of competencies and knowledge used by staff and volunteers engaged in every kind of trail work. Web pages for the 12 topics provides a catalogue of skills, plus links to resources, publications, and training providers.

This area is compiled and maintained by Stuart Macdonald from resources provided by members of the National Trails Training Partnership. Many of the specific skills were identified by the task force for the National Scenic and Historic Trails Training Needs Assessment.

 

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION skills and competencies

Specific skills used in trails and greenways work: budgeting; developing costs; managing grants and finding programs; managing staff and volunteers; managing projects; identifying funding sources; working with a variety of funding; writing grant proposals; See below for training and resources links for trail design.

The following is a list of skills and competencies for this category of trails work.

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Budgets, documentation, and grants
are typical administration tasks

Skills for Budgets and Cost Management

Skills for Managing Grants and Funding Programs

Skills for Managing Projects

Skills for Identifying Funding and Grant Writing

Skills for Managing Staff, Volunteers, and Partners

TRAINING and RESOURCES for trail administration

Links will take you to specific training opportunities, training providers, and other educational resources for both urban and backcountry trails. See the Online Training Calendar for current opportunities, featured training providers, and resources in each state.

Courses on Administration and Funding

arrowSee providers of training on Administration and Funding below
arrowCheck the online Calendar for current scheduled training
arrowSearch the NTTP training database by keyword, state, or provide

Resources for Administration and Funding

The Trail Funding Index and the Federal Funding Index provides a wealth of articles, projects, and resources on design and construction issues.

Books and publications on Administration and Funding


 

The National Trails Training Partnership

American Trails, P.O. Box 491797, Redding, CA 96049-1797 • (530) 547-2060 • Fax: (530) 547-2035 • nttp@americantrails.orgwww.AmericanTrails.org


The National Trails Training Partnership is an alliance of Federal agencies, training providers, nationwide supporters, and providers of products and services. Visit the online calendar of training opportunities, access hundreds of trail-related resources, read the news, learn how you can help, and see training resources in your state.

This material is based upon work supported by the Federal Highway Administration under Cooperative Agreement DTFH61-06-H-00023. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the Author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Federal Highway Administration.

 

 

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