An Australian Example
The Western Australian Munda Biddi Trail
Speaker: Kerstin Stender, Trails Coordinator and Student - Master in Tourism Management, Department of Environment and Conservation and Edith Cowan University
This workshop will showcase the Western Australian Munda Biddi Trail, a long distance bush cycling experience, as an example of a trail management business model, with a particular focus on financial sustainability. Additionally, an overview of international trail management business models will be provided and discussed.
These unique trails, partially funded by Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants, promote the importance of literacy, a healthy lifestyle, and connecting with nature.
These Trail User Survey examples show how trails across the country are listening to their trail users to gather data for funding, maintenance, events, and more.
The Ford Motor Company will make a donation to American Trails via the Bronco Wild Fund to support on-the-ground trail projects across America.
Designing trail bridges based on trail-specific Trail Management Objectives (TMOs) is essential for providing the desired trail experience, for ensuring user safety, and for maximizing bridge longevity.