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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September 21 - 23, 2020

Inside Out Virtual Summit and Conference

Atlanta, GA

With COVID-19 risks ongoing, the Leadership Summit will be hosted online.

Categories: Conference, Summit

September 21 - 25, 2020

Introduction to Trail Maintenance

Trinidad State Junior College

Introduces sustainable trail maintenance practices including evaluation of trail condition, coordinating with land managers; tool selection, use and maintenance, and personal and crew safety considerations. Developing maintenance plans and basic trail maintenance techniques are also covered in this course. Instructor: Tony Boone

Categories: Multi-day Course

September 23, 2020

2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)

Online

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) is excited to announce the 2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)! The 2020 Virtual NORC will run for 7 weeks from September 14 through October 28, 2020!

Categories: Conference


September 24, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Trail Marking Standards Across Varying Landscapes

Join trail designers and builders who work in vastly different landscapes as they discuss the unique marking challenges that their landscapes present.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Sep 24

September 28 - October 19, 2020

2020 Oregon Outdoor Recreation Virtual Summit

Online

The 2020 summit will be an entirely virtual experience, offering dynamic, weekly programming over the course of one month.

Categories: Conference, Summit

September 28 - 30, 2020

Sustainable Trail Construction with Mechanized Equipment

Wentworth, NC

Participants will gain an introduction into the world of mechanized trail building.

Categories: Multi-day Course


September 30, 2020

2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)

Online

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) is excited to announce the 2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)! The 2020 Virtual NORC will run for 7 weeks from September 14 through October 28, 2020!

Categories: Conference

September 30, 2020

USFS Risk Assessment Guidance

Online

NOHVCC’s webinar series continues– join us on September 30!

Categories: Webinar

 

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October 01, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Managing High-Use Trails

Learn how trail steward and trailbuilding programs have worked to make the public better informed, more responsible trails users while protecting the resource.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Oct 01

October 03, 2020

Hiking Workshop

Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, WA

A 6-hour entry-level course focused on leading a successful hike with a youth group. ($30, scholarships available)

Categories: Workshop


October 06 - 08, 2020

Rally 2020 - National Land Conservation Virtual Conference

Portland, OR

Join us this year October 6-8, 2020, for a virtual gathering packed with diverse topics to explore and great colleagues and friends to learn and share with. Rally has all of the resources you want to take your conservation skills further. There’s no better way to invest in your future!

Categories: Conference

October 07, 2020

2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)

Online

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) is excited to announce the 2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)! The 2020 Virtual NORC will run for 7 weeks from September 14 through October 28, 2020!

Categories: Conference

October 08, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Reconnecting Children with Nature

Learn about successful strategies from recreation and parks professionals that address the disconnect from nature through facility and land use planning, program development, and community education and partnerships.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Oct 08

October 12 - 16, 2020

Planning Sustainable Trails I

Trinidad State Junior College

Covers sustainable trail planning considerations, including route planning, types of trails, an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and map reading, mathematical calculations, accessibility requirements, and signage. The course also explores trail building opportunities and design constraints, and environmental impact considerations. Instructor: Tony Boone

Categories: Multi-day Course


October 14 - 16, 2020

The 2020 SHIFT Virtual Summit

The 2020 SHIFT Summit will be broadcast virtually from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, from October 14-16. Entitled “Healthy by Nature,” the Summit will focus on the mental health benefits of time outside, with a specific focus on health equity and access to nature.

Categories: Conference, Summit

October 14, 2020

2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)

Online

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) is excited to announce the 2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)! The 2020 Virtual NORC will run for 7 weeks from September 14 through October 28, 2020!

Categories: Conference

October 15, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Using Volunteers to Maintain Trails in Parks

Learn the ins and out of developing a program by establishing trust and delegating to a volunteer leader so an employee can manage the project.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Oct 15

October 17 - 18, 2020

Trail Skills Institute Module 4 (October 17-18)

This innovative training offered in partnership with Flagline Trails teaches valuable skills to volunteers, including those who have been involved in trail projects for many years. Drawing upon thousands of hours on the trail and in the classroom, including some of the most daunting trail projects you can imagine, professional trail builders will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer.

Categories: Multi-day Course, Workshop


October 19 - 23, 2020

Designing Sustainable Trails I

Trinidad State Junior College

Explores sustainable trail design considerations. Topics include safety and risk management, sustainability, control points, user experience, slopes, water control, environmental impact, basic surveying techniques, trail types, and trail standards and guidelines. Instructor Tony Boone.

Categories: Multi-day Course

October 21, 2020

2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)

Online

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) is excited to announce the 2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)! The 2020 Virtual NORC will run for 7 weeks from September 14 through October 28, 2020!

