The Symposium includes numerous educational sessions covering a broad range of trail issues including nationally and internationally prominent presenters. View presentations that were sent to us post-ITS.

 

 

 

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Inviting the Community Back Into the Woods

This session endeavors to describe multiple projects that are currently bucking this trend- restoring natural systems, providing high quality recreation, and inviting communities back into the woods.


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No More Horsing Around

This panel will pair land managers with horse riders for a discussion of how each can help the other in meeting their goals.


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Off-Highway Vehicle Partnerships for Responsible Recreation

Take away tools include how to train volunteers, bring a recognizable present to public lands, maintain motorized trails, and educate the public.


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Over Under through Infrastructure Obstacles

Learn how a New York study of road and trail intersections generated policy and design recommendations and a public education campaign for trail users and motorists.


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Preserving our Nation's Historic Trails

This panel presentation describes the cooperative efforts of a trail mix of organization volunteers, contractors, and agencies, including the latest processes and techniques used in protecting and preserving the crown jewels of the National Trails System.


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Putting the Public Into Public Safety

Strategies and tactics for promoting safety on urban trails.


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State of the Art Technology for Modern Trails

by J. Scott Groenier, PE with USDA Forest Service, Chip Young with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Today’s techno-savvy trail users expect to be able to plan and preview their trail experience with accurate GPS and GIS data viewed in programs like Google Earth.


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Texas Two Step or Zydeco Jig

by Dan Jatres with New Orleans Regional Planning Commission, Brandon Ross with City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department

This session will focus on addressing the challenges of coordinating with multiple agencies for shared use of space in floodplains.


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The Payoff of Trails

by Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), David Lindhaul with Morton Trails, LLC, John Morton with Morton Trails, LLC

Hear how research projects support the facts that trails do provide a positive economic benefit in their communities.


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The Power of Partnerships

These two stories provide valuable lessons in multiple user groups working together, multiple agencies cooperating, and users and agencies teaming for success.


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The U.S. Bicycle Route System

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration, Ginny Sullivan with Adventure Cycling Association

Learn how the corridor-level plan was developed in partnership with the non-profit AASHTO and join Adventure Cycling and others in promoting state adoption of an interstate route system for bikes.


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Trails Across the Divide

by Ginny Sullivan with Adventure Cycling Association

This session focuses on the innovative Great Divide Mountain Bike Route and Underground Railroad Bicycle Route.