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May 24, 2018

A World of Trails: The International Trails Movement

This webinar provides an introduction to how trails are benefiting and reshaping landscapes across the planet.


Sep 22, 2011

Making the Case for Trails in Tight Economic Times

This webinar on “Making the Case for Trails in Tight Economic Times” puts sound ideas and hard numbers together to illustrate the contribution of trails to the prosperity of communities.


Apr 26, 2012

Telling a Better Story

This American Trails’ webinar, “Telling a Better Story,” focuses on strategies for captivating your trail audience with provocative, well designed interpretive panels.


Apr 26, 2018

Getting the Word Out about Accessibility of Trails and Outdoor Recreation

This webinar will provide an introduction to Universal Access Information and how it provides people with information they need to determine whether an outdoor recreation environment meets their needs for accessibility and their desires for an achievable challenge.


Jul 18, 2013

Building Your Trail Right the First Time

This webinar teaches how to place a trail on the landscape so that it is consistent with the natural environment so that it will be aesthetically pleasing, meet user needs, and require minimal maintenance in the future.


Sep 12, 2012

The Third Mode: Connecting Greenways, Trails and Active Mobility

This webinar covers the latest issues and policies in planning and designing urban mobility networks, and how to integrate transportation with greenways and trails to create seamless metro-wide systems.


Aug 30, 2013

From the Driveway to the Trailhead – the Missing Link

Expanding the traditional trail organization into an effective multi-modal initiative to get improved trail, sidewalks, bike lanes, and the support needed in your community.


Jun 28, 2012

The Art of Sustainable Trail Management

Learn the basics of developing and managing natural surface, share-used trail systems.The webinar is geared primarily towards beginning and intermediate level trailbuilders: including volunteers, agency staff, and professional trail crews.


Jul 14, 2014

Building Urban Trails in Difficult Places

This session will review alignment strategies, structural systems, and techniques for solving these problems and building quality trails case study examples ranging from pre-fabricated products to custom designs. The presentation will benefit all levels of expertise from novice to experts as well providing tools to lay trail advocates in making the case to build a project in their community.


May 15, 2014

Integrating Habitat and Trails

This webinar examines strategies to include wildlife habitat throughout the trail planning process.


Feb 20, 2014

Managing Trail User Conflict

This webinar introduce a variety of innovative approaches to resolving trail user conflicts and to review some of these management techniques. We will also look at the obligations land managers and trail users have to help resolve trail conflicts.


Oct 24, 2013

Natural Surface Trail Tread Maintenance

This webinar will present some ideas on how you might pass along the skill to others. If you are just developing your skill set, you will get information to consider so you can make good decisions on the trail to maximize your effectiveness, it is appropriate for both agency personnel and volunteers.