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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 nttp@americantrails.org 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.

 

Laws, Regulations, and Policies skills and competencies

Specific skills used in Interpreting regulations and legislation;applying federal laws on environmental, historic issues; providing accessible routes under the Americans with Disabilities Act; developing and enforcing trail regulations; responding to legal and liability issues. See below for training and resources links for MANAGEMENT of visitors and trails.

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

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Applying laws, regulations, and policy is another
challenge for trail planners and managers

 

Skills for Interpreting Regulations and Policies

Skills for Applying State and Federal Laws

Skills for Developing and Enforcing Trail Regulations

Skills for Legal and Liability Issues

TRAINING and RESOURCES for Laws, Regulations, and Policies

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 Laws, Regulations, and Policies

arrowSee providers of training on trail design below
arrowCheck the online Calendar for current scheduled training
arrowSearch the NTTP training database by keyword, state, or provider

 

Resources for Laws, Regulations, and Policies

The Accessible Trails Index provides a wealth of articles, projects, and resources on the Americans with Disabilities Act and accessible trails issues.

BOOKS on Laws, Regulations, and Policies

The following books are available from the American Trails Store. Also see the American Trails Bibliography.

BOOKS on Off-Highway Vehicle Laws, Regulations, and Policies

 

 


 

The National Trails Training Partnership

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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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