Building Partnerships for Single and Multi-Use Trails

Transferring Hysteria to Harmony Using Collaborative Approaches and Combined Interagency Public Involvement Strategies

Learn about collaborative travel management planning efforts that work.

Speakers: Jay Daniel, Superintendent, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Greenspace Management Memorial Region-Central Division; Jack Olson, Trail Planner, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources

What uses are appropriate on thousands of miles of roads, trails, and other routes? Learn about collaborative travel management planning efforts that work. Too often travel management and trail planning is a competitive process that polarizes users, public and private land managers, and various agencies. A collaborative approach, open to meaningful public participation can result in a travel management plan that is widely acceptable to all partners. In this session we will learn how these planning tools are being applied in the 2 million acre area around the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota and the 84 year old Memorial Park Trail System in Houston, TX.

More Articles in this Category

Trail Design for Small Properties

Trail Design for Small Properties provides simple, inexpensive solutions for designing, building, and maintaining sustainable trials—trails for hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, off-highway motorcycles (OHMs), and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

2020 Annual CRT Achievement Awards

The Coalition for Recreational Trails is pleased to announce the winners for the 2020 Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds.

Gwinnett Countywide Trails Master Plan

Gwinnett County is currently the second most populous county in Georgia with more than 936,000 residents and also has a minority-majority population. By 2050, estimates project Gwinnett could grow to as many as 1.5 million residents, making it the most populated county in the state.

Book Review: "Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks"

American Trails contributor Sam Demas reviews "Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks" by Robert and Martha Manning