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posted Sep 22, 2016

Engaging the next generation of trail stewards

This webinar explores techniques to increase engagement of diverse youth in trail work.

categories: Building and Maintenance, Volunteers, Youth Corps

posted Oct 8, 2015

Youth Serving Accessibility

In this webinar, staff from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will discuss how their attention has focused in the past few years on creating more inclusive public access through youth programs and collaborations.

  • tags: accessibilty
categories: Building and Maintenance, Volunteers

posted Jan 22, 2015

Water Trail Ambassador and Stewardship Programs

The best water trails link outdoor recreation to conservation and stewardship opportunities. This a symbiotic relationship between recreating on waterways and protecting them doesn’t occur without effort. This webinar will explore water trail ambassador programs from coast to coast.

categories: Building and Maintenance, Volunteers, Advocacy and Promotion

posted Jul 15, 2018

What’s in Your Volunteer Toolkit?

Tools to engage and retain volunteers.

  • tags: urban, transportation
categories: Building and Maintenance, Volunteers

posted Feb 25, 2016

Building Capacity with Volunteers

This webinar will benefit both those who already have an existing volunteer program or are looking to get one started.

categories: Building and Maintenance, Volunteers

posted Dec 6, 2018

Collective Stewardship Efforts in Colorado

Presented by Ann Baker Easley with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado and others TBD

categories: Building and Maintenance, Volunteers

posted Mar 3, 2018

Trail Conditions Inventory and Assessment in Northwest New Jersey

by New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

This project identifies trail maintenance needs to be addressed by NY-NJ Trail Conference volunteer trail crews.

  • tags: rtp, technology
categories: Building and Maintenance, Volunteers

posted Apr 18, 2018

Volunteers are making ambitious trail partnerships work

by Back Country Horsemen of America

Equestrians work with Forest Service and Conservation Corps for effective trail maintenance

  • tags: conservation corps
categories: Building and Maintenance, Volunteers

posted Apr 18, 2018

Mules and horsemen aide in collaborative trail maintenance on the Sheltowee Trace

During a groundbreaking effort between horsemen and hikers and Daniel Boone National Forest Service personnel, supplies to improve a section of the Sheltowee Trace NRT were moved by two mules and a dozen workers to a site near Bark Camp Creek.

  • tags: conservation corps
categories: Building and Maintenance, Volunteers, General Interest

posted Apr 20, 2018

Florida Trails Expo inspires young equestrians to action

by Alexandra H. Weiss with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

Florida Youth Equestrian Trails Expo is designed to inspire young equestrians to become active trail users, encourage advocacy and volunteerism on behalf of equestrian trails, and offer education in land conservation ethics.

  • tags: youth
categories: Building and Maintenance, Volunteers, General Interest