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.
Specific skills used in trails and greenways work: construction of trails; construction of various trail elements; construction of trailheads and related facilities.
This 30-mile section of the 193-mile Mason-Dixon Trail is a hiking trail that follows the lower Susquehanna River in York County, PA. There are beautiful views, deep ravines with waterfalls, and several big climbs and descents to where streams have carved out canyons in the river hills.
Protecting large, undisturbed areas of wildlife habitat should be a priority. Deciding whether or not to build a trail that may contribute to fragmentation is a tradeoff that the local community or land manager will have to make.
Spring is in the air, and it is the perfect time to explore nature and view wildlife on our nation’s National Recreation Trails. Wildflowers are starting to bloom, birds are out in abundance, the weather is getting warmer, and these NRTs are some of the best trails out there to experience it all.