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posted Jul 6, 2022

Trails in the Urban Landscape

How are trails being developed and programmed in our urban core?


posted Jul 6, 2022

Trails Inventory with GPS

Explore multiple uses for GIS data beyond simple mapmaking and inventory.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Blue Trails

This presentation will teach water trail developers how to improve recreation and increase access by integrating conservation and restoration goals into their water trails plans.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Federal Transportation Funds for Trails (2017)

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration, Laura Toole with Federal Highway Administration, D’Juan Hammonds with Ohio Department of Natural Resources

This session describes Federal surface transportation programs that fund trail projects for transportation and recreation.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Pathway to the Pacific

Exploring options for trail types, surfaces, and alignments, along with trailheads and facilities, for a wide variety of activities.


posted Jul 6, 2022

What Went Wrong?

What happens when things don’t go as planned?


posted Jul 6, 2022

Design a Trail Worth Traveling To

by Randy Martin with Trailscape

Learn how to plan an initial trail layout.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Signs for the Times

Introduction to various aspects of implementing a wayfinding program.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Rails With Trails

This presentations discusses unique opportunities for trail development along the right of way adjacent to railroad tracks.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Oregon Trails 2015

The State of Oregon's statewide trail plan.


posted Jul 6, 2022

The Best of Both Worlds

by Robert Spurlock with Metro Regional Government, Elaine Stewart with Metro Regional Government, Emily Roth with Portland Parks and Recreation

Improving trails for both wildlife habitat and trail users’ experiences.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Parks Paradigm Shift

by Nancy Desmond with Cleveland Metroparks, Andy Williamson

Best practices for either establishing a new bike optimized off-road trail system or better managing your current network.