Training and Resources for Building Better Trails (2008)

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.

 

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