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National Trails Symposium Quad Cities October 2006

Concurrent Sessions and Mini-Workshops

Read bios of the many Symposium speakers and presenters

See the day-by-day schedule for dozens of workshops at the National Trails Symposium.

A workshop at the National Trails Symposium in Austin, Texas in 2004

We invite you to choose from 50 educational sessions and 8 mini-workshops within our theme "Trails for America: Every Where, Every Way, Every Day." These sessions will help participants understand how trails are "...connecting us to ourselves, to each other, to the land, to our shared histories and cultures..." Discover trail opportunities, planning, design, operations and maintenance, uses and users across North America and beyond. Examine the many ways to design, develop, finance, manage and operate trails used on foot or snowshoe, road bicycle or mountain bike, on a horse or in a boat, by snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle, whether for recreation, transportation, physical activity, or mental health.

No matter the season, no matter the reason, consider ways to insure that good trail ethics and etiquette are a part of everyday use and view trails as part of a larger transportation network that affords an alternative way to travel on a day-to-day basis. Whether sharing a short stroll around the neighborhood on a creatively developed and managed trail system or a longer experience along the Mississippi River or American Discovery Trail, these sessions reveal the knowledge that will help us to continue to advance "Trails for America." Be sure to take a moment to review the many sessions offered before planning your choices.

All concurrent sessions are 75 minutes in length. The Trail Topic Mini-Workshops are 105 minutes long with each of the 8 workshops repeated twice. Consult the convention center map on the back of this Program for room locations.

SESSIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Click on the date and time link for details of each block of sessions:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 ~ Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

  • ARKANSAS RIVER TRAIL MEDICAL MILE: A HEALTHY BRIDGE TO THE FINISH LINE!
  • SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL: A NEW PROGRAM FOR COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
  • DOLLARS AND SENSE IN THE QUAD CITIES
  • RAIL CORRIDOR ACQUISITION, WHY AND HOW
  • PLANNING AND DESIGNING FOR TRAIL SAFETY
  • TRAILS FOR EVERYONE
  • CANAL TRAILS WITH DICK AND JANE: HISTORIC CANALS, NEW USES, RENEWED CONNECTIONS
  • PREDICTING TRAIL USE AND IMPACT

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 ~ Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDS BENEFIT TRAILS
  • LIABILITY & RISK: TRAIL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE LAW AND INSURANCE
  • HOW TO COOPERATE, COLLABORATE, COLLUDE AND CONSPIRE TO CREATE A WORLD-CLASS TRAIL SYSTEM: THE CENTRAL IOWA EXPERIENCE
  • GREENWAYS AND TRAILS IN DEVELOPMENTS: A REGIONAL APPROACH
  • DON'T JUApril 17, 2007NTURE TRAIL: INNOVATION IN EDUCATION
  • CORPS VALUES: EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS WITH SERVICE AND CONSERVATION CORPS
  • TRAILS CONNECTING COMMUNITIES: CONNECTING A CITY: NEW APPROACHES TO LINK TRAIL PLANNING WITH TRANSPORTATION NEEDS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 ~ Time: 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Repeated: 3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Trail Topic Mini-Workshops: Want to get "up close and personal" with a hot trail topic? The Trail Topic Mini-Workshops provide the occasion for you to be an active part of in-depth discussion and activities on eight different trail topics. These workshops will be repeated twice over the course of the afternoon.

  • BLUEWAYS: DEVELOPING A WATER TRAIL AND PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY
  • WINTER TRAILS FOR FUN AND PROFIT
  • TRAILS AND TOURISM: LET'S LOOK AT THE MARKETING AND PROMOTING OF THAT TRAIL YOU JUST BUILT
  • CONSERVING NATURAL RESOURCES WITH TRAILS
  • GETTING ACCESSIBLE TRAILS BUILT
  • WELL, IT'S BUILT, NOW WHAT: TRAILS OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
  • USING ART TO BRING TRAILS TO LIFE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
  • HITTING A WALL: HOW TO MOVE FORWARD WHEN THERE IS CONFLICT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 ~ Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

  • LONG DISTANCE CONNECTIONS!
  • BLAZING TRAILS TOWARDS HEALTH
  • A TRAILS DESTINATION: HEALTHY TRAILS, HEALTHY ECONOMY
  • BUILDING STRONG COALITIONS FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL TRAIL SYSTEM
  • APPROACHES TO INCREASED OHV OPPORTUNITIES
  • TRAILS TO EDUCATION AND ENLIGHTENMENT
  • HEROES, HEADACHES, AND HOW IT'S DONE: TRAIL MAINTENANCE IN THE MIDWEST
  • TOMORROW'S TRAILS: EDUCATION FOR TRAILS AND GREENWAYS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 ~ Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • BEYOND BORDERS: CREATING A CONNECTED CORRIDOR SYSTEM FOR BICYCLES
  • PUSHING ROCKS UPHILL: BUILDING AND RESTORING TRAILS WITH VOLUNTEERS
  • A RETURN TO THE RIVER: RIVERWALKS THAT TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES
  • SUSTAINABLE TRAIL DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
  • LONG-DISTANCE TRAILS: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS AND PROMOTING USE
  • EQUESTRIAN TRAIL RIDER DIVERSITY: TRAILS FOR ALL AMERICANS
  • STATE TRAILS PLANNING
  • RECORDING DETAILED TRAIL INFORMATION FOR ACCESS, MAINTENANCE, MANAGEMENT, SIGNAGE AND RECONSTRUCTION

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 ~ Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

  • SMALL STATE, BIG CHALLENGE: MANAGING MOTORIZED TRAIL RECREATION IN MASSACHUSETTS
  • NOT YOUR ORDINARY FUNDING SOURCES
  • TRAILS FOR FOREVER AND FOR EVERYONE
  • A CELEBRATION OF COLLABORATION: Non-Profit Organizations, State and Federal Agencies and Volunteer Groups Pioneer New Programs to Maintain Backcountry Trails
  • THE ROLE OF THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION IN TRAILS AND GREENWAYS
  • STORY LINES: PATHBREAKING CONNECTIONS TO THE URBAN PARK
  • USING ARC GIS TO DESIGN TRAIL LAYOUT
  • "BREAKTHROUGHS" TO THE WATERS EDGE: TRANSFORMING FLOOD CONTROL INTO A RECREATIONAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC ASSET
  • TRAIL EVOLUTION/TRAIL INNOVATION

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 ~ Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • WHAT'S NEW: FOREST SERVICE TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT TRAILS PROJECTS
  • THE ART & SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABLE HIGH USE TRAILS
  • KEEPING THE REGION UNITED AND THE PROCESS MOVING FORWARD NOW THAT THE MONEY IS GONE
  • WATER TRAILS ACROSS THE NATION: DEVELOPMENT, RECOGNITION AND OPERATIONS
  • TAKE PRIDE IN AMERICA® AND TREAD LIGHTLY!®: STEWARDSHIP AND RECREATION
  • THE NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM TODAY: PARTNERSHIPS THAT WORK
  • MANAGING USER CONFLICT THROUGH TRAIL DESIGN
  • THE MYTH AND MYSTERY OF TRAILS: STEPS TOWARD AN ECOLOGY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAILS

SESSIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Where to find it:

 

Won by Joe Walker, from Denton, Texas:

 

 

 


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