What it Teaches Us About Better Trail Design and Management
The purpose of this presentation is to provide an easy to understand and practical overview of past and current research related to trail conflict in a way that enables trail professionals to improve trail design and trail management.
The purpose of this presentation is to provide an easy to understand and practical overview of past and current research related to trail conflict in a way that enables trail professionals to improve trail design and trail management. This session will begin with a presentation that introduces a social science-based “behavioral approach” to help understand why trail users do what they do. It will then move into an overview of the research related to trail conflict with an emphasis on what things influence the types and levels of problems that can occur and what principles and practical guidance we can draw. Most importantly, the session will engage and involve those present in applying the principles and knowledge they have learned. We will do this by selecting several actual trail conflict situations the participants are facing in their home jurisdictions and working in small teams (hopefully including people in each team who participate in the trail activities in question) to develop integrated approaches to addressing those conflicts that could actually be implemented. Teams will report out on their proposed approaches and receive feedback from the full group.
A guide for anyone who wants to better understand trails planning, decision making, and trail project development. If you’re a trail enthusiast with big ideas, a trail advocate, a stewardship volunteer, or public agency staff person interfacing with local partners, this guide is for you.
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This February and March, over 120 advocates virtually hiked the halls of Congress to call for action to protect and expand access for all to public lands and trails. These efforts, led by the Partnership for the National Trails System and American Hiking Society, developed a series of common messages and legislative priorities for the coming Federal fiscal year. We encourage all of our partners to download the Hike the Hill materials now to help build a common agenda for the entire trails community.