This session will present educational opportunities, training providers, and a wide range of resources for land and water trails.
Better training and promotion help build more sustainable trails, empower volunteers to be more effective, and expand recreation, public participation, and ecotourism. This session will present educational opportunities, training providers, and a wide range of resources for land and water trails. Efforts of the National Trails Training Partnership in promoting and coordinating training will be highlighted. The session will discuss ways to work with states, and to develop and fund regional training initiatives as well as learning about creating a Water Trails Clearinghouse for regional coordination and promotion. Join us in sharing ideas and needs for trails training, improving skills, and building public involvement.
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.