Categories: Conference

October 21 - 29, 2020

National Trails Virtual Workshop

Online

Mark your calendars! The 2020 Virtual Partnership for the National Trails System Workshop program is now available (note: we are still working to refine the program, including presentations, as well as other learning and networking opportunities). In the coming weeks, we will add sign up links and other information for accessing the virtual conference sessions. You will be asked to register in order to receive the links for participating in individual sessions.

Categories: Workshop

October 21, 2020

Thinking About Cycling Experience: Cycle Highways + Methods for Human-Centered Bikeways

Online

This webinar will provide two perspectives on the human experience: cycle highways, which are an emerging type of long distance, high quality bicycle route, and design methods, tools that practitioners can use develop bikeways that meet the needs of their communities.

Categories: Webinar


October 22, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Make it Count: Collecting and Applying Trail Count Data

Learn from industry experts, advocates, and practitioners about how to collect and apply trail count data, and how to leverage that data in order to achieve meaningful, tangible changes in your community.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Oct 22

October 26 - 30, 2020

AORE Annual Virtual Conference

Online

Join us October 26-30th, in the comfort of your own home, workplace, or internet-connected outdoor space, as we virtually gather around the campfire together to make connections among colleagues, partners, industries and the outdoors.

Categories: Conference

October 26 - 30, 2020

PNTS - Fall Workshop (Spring Workshop Cancelled)

Spartanburg

Are you willing or able to travel in October? The Fall Workshop Planning Committee wants your input on your willingness and ability to travel in October to Spartanburg, SC. RG Absher issued a message (read the full message HERE) asking that if you are or were interested in attending the Fall Workshop are you willing to travel or have the means to travel in October. SURVEY FORM linked below.

Categories: Workshop

October 28, 2020

2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)

Online

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) is excited to announce the 2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)! The 2020 Virtual NORC will run for 7 weeks from September 14 through October 28, 2020!

Categories: Conference


October 31 - November 01, 2020

Trail Skills Institute Module 5 (October 31-November 1 )

This innovative training offered in partnership with Flagline Trails teaches valuable skills to volunteers, including those who have been involved in trail projects for many years. Drawing upon thousands of hours on the trail and in the classroom, including some of the most daunting trail projects you can imagine, professional trail builders will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer.

Categories: Multi-day Course, Workshop

 

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November 05, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Technology in Trail Building and Planning: Drones and LiDAR

The use of emerging and evolving technologies such as drones, photogrammetry, RTK GPS, 3D modeling, and LiDAR technology to inventory and analyze existing trail conditions.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Nov 05

November 08 - 09, 2020

Georgia Trail Summit

Augusta, GA

The Georgia Trails Summit has been postponed from May to November 8-9, 2020.

Categories: Conference, Summit

November 09 - 11, 2020

Basecamp 2020

Tucson, AZ

Basecamp is a conference and workshop for outdoor recreation managers, non-profit organizations, researchers, and students to share information on sustaining outdoor recreation resources in the American West while building the region’s recreation economy.

Categories: Conference, Workshop


November 18, 2020

Night-time Street Safety: Discussion on Women's Mobility at Night

Online

The goal of this presentation is to offer assessment findings, create a dialogue on perception of safety and night friendliness of cities, and identify innovative strategies to address women’s mobility issues when walking at night. This presentation will focus on our process of collecting experience‐based data from women living in various neighborhoods of San Diego and overlay this input with the concepts of environmental justice, accessibility, and equity.

Categories: Webinar

 

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December 16, 2020

Are We There Yet? Best Practices in Speed Management

Online

In this webinar, listen to change‐makers working at the local, state, and national levels to improve speed management practices while including equity considerations. The speakers will discuss managing speeds while being responsive to community input, recent national research, and state efforts to consider alternatives to the 85th percentile for speed setting.

Categories: Webinar

 

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March 07 - 13, 2021

PTBA Sustainable Trails Conference

Bentonville, AR

PTBA has decided to postpone their 2020 Sustainable Trails Conference to March 2021 in Bentonville, AR.

Categories: Conference

 

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April 14 - 16, 2021

CA Trails and Greenways Conference

Modesto, California

California Trails & Greenways provides high-quality education and networking opportunities for urban, rural, and backcountry trail professionals.

Categories: Conference


 

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August 15 - 18, 2021

Mid-America Trails and Greenways Conference 2021 (Save the Date)

Grand Rapids, MI

The Mid-America Trails and Greenways (MATAG) Conference is an opportunity to connect with trail advocates from a nine-state regional area, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Categories: Conference

 

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September 13 - 17, 2021

2021 Trails and Outdoor Recreation Summit

Reno, NV

A joint conference between American Trails and the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals

Categories: Conference, Summit

 

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May 30 - June 03, 2022

2022 World Canals Conference

Leipzig, Germany

World Canals Conference is an international platform for topics related to inland waterways. This event is organized under the patronage of “Inland Waterways International”, an organization, which stands up for the protection, development and sustainable management of inland waterways.

Categories: Conference