The Power of Higher Education
Learn how to collaborate with colleges and universities to support trail projects in local communities.
Presenter: Andrea Hassler, Trails and Outdoors Coordinator, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
In 2012, a group of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs hiked the bluffs ridgeline behind campus. After discussing the unique location, potential, existing use, and subsequent degradation, a plan was created to develop, designate, and maintain a trail system that crosses boundaries between City and University open spaces. Trails promote community service, sustainability, wellness, active transportation, recreation, environmental restoration, and research. Learn how to collaborate with colleges and universities to support trail projects in local communities.
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