Protecting Your Trail, Your Agency, and Yourself From Liability
Help limit liability.
Presenters: Jim Schneider, President, Trail-Works
Government agencies and non-profits are concerned about ways to limit liability in the design, maintenance, and operation of trails for the public. There are design elements that can improve safety. There are policies and procedures that can be developed and implemented that can reduce the likelihood of lawsuits. There is paperwork that should be in place to help limit liability when a lawsuit does occur.
An emerging grant program known as the “Trails Fund” serves the dual goals of bringing insurance expertise and continuity to the trails industry, while leveraging insurance commission and premium.
O. L. “Leff” Moore was the “father” of the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area, the most innovative motorized trail system in the eastern United States. Leff was the recipient of the 2008 Hulet Hornbeck Award at the 19th International Trails Symposium.
Learn the historical and contemporary sources of grassroots opposition to rail trails and several principles for accommodating critics.
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.
Ron was an avid snowmobiler and ATV rider who worked for the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Ron was a leader who knew that the State Trails Program exists only because of Wyoming’s snowmobile and ORV riders who fund it.