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.

 

 

 

posted Jun 5, 2019

"Plainting" the Trail

by Chris Gensic with City of Charlottesville

Trail Talk handout

  tags: landscape architect

posted Jun 5, 2019

21st Century Way to Attract Trail Users: On-Line Trail Finder

by Lelia Mellen with National Park Service

Learn about the new Trail Finder online database!

  tags: technology, volunteers

posted Jun 11, 2019

Access to the Great Outdoors for All

by Emmalee Dolfi with The Trust for Public Land

Using the power of GIS mapping to strategically target development of recreation access and new land protection opportunities to address gap areas.

  tags: technology, gis mapping, mapping, trailsnext videos

posted Jun 3, 2019

Advancing Trail Stewardship: Developing Sustainable Volunteer Programs

by Ann Baker Easley with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Dean Winstanley with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Tom Mullin with University of Southern Maine

This workshop focuses on practical ways for outdoor stewardship organizations and agencies to grow and expand the volunteer stewardship sector with greater organizational reliability and consistency across volunteer programs and in technical skill practices.

  tags: partnerships, volunteers

posted Jun 11, 2019

Africatown Connections Blueway: Healing Begins by Reclaiming Our Heritage and Happiness

by Elizabeth Smith-Incer with National Park Service, Joe Womack with Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe & Sustainable Community, Inc.

Preserving and making available the international historical significance of Africatown.

  tags: partnerships, historic, trailsnext videos

posted Jun 11, 2019

Akron Civic Commons: A Story of Robust Collaboration and Reconnected Communities

by Dan Rice with Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition

Akron is reconnecting people, not online, but in our trails, parks and community centers.

  tags: economic, health, trailsnext videos

posted Jun 5, 2019

An Empire State of Trails: Creating New Trails and Connecting Existing Networks

by Karl Beard with National Park Service, Andy Beers with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Beth Campochiaro with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Mona Caron with Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Robin Dropkin with Parks and Trails New York, Sasha Eisenstein with New York State Canals, Scott Keller with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Tom Sexton with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The session describes New York’s emergence as a trail state, highlights advocacy and planning that paved the way, and offers takeaways for trail systems elsewhere.

  tags: greenway, shared use

posted Jun 5, 2019

Big City Trails: Planning for Forest Protection

by Mike Halferty with City of Toronto - Urban Foresty Branch

This poster session presentation summarizes the process of developing the City of Toronto's Natural Environment Trails Strategy and its outcomes.

  tags: mapping

posted Jun 11, 2019

Can I Sell You a Trail?

by Gregory Kern with Michael Baker International

Develop tools and techniques for truly hearing and properly responding to opposition when developing a trail.

  tags: partnerships, planning, trailsnext videos

posted Jun 4, 2019

Closing Stubborn Gaps East and West

by Bill Long with Bay Area Ridge Trail, Frank Maguire with Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Diane Kripas with Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Learn how trail leaders are generating support through techniques like outings and events, hikes with landowners, improved mapping and compelling visual images and engage in a sharing of lessons learned.

  tags: funding

posted Jun 4, 2019

Connecting Communities: Transportation and Recreation Networks

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration

This presentation will provide a broad overview of Federal Highway Administration goals, programs, resources, and funding.

  tags: funding, federal

posted Jun 5, 2019

DIY Volunteer Program Assessment: Maximize and Sustain Your Volunteer Community

by Kendra Baumer with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

Take control of your volunteer program's future!

  tags: volunteers