Trails Training Calendar

Trail training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, nonmotorized transportation, funding, and stewardship.

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August 18 - 20, 2022

NOHVCC 2022 Annual Conference

Crowne Plaza, Knoxville

After missing the 2020 Annual Conference and hosting a virtual Conference in 2021, NOHVCC hopes to finally meet in person in Knoxville, Tennessee this year. We are still in the planning stages and there may be changes to the format, but it is important to start planning now!

Categories: Conference

August 18 - 20, 2022

2022 NOHVCC Annual Conference and Mobile Workshop

Crowne Plaza

As usual, you can expect great presentations, networking time and a lot of fun. These conferences bring together the best and brightest in the OHV community – including enthusiasts and land managers – and provide the perfect opportunity to gain and share insights on issues, hurdles and successes that have occurred since we last met in-person in Reno. For any who may attend for the first time, expect to learn a lot, meet a ton of great people, and to share your insights as well.

Categories: Conference

August 18, 2022

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Traits, Tips, and Techniques for Being a Better Trail Crew Leader

Learn how to be a better trail crew leader and pick up some new tools and fresh perspectives to add to your crew leader toolbox.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Aug 18

August 24, 2022

Foundations of Tribal Consultation & Visions of Its Future (Part 2)


Learn about the history of Tribal consultation, the basics of the process, examples of Tribal consultation on National Trails, the cultural injustice inherent in the process, and what it could look like in the future.

Categories: Webinar

August 25, 2022

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Collective Impact: Building a Trail Collective

This webinar will include presenters from both a newly formed trails collective to a collective that has been around for a few years, providing lessons learned and valuable insights for other communities that are encouraged to do the same.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Aug 25

August 30 - September 01, 2022

Three Day Rigging for Trail Work Workshop

Camp Dodge Trails Center

The Rigging for Trail Work Workshop is for anyone interested in the use of Griphoists and rigging systems for trail work, regardless of prior experience.

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September 01, 2022

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

How to Develop a Trail Crew Leader Program

This webinar will provide an overview of elements associated with creating a Trail Crew Leader Program.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Sep 01

September 08, 2022

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Trail Planning Technology

Learn how to use a variety of mobile and desktop based technologies to assess, plan, and design trails across the country.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Sep 08

September 12 - 15, 2022

2022 National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)

Marriott Knoxville Downtown

The National Outdoor Recreation Conference, held annually by the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP), showcases innovative and creative approaches to nature-based outdoor recreation research, planning, and management.

Categories: Conference

September 12 - 13, 2022

A or B Bucking and Limbing Chainsaw Training at Camp Dodge Trails Center

Camp Dodge Trails Center

This training covers safe chainsaw operation, basic maintenance, and site safety considerations when using a chainsaw for bucking or limbing on trail. Successful completion of this training and evaluation will result in A or B level certification for bucking and limbing applications.

Categories: Multi-day Course

September 15, 2022

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Enhancing Trail Stewardship through Leave No Trace

Learn about what one parks, trails, and open space division accomplished in order to enhance Leave No Trace stewardship practices and address growing trail issues throughout their system.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Sep 15

September 16, 2022

Axe Training: One-Day Workshop at Camp Dodge Trails Center

Camp Dodge Trails Center

This one-day workshop on Friday, September 16, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, is designed for individuals who use axes in the maintenance of recreational hiking trails.

Categories: Workshop

September 20 - 22, 2022

2022 NRPA Annual Conference

Phoenix Convention Center

The 2022 NRPA Annual Conference is coming to Phoenix, Arizona, from September 20-22. This year's conference will feature thought-provoking keynote speakers, dynamic education sessions, an exploration-worthy exhibit hall, and plenty of unique ways to network and connect with peers from across the country. If you are passionate about parks and recreation, you should not miss this event.

Categories: Conference

September 22, 2022

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Study, Action, and Reflection

This webinar will examine a study’s methodology and findings including trail residents’ needs, interests, and apprehensions in their daily lives, and how that connects to their awareness, impressions, and experiences with nearby trails and outdoor public spaces.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Sep 22

September 26 - 30, 2022

World Trails Conference

Island of Skiathos, Greece

The World Trails Conference is a global gathering of trail experts, trail managers, builders, trail destinations, enthusiasts, and academics, who meet every two years to share knowledge, network, and ensure the benefits trails offer society continue to be sustainable and supported around the world.

Categories: Conference


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October 06, 2022

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Effectively Using Social Media to Market Your Trail or Organization

This webinar will help “cut through the noise” of what the social media platforms actually do, who they target, and how to use them effectively.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Oct 06

October 17 - 20, 2022

SHIFT Summit 2022

The Lincoln Center

The SHIFT Summit is a national gathering of land managers, researchers, funders, educators, retailers, and conservationists, along with outdoor recreation, health, military, and nature therapy professionals who share experiences, evidence, and ideas for better linking of both humans and nature. The Summit is based on sound science combined with experiential, health, stewardship, and land management aspects to balance equitable reciprocity and access to the places, flora, and fauna that we all need to exist and thrive.

Categories: Conference, Summit

October 27 - 29, 2022

Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit

The 2022 Summit will primarily take place Thursday-Saturday, October 27th-29th, at Mt. Hood Oregon Resort and surrounding areas on the west side of Mt. Hood, Wy’East, traditional lands of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and other indigenous bands.

Categories: Conference, Summit

October 27, 2022

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Building a Trail Foundation from the Ground Up

This webinar will discuss details on what is needed in order to create a trail foundation from the ground up and how to keep it successful.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Oct 27


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November 08 - 10, 2022

2022 Transportation, Trails and Tourism Summit

Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel & Spa

Eastern Sierra Trails Coalition and Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation. Connecting communities – trails/transportation/tourism.

Categories: Conference, Summit

November 11 - 14, 2022

ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo

Moscone Center

Learn, celebrate, and connect at the world’s largest gathering of landscape architects! Explore hundreds of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions—all under one roof!

Categories: Meeting

November 17, 2022

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

The National Digital Trails Project

This webinar discusses the National Digital Trails project accomplishments, future steps, and provides a demonstration of the TRAILS tool.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Nov 17


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December 01, 2022

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Wilderness Trails: Special Places, Special Considerations

This webinar will provide some basic information on trails in federally-designated Wilderness, examples of practical experiences, and resources to learn more.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Dec 01