Build a Sustainable Trail that Lasts 100 Years

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

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Event Details

December 07, 2017

10:00 am (Pacific Standard Time)

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Webinar Outline

We plant trees for our Grandchildren to enjoy, why should we expect any less of the trails we build? The challenges of balancing ecological protection, physical management and social demands on natural surface hiking, equestrian, mountain biking and multi-use trails can be overwhelming. However, it is possible to meet these challenges by creating sustainable trails that are designed to last into the next century. We'll cover the critical components and processes necessary for truly sustainable trail design and construction, along with engaging all your agency departments, stakeholders, user groups and volunteers. What is a sustainable trail?

 

PRESENTATION LEARNING OUTCOMES 

  • The attendee will be able to understand the theory & benefits of sustainable trail design.
  • They will be able to identify concepts of Sustainable Trail Theory applicable to their needs and location.
  • Use supplied information and resources to improve or develop their own sustainable trail methods or program.

Presenter

Michael Osborne, Park Manager, Five Rivers MetroParks

Michael Osborne is a Park Manager with Five Rivers MetroParks of Dayton, Ohio. In his 11 years with MetroParks, he has worked as a Park and Trail Technician and Park Manager, helping to develop, build and maintain the 29 mile Twin Valley Backpacking Trail and worked in design, construction and repair throughout MetroParks' 75 miles of hiking trails and 30 miles of Equestrian Trails. He's conducted staff, public and volunteer design and construction trainings and sits on the Strategic Trails Initiative Committee. Now, serving as Chairman of the Trails Manual Sub-Committee, he helped develop Five Rivers MetroParks Trail Design and Maintenance Standards Manual. He an avid outdoorsman and Scout leader with over 45 years’ experience hiking and camping across the United States.

Contact: michael.osborne@metroparks.org

 

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