American Youthworks, Student Conservations Corps and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation - Gettin' Er' Done
Join us in learning more about how the next generation plays a vital role in land stewardship, greenway development, and trail building.
Moderator: Elizabeth (Liz) Smith-Incer, Mississippi Field Office, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA), National Park Service - Speakers: Carolyn Ward, President, Chief Operating Officer, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation; Ron Hassel, Program Director, Student Conservation Association Trails Corps; Parc Smith, American YouthWorks’ Environmental Corps
Join us in learning more about how the next generation plays a vital role in land stewardship, greenway development, and trail building. This session explores organizations that provide experiences that motivate and inspire youth to treasure their outdoors and become stewards of their natural environment, while instilling healthy living choices. Come learn more about the TRACK Trail Program of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Student Conservation Corps, and the American YouthWorks Environmental Corps, a Youth Conservation Corps and member of the Public Lands Service Coalition.
San Jose has released their 13th annual Trail Count, a report which helps them study trail use in the area and determine how they are meeting the needs of their trail users.
I have had two great epiphanies in my life, and both of them were thanks to trails. The first epiphany came as a result of a mountain biking accident I had in June of 1991.
There is a huge amount of evidence that trails add value to properties and bring in significant increases in tourism spending, that roads just do not have.
The checklist focuses specifically on wildlife issues of trail planning and is designed to mirror comprehensive planning processes.