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posted Mar 4, 2020

Common Ground: Shared Goals for the Trails and Health Communities

Trails are shown to improve health both mentally and physically, yet the healthcare industry and the trails industry rarely work together. There are many reasons for this, such as logistics, bureaucracy, and communication issues. We asked some leading experts how we can begin bridging these gaps.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Huts in the USA: Where, Why, and How to Responsibly Expand Access to Nature

by Sam Demas with Hut2hut.info

A concise presentation of the roles hut systems can play in the educational and recreational opportunity spectrum of America.


posted Dec 18, 2018

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Offered by Landmark Learning, an affiliate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help outdoor leaders prepare for the unexpected.


posted Dec 18, 2018

Sustainable Trail Assessment, Permitting, and Contracting

Participants will learn how to take a critical look at trails to assess condition, maintenance, and safety. The session will also cover potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects. Students will discuss how trail condition, maintenance, and safety can affect the "trail experience", and they will also learn and discuss how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. Participants will complete desktop trail reviews, assess existing trails and proposed reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus, discuss permits, and create contracts based on assessment results.


posted Dec 18, 2018

Intermediate Trail Assessment-Field Experience (prerequisite required)

Participants will build on the skills and knowledge they gained in the sustainable trail assessment class.


posted Dec 18, 2018

Intermediate Trail Planning, Design and Layout - Field Experience (prerequisite required)

Participants will build on the skills and knowledge they gained in the sustainable trail planning, design, and layout class.


published Apr 1, 2006

Backcountry Horsemen "Leave No Trace" Trainer Programs

by American Trails Staff

BCHA teaches Leave No Trace principles to stock users.


posted Dec 29, 2017

Leave No Trace Program - Washington

Long focused on backcountry travel, the program’s scope has been expanded to cover day-use areas and trails.


posted Aug 12, 2020

Missouri Active Transportation VIRTUAL Summit

The 5th annual Missouri Active Transportation Summit is coming up this Friday, August 14th--for the first time EVER as a VIRTUAL Summit


posted Aug 10, 2020

Maximizing Earned Income and Managing Visitor Expectations in Outdoor Recreation

The pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges in managing parks and outdoor recreation facilities for visitor use. Please join our esteemed panel for a discussion around maximizing earned income and managing visitor expectations.


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posted Feb 27, 2020

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posted Feb 26, 2020

TRAILSNext™

TRAILSNext™ Series - High energy, 18-minute presentations on trail innovation.


posted Jul 25, 2019

Earn Learning Credits and CEUs

American Trails offers learning credits for our Advancing Trails Webinar Series, our International Trails Symposium and Training Institute, and other trail-related conferences, workshops, and webinars.


posted Mar 19, 2018

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

​American Trails brings agencies, trailbuilders, advocates, and volunteers the latest in state-of-the-art information on all aspects of trails and greenways. Our webinars focus on very specific trail topics and usually include one to three presenters skilled on the topic.


posted Mar 19, 2018

International Trails Symposium

Every two years American Trails sponsors the International Trails Symposium to bring together trail and greenway advocates, managers, planners, and users, as well as tourism and business interests.


posted Mar 16, 2018

Training Center - Calendar

Trails training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, nonmotorized transportation, funding, and stewardship.


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Leave No Trace

Boulder, Colorado

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.


1830 17th Street, Suite 100, Boulder, Colorado 80302
(800) 332-4100 • [email protected]

Beneficial Designs, Inc.

Minden, Nevada

Beneficial Designs works towards universal access through research, design, and education.


PO Box 69 | 325 P51 Ct, Suite 402, Minden, Nevada 89423
(775) 783-8822 • [email protected]

Modern Hiker

Modern Hiker was founded by Casey Schreiner in December, 2006 as a way to document his explorations around the Los Angeles area as he learned how to hike, transitioning from an indoor kid who actively avoided sunshine to...


California

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