Learn about trail training services and opportunities plus a wide variety of technical resources available.
Speakers: Bob Finch, Executive Director, Outdoor Stewardship Institute; Alex Weiss, Greenways & Trails Coordinator; Florida Office of Greenways & Trails; Mike Brown, BLM, National Training Center
Better training and skills help build more sustainable trails, empower volunteers to be more effective, and help youth develop careers and confidence. This session will present educational opportunities, training providers, and a wide range of resources for trails and greenways. Efforts of the National Trails Training Partnership, the Outdoor Stewardship Institute, and American Trails will be emphasized, along with BLM's survey of skills for national scenic and historic trails. Learn about trail training services and opportunities plus a wide variety of technical resources available. Join us in sharing ideas as well as needs for trails training, improving cooperation, and building skills.
In this National Recreation Trail highlight from the Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail in Oregon, find out the history of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association and how they get hundreds of kids out on the trail every year.
Specific skills used in management of trails and greenways: facility management; urban trail and bike/ped management; visitor management.
Specific skills used in trails and greenways work: budgeting; developing costs; managing grants and finding programs; managing staff and volunteers; managing projects; identifying funding sources; working with a variety of funding; writing grant proposals;
Specific skills used in maintenance of trails and greenways: maintenance of trails; repair of various trail elements; maintenance of trailheads and related facilities.