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posted Nov 20, 2018

Trail Towns - Leveraging Trails for Community and Economic Development

Take an in depth look at Trail Towns through programs in Kentucky and Michigan. Learn how community partners work to implement economic development, recreation and quality of life planning through Trail Towns.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Jul 12, 2018

How They Did It: Advocacy, Planning, and Creating Equestrian Trails Through Organization

In partnership with the Equine Land Conservation Resource, this webinar will explain how joining or creating an organization will help in addressing issues such as poor trail design, lack of maintenance, and general misunderstanding of horses that can result in loss of trail access. Please note: This webinar can apply to all trail activities, but examples in this webinar reference equestrian trails.

  tags: free webinar, advancing trails webinar series

posted Jun 12, 2018

Managing Winter Trails: Increasing Opportunities and Adapting to Climate Change

The webinar will be centered around groomed winter trails for XC skiers, but will also address the importance of providing opportunities for snowshoeing, fatbiking, winter hiking, and winter trail running.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series, snowmobile, snow and winter trails

posted Jun 12, 2018

Working Together to Develop, Promote, and Fund Active Tourism

This webinar explores how to work with tourism officials and/or economic development councils to drive economic development.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted May 10, 2018

Other Power-driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD)

On March 15, 2011, new Department of Justice rules took effect, specifying the “other power-driven mobility devices” (OPDMD) that could be used on trails by “individuals with mobility disabilities.” If you manage a trail that is open to the public this rule applies to your facility.

  tags: free webinar, advancing trails webinar series, bollards

posted Feb 17, 2018

Water Trail Accessibility

This course is designed to help water trail managers and outfitters improve opportunities for people of all backgrounds and abilities to enjoy water trails.

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posted Feb 16, 2018

Creating Accessible Trails with Universally Designed Interpretation

This webinar will provide an overview of Mass Audubon’s All Persons Hiking Trails.

  tags: nature trail, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 12, 2018

Effective Fundraising for Trails and Greenways

This webinar examines strategies for raising funds and garnering resources to move a trail or greenway project from vision to reality.

  tags: shared use, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 12, 2018

Trails and the New Federal Accessibility Guidelines

This 90-minute webinar covered the trails portion of the final "Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines; Outdoor Developed Areas." These new accessibility guidelines for federal lands cover new or altered trails, picnic and camping areas, viewing areas, beach access routes, and related recreation facilities.

  tags: free webinar, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 6, 2018

The FAST Act

This webinar looks at the FAST Act legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in December 2015 (Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"). The presenters will explain what the legislation means for trail funding of future projects.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 1, 2018

Powerful Partnerships

This webinar covers innovative funding strategies for water and land trails with two case studies of strong public-private partnerships.

  tags: case study, free webinar, advancing trails webinar series

posted May 16, 2019

Social Media + Trails: Growing and Engaging Your Followers

With the growing popularity of social media many trail professionals have questions and concerns about what social media can mean for their trails. This webinar will help answer those questions.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series, social media and mobile technology

posted Apr 5, 2019

Improve Your Volunteer Stewardship Toolbox

Managing volunteers to achieve high quality trail stewardship work for land managers is not easy. Learn from three organizations about the tools and resources available to you that will help you start, expand or enhance your outdoor stewardship volunteer program, achieving your goals, and providing exceptional service to land managers.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series, volunteers, social media and mobile technology

posted Feb 28, 2019

Youth Serving Accessibility – A Wonderful and Powerful Combination

This webinar will discuss how the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ attention has focused in the past few years on creating more inclusive public access through youth programs and collaborations.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Nov 7, 2018

Investment Opportunity: How to Make Your Trail Irresistible to Private Funders

This webinar includes presenters that have successfully courted private foundations to give you a holistic view of how projects can be pushed to the next level by engaging the private sector.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Oct 25, 2018

Designing Near Wetlands, Streams, Forests, and Other Environmental Resources

This presentation discusses the seven biggest considerations for planners and designers when designing near wetlands, streams, forests, and other environmental resources.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Oct 17, 2018

Now That e-Bikes Are On Trails, What Do We Know?

