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3 Funding Programs in Support of Trail Stewardship

Learn about annual funding opportunities via the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance as well as a new grant program of American Trails.

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March 31, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Cost (RECORDING):

FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost:

  • CEUs are FREE for this webinar.
  • Note:

    Closed Captioning is available for this webinar.
    Learning Credits
    are available for this webinar.

     


    Webinar Outline


    Hosted in partnership with the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance (NWSA), this special presentation will provide groups with information about a few funding programs via NWSA and American Trails. NWSA Executive Director Randy Welsh will brief participants on the two funding programs offered by NWSA in 2022. Randy will talk about the Wilderness Stewardship Performance Partner Funding and the National Forest System Stewardship Trail Partner Funding programs. These two programs are currently soliciting project proposals through April 15. Randy will compare and contrast the programs, provide eligibility and rating criteria, as well as provide helpful tips on successful applications. In addition Mike Passo and Candace Gallagher from America Trails will talk about their new Trail Fund supporting trail maintenance, training, and research. They will explain the requirements and process for submitting proposals, also due April 15.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn about opportunities for funding via the NWSA Wilderness Stewardship Performance Partner Funding
    • Learn about opportunities for funding via NWSA National Forest System Stewardship Trail Partner Funding
    • Learn about opportunities for funding via the American Trails Trail Fund

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    This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).

    Webinar Resources

    Current Estimated National Value of Each Volunteer Hour (via Independent Sector)

    National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance (NWSA)

    American Trails

    Trail Accessibility Resources

    Trail Sustainability Standards

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    Presenters


    Randy Welsh, Executive Director, National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance

    Randy Welsh is the Executive Director of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance (NWSA). He is recently retired from the US Forest Service after a 36 year career, having served in protected area management with emphasis on wilderness and rivers. Randy spent time in Washington DC as the National Program Leader for Wild and Scenic Rivers and as Assistant Director of Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources. He was a Regional Wilderness Specialist in the Intermountain Region working on wilderness and rivers issues for over 16 years before moving to Washington. Married, with two grown daughters, Randy recently moved to Bend, Oregon, and enjoys river trips, wilderness hikes, and visits with friends and family.

     

    Mike Passo, Executive Director, American Trails
    Bellingham, WA

    Mike Passo is the Executive Director of American Trails. Mike has also served as the Executive Director of the Professional Trailbuilders Association and the owner and operator of a sea kayak outfitter called Elakah Expeditions. Mike has led groups of all backgrounds, ages and abilities on sea kayak expeditions in the San Juan Islands of Washington, Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Mike has conducted an extensive study of outdoor developed areas nationwide to determine the cost implications of construction according to proposed Americans with Disabilities Act standards, and a Congressional study on improving access to outdoor recreational activities on federal land. He has a B.S. in Recreation Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, including three years’ coursework in Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering. He has presented on Universal Design and Programming at several national conferences and served on the Board of Directors of American Trails since 2000. His love of the outdoors and his own paraplegia has given him a great interest in the creation of an accessible outdoor environment that does not ruin the characteristics and value of that environment.

     


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    Learning Credits and CEUs

    American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

    • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
    • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH)
    • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
    • CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations

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