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published Jan 2016

I Heart Trails Tourism Strategy

While not traditionally viewed as attractions that contribute to tourism and local economies, trails have become destination worthy sites and formidable economic generators. Trails and tourism have become intertwined to the benefit of communities, small businesses, and points of interest.


posted Jul 5, 2022

I Need Help! Partnering Trails with Emergency Response Services

Learn how two communities have used GPS/GIS technology to accurately depict locations along their trails in partnership with emergency services and learn alternative methods that can help trail users connect to first responders when resources are limited.


posted Jul 5, 2022

Icing on the Cake!

by Terry Eastin, Todd Antoine, AICP with Great Rivers Greenway District, Paul Labovitz with Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

This presentation is designed to illustrate how diverse partnerships benefit trail and greenway development and bring new connections and opportunities to diverse partners and organizations whose missions, while different, compliment one another.


published Oct 2020

Identification of Effective Programs to Improve Access to and Use of Trails among Youth from Under-Resourced Communities

The primary purpose of this paper is to identify and review studies evaluating the effectiveness of programs to increase access to trails and trails use (physical activity) among youth from under-resourced communities.


posted Jul 5, 2022

If You Don't Count...

This session will present a number of different approaches to collecting data to develop estimates of the number of individuals using a trail system and the economic impact


published Oct 2008

Impact of the Little Miami Scenic Trail on Single Family Residential Property Values

The study found that the Little Miami Scenic Trail positively impacts single-family residential property values, with sale prices increasing by $7.05 for every foot closer a property is located to the trail.


published Nov 2000

Implementing Trail-Based Economic Development Programs

This handbook outlines a variety of ways in which governments, businesses, chambers of commerce, tourism promoters, and individual citizens can help their communities develop and implement trail-based economic development programs.


posted Jul 5, 2022

Implementing Your Trail Vision

This presentation will provide participants with a framework that integrates effective strategies for consensus building, planning, and design.


May 30, 2019

Improve Your Volunteer Stewardship Toolbox

Managing volunteers to achieve high quality trail stewardship work for land managers is not easy. Learn from three organizations about the tools and resources available to you that will help you start, expand or enhance your outdoor stewardship volunteer program, achieving your goals, and providing exceptional service to land managers.


published Aug 2017

Improving Public Health through Public Parks and Trails

by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Parks and trail corridors have been important for public health in the United States for more than 100 years.


posted Jul 5, 2022

Improving the Built Environment

This session will focus on the big and innovative thinking necessary to retrofit an urban environment for a multi-use trail system.


published Aug 2012

Improving the Process: How Statewide Organizations Are Winning Federal Dollars for Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects

Statewide organizations are well positioned to improve state-level policies that impact funding processes and to share best practices with regions.