Drawing from a recently published online study out of Portland State University, on-the-ground knowledge from Jefferson County, CO, and trail management lessons from Europe, this webinar will provide attendees a range of case studies at the local, state, federal, and international levels to understand and manage e-bikes on a variety of infrastructure.

  tags: e-bikes (electric bicycles), advancing trails webinar series

posted Sep 12, 2018

Trails and Towns Together

Efforts to link “trail-to-town” have played a part in remaking communities. This webinar will include a case study of the first known “trail town” initiative - the Trail Town Program® along the Great Allegheny Passage.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series, long-distance trails

posted Jun 12, 2018

Building Strong Volunteer Partner Organizations: A Success Story

With increased use of our public trails and limitations on agency resources, how can volunteer organizations be more responsive and effective partners? Join us to learn about a successful statewide effort in Colorado—the Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition (COSC) -- that is laying the groundwork for advancing the state’s stewardship movement by building a stronger and more effective infrastructure of volunteer programs across the state.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Jun 12, 2018

The Devil is in the Details: Common Trail Design Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

The goal of this webinar is to teach planners, landscape architects, engineers, and trail committee volunteers a variety of best practices for trail design. Hard surfaced trails are not as easy to design as they seem.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Jun 12, 2018

Engage Your Elected Officials! The Importance of Political Leadership

Moderated by Brian Housh with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and presented by a panel of elected officials, this webinar will discuss successful tactics & strategies employed to establish funding mechanisms and innovative policy initiatives that support the development of trail networks demanded by constituents.

  tags: free webinar, advancing trails webinar series

posted Apr 26, 2018

Leveraging People and Places: Trails as Economic Development

This webinar will discuss urban trails and what cities are doing to provide economic development opportunities for the properties that lie along former industrial corridors.

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posted Apr 26, 2018

A World of Trails: The International Trails Movement

This webinar provides an introduction to how trails are benefiting and reshaping landscapes across the planet.

  tags: international trails, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 17, 2018

Making the Case for Trails in Tight Economic Times

This webinar on “Making the Case for Trails in Tight Economic Times” puts sound ideas and hard numbers together to illustrate the contribution of trails to the prosperity of communities.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 17, 2018

Telling a Better Story

This American Trails’ webinar, “Telling a Better Story,” focuses on strategies for captivating your trail audience with provocative, well designed interpretive panels.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series, signage, interpretation

posted Feb 16, 2018

Getting the Word Out about Accessibility of Trails and Outdoor Recreation

This webinar will provide an introduction to Universal Access Information and how it provides people with information they need to determine whether an outdoor recreation environment meets their needs for accessibility and their desires for an achievable challenge.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series, signage

posted Feb 14, 2018

Building Your Trail Right the First Time

This webinar teaches how to place a trail on the landscape so that it is consistent with the natural environment so that it will be aesthetically pleasing, meet user needs, and require minimal maintenance in the future.

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posted Feb 14, 2018

The Third Mode: Connecting Greenways, Trails and Active Mobility

This webinar covers the latest issues and policies in planning and designing urban mobility networks, and how to integrate transportation with greenways and trails to create seamless metro-wide systems.

  tags: trails as transportation, active mobility and active transportation, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 14, 2018

From the Driveway to the Trailhead – the Missing Link

Expanding the traditional trail organization into an effective multi-modal initiative to get improved trail, sidewalks, bike lanes, and the support needed in your community.

  tags: trailheads, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 14, 2018

The Art of Sustainable Trail Management

Learn the basics of developing and managing natural surface, share-used trail systems.The webinar is geared primarily towards beginning and intermediate level trailbuilders: including volunteers, agency staff, and professional trail crews.

  tags: trailheads, sustainable trails, mud and erosion, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 12, 2018

Integrating Habitat and Trails

This webinar examines strategies to include wildlife habitat throughout the trail planning process.

  tags: urban trails, wildlife and habitat, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 12, 2018

Introduction to Trail Maintenance Management Planning

If you already have a Trail Maintenance Management Plan this webinar will present some ideas on how you might improve it. If you are considering developing a one, you will get information to consider so you can make good decisions about how you might best move forward with the development of your plan.

  tags: natural surface, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 12, 2018

Managing Trail User Conflict

This webinar introduce a variety of innovative approaches to resolving trail user conflicts and to review some of these management techniques. We will also look at the obligations land managers and trail users have to help resolve trail conflicts.

  tags: conflict, shared use, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 12, 2018

Natural Surface Trail Tread Maintenance

This webinar will present some ideas on how you might pass along the skill to others. If you are just developing your skill set, you will get information to consider so you can make good decisions on the trail to maximize your effectiveness, it is appropriate for both agency personnel and volunteers.

  tags: natural surface, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 6, 2018

Building Capacity with Volunteers

This webinar will benefit both those who already have an existing volunteer program or are looking to get one started.

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posted Feb 6, 2018

Leveraging Cross-Sector Partnerships and Technology

This webinar will explore QCTrails.org, a free, user-friendly, interactive, and mobile-responsive website which serves as a comprehensive resource that highlights multi-purpose trails, parks, and side-paths in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

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posted Feb 6, 2018

The Role of Trails in Healthy Community Design

This webinar offers a number of how-to solutions for creating walk, bike, and fitness-friendly communities with success story examples. He will share how it's not just about trails, but also land use decisions and site designs to create truly active environments.

