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posted Jun 11, 2019

Huts in the USA: Where, Why, and How to Responsibly Expand Access to Nature

by Sam Demas with Hut2hut.info

A concise presentation of the roles hut systems can play in the educational and recreational opportunity spectrum of America.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Can I Sell You a Trail?

by Gregory Kern with Michael Baker International

Develop tools and techniques for truly hearing and properly responding to opposition when developing a trail.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Africatown Connections Blueway: Healing Begins by Reclaiming Our Heritage and Happiness

by Elizabeth Smith-Incer with National Park Service, Joe Womack with Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe & Sustainable Community, Inc.

Preserving and making available the international historical significance of Africatown.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Traversing the Great Ledge: Climbers in New Netherlands' Most Iconic Landscapes

by Casey Holzworth with New York State Department Of Transportation, Jeff Moss with Thatcher Climbing Coalition

Still a work in progress, partnerships gives climbers access to a new trail system while preserving safety, cultural resources, and protected rare plants, animals, and habitat.


posted Jun 11, 2019

LandLine: A 1,400 Mile Trail and Greenway Plan for Metro Boston

by David Loutzenheiser with Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Learn about how to evaluate an existing trail network to identify projects and opportunities to create a connected trail and greenway network in an urban area. 


posted Jun 11, 2019

PTSD: Trails and Nature - The Better Medication

by Mike Buckley

Natural and holistic PTSD treatment protocols.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Akron Civic Commons: A Story of Robust Collaboration and Reconnected Communities

by Dan Rice with Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition

Akron is reconnecting people, not online, but in our trails, parks and community centers.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Access to the Great Outdoors for All

by Emmalee Dolfi with The Trust for Public Land

Using the power of GIS mapping to strategically target development of recreation access and new land protection opportunities to address gap areas.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Programming Trail Experiences for All: Our One Shot at Building a Trail Culture

by Amy Camp with Cycle Forward

This talk will share programming examples and make a case for how these connections can transform communities from a culture of indifference to a culture of “yes,” of hospitality, of inclusion, and stewardship.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Managing High-Use Trails: Why Trail Stewards are a Necessity in Creating Safe, Sustainable Trails

by Hank Osborn with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

Learn how trail steward and trail-building programs have worked to make the public better informed and more responsible trail users while protecting the resource.


posted Jun 10, 2019

Getting State Legislators Excited About Trails: Caucuses and "Active" Advocacy

by Andrew Dupuy with Rails to Trails Conservancy, Brian K. Housh with Rails to Trails Conservancy

Several states, including Ohio, Michigan, and Massachusetts have established legislative trails caucuses in the past year, facilitating active engagement among state legislators and trail constituents.


posted Jun 9, 2019

System Wide Trail Assessment: A Spatial Data Driven Approach

by Michael Meister

In this Trail Talk new methods of mobile electronic data collection help streamline assessments for Tennessee State Parks.