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posted Jun 5, 2019

"Plainting" the Trail

by Chris Gensic with City of Charlottesville Parks & Recreation

Trail Talk handout


posted Jun 5, 2019

Sustainable Trail Development and Education in Patagonia

by Jed Talbot with OBP Trailworks, LLC

This PTBA Technical Track session describes trail development in remote area's of Argentine Patagonia.


posted Jun 4, 2019

New York's Breakneck Ridge: A Challenge for Hikers Becomes a Challenge to Sustain

by Chris Morris with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, Hank Osborn with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference, Sara Hart with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

This presentation will showcase elements of a comprehensive planning effort underway, and will focus on specific management actions including data collection, trail stewardship, maintenance, and a Leave No Trace hot spot event.


posted Mar 26, 2019

Business as “Un-usual”

by The Intertwine Alliance

A Portland Vision for Fostering Health and Nature in our Increasingly Urban World


posted Feb 19, 2018

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 Feb 19, 2018

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 Feb 19, 2018

Meeting at the Refuge

Refuges close to highly-populated areas provide the greatest opportunity to engage new and diverse audiences.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace educational techniques.


posted Feb 19, 2018

The Blue Mountains, Australia

The Blue Mountains in Australia is a UNESCO World Heritage Area and one of Australia’s prime natural wonders


posted Feb 19, 2018

Vernacu-What? Culture, Heritage and the Natural Environment as Building Blocks for Trail Design

Drawing from dry-laid rock fences, a significant equine heritage, and one of the oldest urban growth boundaries in the nation, Legacy Trail spans the gamut of landscapes.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Linking the Landscape

by Laura Belleville with Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Staci Williams with American Rivers

American Rivers discusses protecting riverside land through the creation of Blue Trails, the water equivalent to hiking trails, and messaging strategies developed as part of the Waccamaw River Blue Trail.


posted Feb 19, 2018

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.