Learn to successfully develop a stewardship group.
Presenters: Lori Raymaker, Park Stewardship Coordinator, Kitsap County, Washington Parks; Patrick Parsel, National Trails Trainer, American Conservation Experience
With reduced funding sources, volunteers are a key component to being able to manage and maintain park and trail systems. Learn to successfully develop a stewardship group, and the pros and cons of working with this type of group. We will also discuss the roles of the agency verses the volunteers, and how to empower volunteers while addressing potential liability through volunteer training and education. Because a well-developed volunteer stewardship group is so diverse, this discussion will explore different leadership styles and ways to communicate with people from different backgrounds.
Hear how a western city links recreational and commerce areas with non-motorized transportation facilities.
Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) are all hot topics in the outdoors world, getting more attention than ever, and increasingly being recognized for their importance.
Trails are not just an American concept.
This study is an update and expansion of an earlier study of active outdoor recreation produced in 2006 by the Outdoor Industry Association. The 2006 study focused solely on human-powered (i.e. non-motorized) activities. While this study includes the same human-powered activities as the earlier work, an additional survey was conducted to gauge the economic contributions of outdoor recreation.