Roads to Trails

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Learn the step-by-step process for a full mechanical road-to-trail conversion from planning and outreach to design, construction, and working with volunteers.

Presenters: Suzanne Wilson, Trails Coordinator; Sean Dougan, Senior Planner; Jim Townsend, Trails Development Manager; Julie Bondurant, Senior Park Planner; East Bay Regional Park District, California

Many trail-user groups want more narrow, natural surface, multi-use trails. Road-to-trail conversions are one of many tools land managers and trail designers can use to meet this objective, simultaneously with watershed restoration, habitat enhancement, and mitigation of environmental impacts.

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