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American Trails is proud to present "Applying Foundations of Mountain Trail Sustainability to a Trail Network" as a part of the American Trails "Advancing Trails Webinar Series"
Slides from Webinar on Fundamentals of Mountain Trail Sustainability ( pdf 25.4 mb)
American Trails presented this Webinar June 26, 2014. It is the first of a series of three on Sustainable Mountain Trails. Each webinar in this series is independent of each other and can be attended individually. Parts 2 and 3 will teach you to apply these principles to a trail network "One Trail at a Time, One Mile at a Time." The course includes Tools and Techniques, Examples, and Case Studies of mountain trail sustainability.
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Design and Build a Trail Worth Traveling To
Dedicated to the protection of natural and cultural resources, inspired by federal land management agency trail management traditions and implemented with consideration to a wilderness ethic of minimum alteration of natural system... please join us for the first in a series of three webinars whose purpose is to communicate successful Tools and Techniques, Examples, and Case Studies of mountain trail sustainability.
These webinars are applicable to all natural surface trail systems. Please see the following link to the presenter’s hallmark document: Guide to Sustainable Mountain Trails – Trail Assessment, Planning & Design Sketchbook, 2007 edition.
Attendees will be challenged to reflect their role as leaders in the mountain trails community and how to use Art, Science, and Inspiration to craft successful multiple use Sustainable Mountain Trail projects. The presentation is geared to the novice, intermediate, and expert trail planner and designer. While the presenter’s experience is predominantly with mountain trails, the principles presented will apply to all natural and soft surface trails.
"It Can Be Done, You Can Do It!” Attendees will learn about:
Presenter for the Webinar:
Mr. Duffy has been practicing landscape architecture with the National Park Service for 30 years, working on visitor centers, park roads, campgrounds, trailheads, bicycle paths, mountain trails, maintenance facilities, entrance signs, and waysides across the United States. He is the author of "Guide to Sustainable Mountain Trails – Trail Assessment, Planning & Design Sketchbook, 2007 edition” for the National Park Service.
With extensive experience as a private consultant on mountain trail planning and design, he is the author of many park-wide trail plans for Colorado State Parks. Mr. Duffy has been trained in mountain trail management by the National Park Service and in conservation non-profit volunteer management by the Appalachian Mountain Club. He volunteered extensively with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) in the late 1980s (rising through the ranks to the Board of Directors (1988 – 1990) and more recently was certified as a Master Instructor with the Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative (COTI) now referred to as the Outdoor Stewardship Initiative (OSI). He combines his unique background as a landscape architect, experience with volunteer non-profits and as a private consultant when making recommendations for Sustainable Mountain Trails. He combines sketches with graphics, photos and maps with his written work, best exemplified by the success of his Sketchbook.
Mr. Duffy has conducted two-day field trainings in the Sketchbook process for the Colorado 14ers Initiative, the U.S. Forest Service, and for Rocky Mountain National Park. He contributed to the NPS Rule allowing for bicycle use in National Parks. He is the lead author of internal NPS guidelines, including being the primary author of Sustainability of Backcountry Trails – Minimizing Resource Impacts in 2012."
See Hugh Duffy's publications:
Each webinar in this series is independent of each other and can be attended individually:
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