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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July

Sustainable Trail Assessment, Permitting, and Contracting

Wentworth, North Carolina

July 30 - August 01, 2019

Participants will learn how to take a critical look at trails to assess condition, maintenance, and safety. The session will also cover potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects. Students will discuss how trail condition, maintenance, and safety can affect the "trail experience", and they will also learn and discuss how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. Participants will complete desktop trail reviews, assess existing trails and proposed reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus, discuss permits, and create contracts based on assessment results.

Categories: Workshop

August

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Equestrian Trail Design for Urban Multi-Use Trails

August 22, 2019

This webinar will address methods used in constructing equestrian trails for multi-use while also including ADA interface in an urban environment.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Aug 22

September

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

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

September 18, 2019

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.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Sep 18

11th Annual Transportation and Communities Summit 2019

Portland

September 19 - September 20, 2019

Do you think e-scooters should be allowed on trails? We've got an entire track about micro-mobility this fall at our 11th annual Transportation and Communities Summit on September 19 - 20 at Portland State University. Early bird registration closes on July 15, 2019. Please share this event with your colleagues, and we hope to see you at TCS 2019!

Categories: Multi-day Course

2019 NRPA Annual Conference

Baltimore, Maryland

September 24 - September 26, 2019

NRPA's annual conference is the premier event of the park and recreation community. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with your peers or showcase your products and services.

Categories: Conference

October

Green Flag Trails - Trail Auditor Training

Kythera Island, Greece

October 04 - October 11, 2019

The World Trails Network, in partnership with Green Flag Trails International, is offering this 8 Day course for trails professionals and any avid hikers who wish to learn more about trail auditing. This training will be the first of its kind in Europe using a trail assessment system that is tested and applied in multiple countries.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Wentworth, North Carolina

October 07 - October 10, 2019

Participants will learn the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail layout and construction. This session will guide participants from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Students will gain field experience constructing new trail, reroutes, and maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Wentworth, NC

October 07 - October 10, 2019

Duke Energy TRAILS at RCC will be offering the popular four-day basic skills training session, Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance, twice this fall on October 7-10 and December 2-5. These classes typically fill up, so register soon. I will be the instructor for both classes. Individuals who are involved with design, construction, maintenance, and management of natural surface multiple-use trails will benefit from the information offered in this class. Learn how to do it right the first time, so it doesn't cost your agency more time and money in the future.

Categories: Multi-day Course

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Wentworth, NC

October 07 - October 10, 2019

Duke Energy TRAILS at RCC will be offering the popular four-day basic skills training session, Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance, twice this fall on October 7-10 and December 2-5. These classes typically fill up, so register soon. I will be the instructor for both classes. Individuals who are involved with design, construction, maintenance, and management of natural surface multiple-use trails will benefit from the information offered in this class. Learn how to do it right the first time, so it doesn't cost your agency more time and money in the future.

Categories: Multi-day Course

NOHVCC & INOHVAA Annual Conference

Reno, Nevada

October 15 - October 20, 2019

Thanks to our partners in Michigan the 2018 NOHVCC Annual Conference was a success! Now we turn our focus to our 2019 Conference in Reno and hope for even more. The dates for the Reno conference are October 15-20 – put them on your calendar now. The Conference hotel is the Whitney Peak in downtown Reno. Planning has already begun for the mobile workshop and other aspects of the conference you have all experienced before – we also hope to have few new wrinkles as well! Please keep an eye on NOHVCC’s website for updates over the coming months. It is still very early – we are more than a year out, but time flies, and you can expect ever-increasing communication about the upcoming Conference as it draws nearer. See you in Reno!

Categories: Conference

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

The Nature of Trail Aesthetics

October 24, 2019

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

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Oct 24

November

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

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

November 05, 2019

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.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Nov 05

ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo

San Diego, California

November 15 - November 18, 2019

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! More than 135 education sessions, field sessions, workshops, EXPO tours, and general sessions will be offered throughout the meeting.

