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posted Jul 31, 2019

Connecting 10 million People to the Outdoors in Los Angeles County

by Ryan Branciforte with OuterSpatial, Zachary T. Likins with Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department, Michelle O'Connor with Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department, Sheela Kleinknecht, Dora Nuñez

The story behind the development of LA Counties world-class trails mobile app and website covering 600+ parks, over 550 linear miles of trails, hundreds of points of interest.


posted Jun 20, 2019

Counting Trail Users

by Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.

Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.


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

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

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 5, 2019

Big City Trails: Planning for Forest Protection

by Mike Halferty with City of Toronto - Urban Foresty Branch

This poster session presentation summarizes the process of developing the City of Toronto's Natural Environment Trails Strategy and its outcomes.


posted Jun 5, 2019

Making it Count: Analyzing Trail Use Data in New York and Connecticut

by Laura Brown with University of Connecticut, Dylan Carey with Parks and Trails New York, Jennifer Ceponis with Capital District Transportation Committee, Emily Dozier with Dutchess County Transportation Council, Kristina Kelly with Connecticut Trail Census, James Stevens with ConsultEcon, Inc.

Presenters outline the techniques used and lessons learned from trail counts in New York and Connecticut.


posted Jun 5, 2019

The Long Trail Back: The National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act, Three Years On

by Deb Caffin with USDA Forest Service, Randy Rasmussen with Back Country Horsemen of America, Paul Sanford with The Wilderness Society, Randy Welsh with National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance

In this presentation the panelists discuss how the U.S. Forest Service is mandated to increase the role of volunteers and partners in trail maintenance activities.


posted Jun 5, 2019

Old Trails, New Systems: Re-Imagining Existing Trail Networks

by Peter Dolan with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference, Joshua Osowski

Are you ready to view old trail networks with fresh eyes?


posted Jun 5, 2019

Young Adults and Professional Partnering for 21st Century Trails

by Willie Bittner with Great Lakes Trailbuilders, LLC, Lauren Edwards-Johnson with The Corps Network, Brenna Kelly with Conservation Legacy

Engaging youth and veterans in trail projects.


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

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.