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posted Jun 10, 2019
Andrew Dupuy with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC),
Brian K. Housh with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
Several states, including Ohio, Michigan, and Massachusetts have established legislative trails caucuses in the past year, facilitating active engagement among state legislators and trail constituents.
posted Jun 5, 2019
Mike Halferty with City of Toronto - Urban Foresty Branch
This poster session presentation summarizes the process of developing the City of Toronto's Natural Environment Trails Strategy and its outcomes.
posted Jun 4, 2019
Chris Gensic with City of Charlottesville
Lack of funding for trail design, construction, and upkeep is often a major barrier to implementation. Topics of discussion include: should this be local or state level, should it fund planning or construction, how much is enough but not too much, and how to equitably share the funding.
Bill Long with Bay Area Ridge Trail,
Frank Maguire with Pennsylvania Environmental Council,
Diane Kripas with Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Learn how trail leaders are generating support through techniques like outings and events, hikes with landowners, improved mapping and compelling visual images and engage in a sharing of lessons learned.
Chris Morris with New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation,
Hank Osborn with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference,
Sara Hart with New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
This presentation will showcase elements of a comprehensive planning effort underway, and will focus on specific management actions including data collection, trail stewardship, maintenance, and a Leave No Trace hot spot event.
Daniel Ashworth with Alta Planning + Design,
Sara Patterson with Michael Baker International
Two case studies lay out the opportunities and challenges with completing trails through a lengthy planning, design, and construction process with multiple planning partners and project funders.
Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration
This presentation will provide a broad overview of Federal Highway Administration goals, programs, resources, and funding.
posted May 1, 2019
Water trails are a unique form of recreation—in its simplest form it consists of floating with minor balance and navigation. However, the ability to reach the water’s edge is probably one of the largest obstacles to participation.
posted Apr 11, 2019
North Country National Scenic Trail
The North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) extends for thousands of miles across seven states. Its layout, design, construction, and maintenance require the participation of a myriad of individuals and groups.
posted Mar 27, 2019
The State of Victoria’s Guidelines for Trail Planning, Design and Management aims at “development of exceptional trail experiences. A useful feature is a trail planning and design checklist. The book also covers management models, marketing and brand- ing, community and stakeholder engagement, and monitoring and review.
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The Land and Water Conservation Fund is credited as funding the Big Dry Creek Trail in Westminster, Colorado
The Cache la Poudre River Trail in Greeley, Colorado received funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Colorado Lottery, both through the state trails program
A newer style of sign boldly proclaiming the Colorado Lottery funding source on Cherry Creek Trail in Denver, Colorado
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