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Tuesday October 17 & Wednesday October 18
UNIVERSAL TRAIL ASSESSMENT PROCESS (UTAP)
The UTAP is an inventory process that provides objective information
about trail conditions (e.g. grade, cross slope, width).
Thursday - October 19
BECOME A TREAD LIGHTLY! TREAD TRAINER®
While at the Symposium, don't miss your opportunity to participate in Tread Lightly!'s Tread Trainer® program. This program is designed to train participants in innovative, practical methods of spreading outdoor ethics to the public with a curriculum specifically focused on motorized and mechanized recreation.
UNDERSTANDING ACCESSIBILITY AND BUILDING
The objectives of this one-day workshop are to teach participants:
Sustainability has many facets, including environmental, social and
economic sustainability. Sustainable trails are better for the environment
because they minimize trail impacts on the surrounding environment.
MISSISSIPPI RIVER TRAIL "PAINT THE FENCE"
A ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE TO HELP COMPLETE A 3,000 MILE TRAIL!
Join Mississippi River Trail, Inc. board of directors, members, partners,
and supporters in a hands-on, pro-active session to help build the Mississippi
River Trail, one of the nation's sixteen Millennium Trails.
RISK & TRAILS WORKSHOP
With the development of trail systems across North America, public and private landowners are being asked to allow the development of trails on their property.
Saturday - October 21
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Join fellow trail riders for a continental breakfast early on Saturday morning for 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. This is a rare opportunity for you to share in a free-style manner your experiences and get to know others who have a diverse interest in our trails. Ways that we can make trail opportunities a reality while we generally network and get to know each other. Bring information (business cards, brochures, flyers) about you and your group to share with others. Details are also available at the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource's booth in the Exhibit Hall.
TRAILWARE: UTAP DATA MANAGEMENT
TrailWare 2.0 is a software program for efficiently managing trail
data collected through the Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP).
TrailWare makes storing and analyzing data easier, allows for creating
trail characteristic reports (e.g. grade, cross slope, width, obstructions,
and surface) for management purposes, and Trail Access Information reports
suitable for distribution to trail users.
For more information on the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois, visit www.visitquadcities.com. We'll be providing more on the National Trails Symposium at www.AmericanTrails.org.
Where to find it:
Won by Joe Walker, from Denton, Texas:
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Updated November 19, 2006
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