A Core Track Presentation
This workshop focuses on practical ways for outdoor stewardship organizations and agencies to grow and expand the volunteer stewardship sector with greater organizational reliability and consistency across volunteer programs and in technical skill practices.
by Ann Baker Easley, Executive Director, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Dean Winstanley, Director of Statewide Stewardship, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Tom Mullin, Associate Professor, University of Southern Maine
The need for increased public engagement in trail stewardship is not a new challenge. Today, given the magnitude of increased outdoor recreation, over-use and damage of outdoor resources, stagnant or declining land management budgets, and limited skilled volunteer capacity, we need new approaches and practices to ensure we have skilled and sustained volunteer resources in place to meet our 21st century trail stewardship needs. This workshop focuses on practical ways for outdoor stewardship organizations and agencies to grow and expand the volunteer stewardship sector with greater organizational reliability and consistency across volunteer programs and in technical skill practices.
The newly designated Trinity River Paddling Trail is the first National Water Trail in Texas!
Defining a trail corridor in law, policy, and planning.
Don Meeker, president of Terrabilt, reflects on trails as a critical sanctuary during COVID-19, and provides guidance on signage to keep everyone on trails safe. Terrabilt will also provide the production artwork for their COVID-19 trail sign for free.
This 1997 paper estimates the value of a relatively new form of recreation: mountain biking. Its popularity has resulted in many documented conflicts, and its value must be estimated so an informed decision regarding trail allocation can be made. A travel cost model (TCM) is used to estimate the economic benefits, measured by consumer surplus, to the users of mountain bike trails near Moab, Utah.