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Trails for America: Every Where, Every Way, Every Day!

In-depth workshops cover several educational topics

 

 

Featured Workshops
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE and TRIPS HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY

 

Click on Workshop names to see photos and more about each trip

 

Tuesday October 17 & Wednesday October 18

UNIVERSAL TRAIL ASSESSMENT PROCESS (UTAP) COORDINATOR WORKSHOP
Coordinated by Beneficial Designs, Inc. and by American Trails, a proud member of the National Trails Training Partnership
Date: Tuesday October 17 & Wednesday October 18
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $345.00

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®
Coordinated by Tread Lightly!, a proud member of the National Trails Training Partnership
Date: Thursday October 19
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $50.00 (includes light breakfast and lunch)

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 BETTER TRAILS
Coordinated by American Trails, a proud member of the National Trails Training Partnership
Date: Thursday October 19
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $99.00 (includes lunch)

The objectives of this one-day workshop are to teach participants:

  • current accessibility requirements and legal issues
  • introduction to the Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP)
  • benefits of sustainable trail design
  • analysis and problem solving for accessibility

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" WORKSHOP
Date: Thursday October 19
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: No fee, pre-registration required (lunch provided)

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
Date: Thursday October 19
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $89.00

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

HORSE TRAILS CAUCUS
Date: Saturday October 21
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Cost: No fee, pre-registration required (refreshments provided)

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 SOFTWARE COURSE
Coordinated by Beneficial Designs, Inc. and by American Trails, a proud member of the National Trails Training Partnership
Date: Saturday October 21
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $145.00

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.

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Won by Joe Walker, from Denton, Texas:

 

 

 


Updated November 19, 2006

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