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.

Speakers: Scott Linnenburger, Kay-Linn Enterprises, American Trails Board Member; Ben Blitch, Professional Trailbuilder B4 Consulting and Construction


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. This ReThought process is aimed at reducing the resource impacts of trails and employing previously unused land to encourage an active lifestyle and appreciation of healthy ecosystems.

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