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posted Aug 16, 2022

Understanding (and Overcoming) Opposition to Rail Trails

Learn the historical and contemporary sources of grassroots opposition to rail trails and several principles for accommodating critics.


posted Aug 16, 2022

Inviting the Community Back Into the Woods

This session endeavors to describe multiple projects that are currently bucking this trend- restoring natural systems, providing high quality recreation, and inviting communities back into the woods.


posted Aug 16, 2022

Motivating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Land Stewards

Join us in learning more about how the next generation plays a vital role in land stewardship, greenway development, and trail building.


posted Aug 16, 2022

The NRT Program

by Helen Scully with National Park Service, Stuart Macdonald

This session will provide a brief history and overview of the NRT program, as well as highlight the growing benefits available to trail managers.


posted Aug 16, 2022

Developing Hiking Trails within Economic Recession

How to develop trails during an economic crisis.


posted Aug 16, 2022

Using Technology to Promote Recreation

This session will showcase how you can utilize technology to promote your latest trail or trail project.


posted Aug 16, 2022

The Business of Trails (Canada)

This session will provide case studies of five Canadian trails from across the country.


posted Aug 16, 2022

The Payoff of Trails

by Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), David Lindhaul with Morton Trails, LLC, John Morton with Morton Trails, LLC

Hear how research projects support the facts that trails do provide a positive economic benefit in their communities.


posted Aug 16, 2022

Reducing Impacts, Reusing Land, and Recycling a Healthy Lifestyle and Landscape

This session will promote the benefits of conducting critical focus on whether your area’s trails are really producing the healthy lifestyle benefits they should and at the lowest environmental impact possible.


posted Aug 16, 2022

New Trails from Ancient Roads

How to turn old roads into modern trails.


posted Aug 16, 2022

Bicycle Tourism

Learn how to be successful in your bicycle tourism initiatives.


posted Aug 16, 2022

The Business of Trails (Australia)

The Western Australian Munda Biddi Trail