Trail EAffect Podcast: Aaryn Kay of PTBA and Mike Passo of American Trails

Aaryn Kay of the Professional Trail Builders Association and Mike Passo of American Trails made a guest appearance on the Trail EAffect podcast to speak abut the 2023 International Trails Summit.

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Aaryn Kay of the Professional Trail Builders Association and Mike Passo of American Trails – International Trails Summit 2023 #119

Topics:

  • The Aaryn Kay Backstory on how she got into the world of trails
    • Starting out as part of the IMBA Trail Care Crew
  • The Mike Passo Backstory on how he got into the world of trails
    • Former Executive Director of the PTBA
  • What the Professional Trail Builders Association is
  • What American Trails is
  • International Trail Summit in Reno – April 2023
    • Themes
    • Concurrent Sessions
  • Reaching the younger demographic for the trail building industry
  • The World Trails Network
    • Hub for the Americas
  • Professional Trails Association Board Member Strategic Meeting
    • Training
    • Amplifying the Trail Building Industry
  • S. Forest Service Legacy Trails Grant Program – American Trails
    • Administered by American Trails on Behalf of USFS
    • 5 million dollars Per year for the next 5 years
    • 38 Projects funded for 2023
    • Pulling back the cash match requirements
    • Round 2 of grants fall of 2023
  • American Trails Trail Capacity Fund
  • Pulling back the Cash Match for Grants / Funding
  • Leaning into more formalized Planning and Design
  • Closing Comments

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