A Trail Talks Presentation
In this Trail Talk new methods of mobile electronic data collection help streamline assessments for Tennessee State Parks.
System wide trail assessment is a necessary but difficult task for most land agencies to effectively perform. Between dwindling budgets and increased employee workloads, it is difficult to find the time and money to effectively assess what can sometimes be hundreds and even thousands of miles of trail. However using new methods of mobile electronic data collection and streamlined assessments, these large scale tasks are more tangible for agencies with tight budgets and limited staff.
This presentation will share how Tennessee State Parks was able to comprehensively assess its entire trail system by using cloud based spatial data collection and analyzation methods. We will discuss the common problems that systems like yours are facing and the best way to use technology to address those problems.
Specific skills used in management of trails and greenways: facility management; urban trail and bike/ped management; visitor management.
A great how-to for developing educational programs and plans for managing, maintaining, and improving informal trails
This project identifies trail maintenance needs to be addressed by NY-NJ Trail Conference volunteer trail crews.