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posted Feb 6, 2018

Trails for Heroes

This webinar explores how trails are helping injured service members recover from both the physical and unseen wounds of war.

  tags: veterans, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 6, 2018

Water Trail Ambassador and Stewardship Programs

The best water trails link outdoor recreation to conservation and stewardship opportunities. This a symbiotic relationship between recreating on waterways and protecting them doesn’t occur without effort. This webinar will explore water trail ambassador programs from coast to coast.

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posted Feb 6, 2018

Why Resolve Conflict When You Can Prevent It?

During this webinar, we will describe the ways in which most conflicts can be avoided before they ever start. The presentation will focus on motorized and non-motorized trail use conflicts, but the principles can be applied to any type of trail conflict.

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posted Feb 5, 2018

Economic Impact of Livable Communities with Active Transportation Options

This webinar explores the concept of "Livable Communities" which include trails as a part of the transportation infrastructure.

  tags: urban trails, advancing trails webinar series, livable communities, benefits of trails

posted Feb 5, 2018

Engaging the next generation of trail stewards

This webinar explores techniques to increase engagement of diverse youth in trail work.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series, diversity, equality and inclusion, youth corps

posted Feb 5, 2018

Understanding the National Recreation Trails Program and National Water Trails System

This webinar is an introduction to the National Recreation Trails Program and the National Water Trails System.

  tags: free webinar, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 5, 2018

Horses and Trails

This webinar is about equestrians and the elements of success in planning, designing, and building trails and related recreational facilities that function successfully for horseback riders and their animals.

  tags: mud and erosion, horses and equestrian trails, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 5, 2018

Trail Wayfinding Systems

This webinar will provide trail and greenway planners, designers, and managers with a practical understanding of trail/ped/bike wayfinding and informational systems with an emphasis on in-the-field structures and media.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series, signage

posted Feb 1, 2018

Current National Recreation/Water Trails: Make the Most of Your Designation!

This webinar showcases how current National Recreation and Water Trails have used this designation to promote their trails and present you with ideas to highlight your own project.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 1, 2018

Trails and Greenways: What’s Next?

This webinar covers the latest trends in the planning, promotion, and conservation of trail and greenway corridors.

  tags: urban trails, conservation and environment, free webinar, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 1, 2018

Huts for Hiking, Skiing, and Biking: Why, Where, and How?

An overview of hut systems in USA and around the world, which includes a wide range of accommodations systems such as shelters, yurts, platform tents, inns and B&B's, hostels, and mountain huts of every size and kind.

  tags: huts and backcountry shelter systems, advancing trails webinar series

posted Jan 31, 2018

Creative Reassembling of Former Railroad Corridors

Has the idea of a trail built upon a former railroad or former trolley corridor been proposed in your town but never got built because of a gap? Or perhaps the gap prevents a longer, more useful trail? This webinar serves as a good starting point for such a project.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Jan 27, 2018

Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People

This webinar is based on Bob and Martha Manning's books, Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People and Walks of a Lifetime: Extraordinary Hikes from Around the World.

  tags: free webinar, advancing trails webinar series, long-distance trails

posted Jan 26, 2018

Getting to “Yes” on Greenway Trails in Your Community

This webinar explored many of the social barriers that can make it difficult to get community support for multiuse trail projects.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Jan 26, 2018

Applying Foundations of Mountain Trail Sustainability to a Trail Network - Part 1 of 3

It is the first of a series of three on Sustainable Mountain Trails. Each webinar in this series is independent of each other and can be attended individually. Parts 2 and 3 will teach you to apply these principles to a trail network "One Trail at a Time, One Mile at a Time." The course includes Tools and Techniques, Examples, and Case Studies of mountain trail sustainability.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Jan 26, 2018

Fundamentals of Mountain Trail Sustainability ~ Part 2 of 3

Rocky Mountain National Park – Applying Fundamentals of Mountain Trail Sustainability to Repair / Rehab & Storm Recovery Projects (Sustainable Mountain Trails – Trail Project Cycle Innovations & Experiences from Estes Park, Colorado)

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Jan 26, 2018

Plan, Design, Fund, Get Right of Way, and Build a Greenway in 1,500 Days

This webinar tells the story of how the Razorback Greenway was conceived, designed, funded, and implemented— a case study with multiple innovative and enabling solutions.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Jan 26, 2018

Towards a Mountain Trail Sustainability Ethic ~ Part 3 of 3

The goal of a trail sustainability ethic is the protection of natural and cultural resources, inspired by federal land management agency trail management traditions, and implemented with consideration to a wilderness ethic of minimum alteration of the natural system.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Dec 29, 2017

Accessibility: Outdoor Developed Areas Final Rule

This webinar will review the scoping and technical requirements for outdoor developed areas on federal lands and highlight the best practices for facilities covered by the ADA.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series

posted Dec 29, 2017

Introduction to Trail Safe!

