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posted Jun 4, 2019

Connecting Communities: Transportation and Recreation Networks

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration

This presentation will provide a broad overview of Federal Highway Administration goals, programs, resources, and funding.


posted Jun 4, 2019

Closing Stubborn Gaps East and West

by Bill Long with Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, Frank Maguire, Diane Kripas

Learn how trail leaders are generating support through techniques like outings and events, hikes with landowners, improved mapping and compelling visual images and engage in a sharing of lessons learned.


posted Jun 4, 2019

Utilizing Apps: Introducing Mobile Technology to the Great Outdoors

by Ryan Branciforte with OuterSpatial, Mark DeCracker with Trail Works, Inc., Jeremy Wimpey, Ph.D. with Applied Trails Research, Thomas Dunne

By incorporating mobile technology both Trailhead Labs and OnCell hope to expand our community's curiosity and sense of adventure.


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 Jun 4, 2019

Regional Trails as the Spine of a Small Town and Rural Active Transportation Networks

by Richard Allen with Frontenac County, Ontario, Mike Rose with Alta Planning + Design, Ezra Lipton with Alta Planning + Design

Trails have the opportunity to seamlessly connect vast regions. They become the spine of an active transportation network, that connects people to areas beyond the trail’s reach.


posted Jun 3, 2019

Rejuvenating kunanyi/Mt. Wellington's Great Short Walk

by Alister "Al" Clark with City of Hobart, Tasmania, Lindsay Ashlin with City of Hobart, Tasmania

The City of Hobart has been rejuvenating the historic Organ Pipes and Pinnacle Tracks on Mount Wellington in Tasmania.


posted Jun 3, 2019

Advancing Trail Stewardship: Developing Sustainable Volunteer Programs

by Ann Baker Easley with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), Dean Winstanley with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), Tom Mullin with University of Southern Maine

This workshop focuses on practical ways for outdoor stewardship organizations and agencies to grow and expand the volunteer stewardship sector with greater organizational reliability and consistency across volunteer programs and in technical skill practices.


posted May 15, 2019

The State of Latino Green Space

by Salud America!

Green space initiatives that take community concerns, needs, and desires into consideration may be most effective at improving Latino physical and mental well-being. Green spaces support public health in many ways—they filter air, remove pollution, attenuate noise, cool temperatures, replenish ground water, mitigate stormwater, and can provide food [53, 54]. Beyond these benefits, however, are the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of green space, as discussed below.


posted May 1, 2019

Greater Des Moines Water Trails Economic Impact Study

Greater Des Moines Water Trails will annually pour tens of millions of dollars into the regional economy, a new analysis shows.


posted May 1, 2019

Case Studies of Water Trail Impacts on Rural Communities

Water trail development causes economic and social and impacts on rural communities.


posted May 1, 2019

Strategy and Plan of Action for The Water Trails Community

Water trails are a unique form of recreation – in its simplest form it consists of floating with minor balance and navigation. However, the ability to reach the water’s edge is probably one of the largest obstacles to participation.


posted May 1, 2019

An Economic Argument for Water Trails

by River Management Society

This report is a summary of findings from existing studies, which provide examples of the economic impact of water trails in their respective communities. It is meant to provide a helpful resource to communities interested in learning about the economic benefit water trails have provided for cities and towns in the US.