All Successful Trails Need Partnerships and Coalitions

This interactive presentation will discuss the importance of creating a strong coalition of diverse stakeholders and identify strategies to effectively engage them.

Speakers: Matt Rice, American Rivers, Associate Director of Southeast Conservation; Mary Crockett, Program Coordinator –River Manager for South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Successful trails are the product of partnerships among a wide array of entities, including governmental land managing agencies, private property owners, user groups, local businesses, planners, chambers of commerce, and others. This interactive presentation will discuss the importance of creating a strong coalition of diverse stakeholders and identify strategies to effectively engage them when developing a water trail and share revelations (secrets?!) of how several partnerships between the U.S. Forest Service and non-profit organizations were created….even without any Agency budget! The takeaway for participants are succinct lessons learned that will dramatically increase their success in starting up and maintaining partnerships with other organizations.

 

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The Trail Partnership Research Project

Jun 20, 2024

This webinar reviews the findings from a study with the Forest Service and National Park Service discussing the factors that make partnerships more or less successful and provides recommendations to improve current and future partnerships.

Community Driven: How Engagement Guides the Vision and Planning of a Community Wide Trail Network

Apr 25, 2024

With an emphasis on community wide trail networks, the best practices explored in this session will better equip professionals and community members toward creating vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable communities through trail development.

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The Trail Partnership Research Project Final Report

posted Jun 21, 2024

This project applied a research-based approach to examine and assess existing trail stewardship partnerships and to provide on-the-ground managers with knowledge and practical strategies to increase capacity and improve their ability to engage in effective partnerships for trail work.

Strengthening Tribal Consultations and Nation-to-Nation Relationships

posted Dec 20, 2023

The Tribal Relations Program strives to enhance relationships between the Forest Service, Tribes, ANCs, non-federally recognized Tribes, and Native Hawaiians, as well as American Indian, Alaska Native, and other Indigenous individuals, communities, inter-Tribal organizations, enterprises, and educational institutions, thereby improving the agency’s ability to foster effective partnerships and respect Tribal sovereignty.

Engaging Diverse Groups in Building Community Resilience through Stewardship

posted Oct 11, 2023

Advocates, stewards, and volunteers are key to the success of ecologically balanced park projects and spaces. They provide vital assistance in the advocacy, establishment, maintenance, and educational outreach needed to ensure these spaces are in harmony with nature, well-maintained, and a welcoming place for all.

Building Trail Culture

posted Jul 17, 2020

by Amy Camp, Principal, Cycle Forward


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