This webinar will introduce attendees to Trail Safe! -- a series of online safety training videos which provide all core learning objectives found in NPS Operational Leadership.

  tags: pedestrian, free webinar, advancing trails webinar series

posted Dec 29, 2017

Sustainable Trails for All

This webinar will provide an overview of pedestrian sustainable trails for all for federal, state, and local agency and organization trail managers, planners and designers who are responsible for policy, budget, and trail construction oversight.

  tags: pedestrian, sustainable trails, advancing trails webinar series

posted Dec 6, 2017

Communicating the Benefits of Trails

This webinar will introduce attendees to free resources designed to help them communicate the legal issues surrounding trails, as well as the best research on the potential benefits from different types of trails.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series, crime and liability, benefits of trails

posted Dec 5, 2017

Trail Construction Cost Realities

This webinar will deliver a simple, cost estimating tool and provide a list of the key factors associated with trail construction costs. The methodology presented in the webinar applies to ALL trail construction projects, though the examples shown are all non-paved trails.

  tags: volunteers, advancing trails webinar series

posted Nov 16, 2017

Connecting Communities

This webinar explored how to integrate transportation and recreation infrastructure. This webinar was also a concurrent session at the 2017 International Trails Symposium.

  tags: trails as transportation, active mobility and active transportation, advancing trails webinar series

posted Nov 16, 2017

Electric Bicycles

This webinar explores E-bikes transportation and recreation options on public lands.

  tags: technology, e-bikes (electric bicycles), advancing trails webinar series

posted Nov 16, 2017

Build a Sustainable Trail that Lasts 100 Years

This webinar explores the critical components and processes necessary for truly sustainable trail design and construction.

  tags: sustainable trails, advancing trails webinar series

posted Nov 15, 2017

Trail Users Count!

This webinar explores how data, metrics, and advanced tools are being used to further the development of trail networks, and showcase how it especially helped with an extensive trail system in greater Philadelphia.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series, counting trail users

posted Nov 2, 2019

Solutions for Managing Conflict on Shared-Use Trails

Continuing the conversation from the 2019 International Trails Symposium (ITS) and Training Institute and our TRAILSLead™ Multi-use Trails and Conflict Forum, this webinar will build upon the concepts brought up during the panel discussion.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series, shared use

posted Oct 28, 2019

From Trail Maps to Trail Apps – Connecting with Visitors via Mobile Devices

Millions of trail users are actively using mobile devices every day, but most public agencies and nonprofit partners are not leveraging this important communication channel.

  tags: advancing trails webinar series, technology, social media and mobile technology

posted Aug 26, 2019

Equestrian Trail Design for Urban Shared Use Trails

In partnership with Equine Land Conservation Resource, this webinar addresses methods used in constructing equestrian trails for shared use while also including ADA interface in an urban environment.

  tags: surfacing, bridges, horses and equestrian trails, shared use, advancing trails webinar series, signage

posted Jul 2, 2019

The Future of Transportation and Recreation Trail Projects

Corps are embedded in their communities and serve as cost-effective, common-sense partners that show up ready to work, manage their own crews, and help increase your staff capacity. Learn how you can engage the next generation of diverse trail, transportation, and recreation professionals!

  tags: federal, funding, youth corps, volunteers, advancing trails webinar series

posted Jul 1, 2019

The Nature of Trail Aesthetics

Four concepts generate all trail aesthetics for better or worse. Learn how to use them to shape any type of trail for the better.

  tags: surfacing, natural surface, trail design, advancing trails webinar series

posted May 16, 2019

Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI): Part 1 (The What and Why of JEDI)

This webinar will help you articulate what you mean when you are talking about JEDI and why it is important to your organization. This webinar is hosted by the Partnership for the National Trail System, the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, and American Trails.

  tags: diversity, equality and inclusion, jedi, advancing trails webinar series

posted May 16, 2019

Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI): Part 2 (JEDI Strategies For Your Organization)

You will leave the webinar with a map that can help you identify priorities for your organization and areas where you need more support. This webinar is hosted by the Partnership for the National Trail System, the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, and American Trails.

  tags: diversity, equality and inclusion, jedi, advancing trails webinar series