Categories: Meeting

December

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Wentworth, North Carolina

December 02 - December 05, 2019

Participants will learn the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail layout and construction. This session will guide participants from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Students will gain field experience constructing new trail, reroutes, and maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Wentworth, NC

December 02 - December 05, 2019

Duke Energy TRAILS at RCC will be offering the popular four-day basic skills training session, Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance, twice this fall on October 7-10 and December 2-5. These classes typically fill up, so register soon. I will be the instructor for both classes. Individuals who are involved with design, construction, maintenance, and management of natural surface multiple-use trails will benefit from the information offered in this class. Learn how to do it right the first time, so it doesn't cost your agency more time and money in the future.

Categories: Multi-day Course

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

The Future of Transportation and Recreation Trail Projects Utilizing Youth and Conservation Corps

December 05, 2019

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!

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Dec 05

January

Outdoor Retailers Snow Show Conference

Denver

January 29 - January 31, 2020

Outdoor Retailer Snow Show is where the outdoor and snow industries come together, creating an unprecedented opportunity to reach influential buyers across all product segments. This is the place for brands to reach a larger, more diverse and valuable retail audience, as well as an enhanced media presence to carry their brand stories into the consumer marketplace.

Categories: Multi-day Course

February

The Corps Network National Conference

Washington, D.C.

February 09 - February 12, 2020

The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of workforce development, community service, and conservation. Attendees include approximately 200 Directors and senior staff from Service and Conservation Corps across the country; officials from federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations; and friends and supporters of the Corps movement.

Categories: Multi-day Course

Texas Recreation and Park Society 2020 Institute & Expo

Galveston, Texas

February 24 - February 28, 2020

The 2020 Texas Recreation and Park Society Institute and Expo will be hosted in Galveston, Texas. Don’t miss out on the fun, sun and beaches Galveston has to offer! Institute details are coming soon.

Categories: Conference

March

Public Lands Alliance Convention & Trade Show

Arlington, VA

March 01 - March 05, 2020

The Public Lands Alliance Convention and Trade Show brings together nonprofits, land management agencies and companies to learn, network and engage on public lands issues to further protect resources and improve the visitor experience.

Categories: Conference, Trade Show

CA Parks and Recreation Society Annual Conference

Long Beach, California

March 10 - March 13, 2020

The CPRS Conference & Expo is returning to Sacramento March 19-22, 2019. It is the premier Regional Park & Recreation conference & expo in the United States. With over 100 top-notch educational sessions, nearly 2000 attendees and 200+ exhibitors, you are sure to learn something that will make a difference at your agency.

Categories: Conference

National Bike Summit

Arlington, VA & Washington, DC

March 15 - March 17, 2020

The National Bike Summit is the premier bike advocacy event of the year, uniting the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill and showcasing successes on the ground, learning how they happen, and exploring ways to expand their reach.

Categories: Conference, Summit

PA Parks & Recreation Society Conference

Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA

March 17 - March 20, 2020

For over 70 years, the Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society has invited park and recreation professionals from across the state to attend over 50 educational sessions and off-site tours, extensive exhibit hall, socials, and networking opportunities at its Conference & Expo. Developed by PRPS Staff and a Committee of your peers, this is the elite professional development event for park and recreation professional in PA!

Categories: Conference

US Play Coalition's Conference on the Value of Play

Clemson, South Carolina

March 29 - April 01, 2020

The Play Conference, as it is commonly known, is an annual educational conference presented by the US Play Coalition. The latest research and practices in the field of play are presented at the conference, which brings together play researchers, park and recreation professionals, camp professionals, educators, health scientists, architects, landscape architects, designers, planners, business and community leaders, psychologists, physicians and parents from across the U.S. and beyond. The three day event includes keynote and featured speakers, round tables on critical issues and trends, research symposium for academics, educational sessions for practitioners, action and research grant opportunities, PLAYtalks and PLAYinstitutes, networking, EPIC play breaks and more.

Categories: Conference

April

CA Trails and Greenways Conference

Modesto, California

April 20 - April 24, 2020

California Trails & Greenways provides high-quality education and networking opportunities for urban, rural, and backcountry trail professionals. Join leading trail experts for training and discussions on the latest advances in trail design, construction, maintenance, interpretation, volunteerism, and management. Explore new, collaborative opportunities and engage in productive, meaningful, and inspiring dialog.

Categories: Conference

APA National Planning Conference

Houston, TX

April 25 - April 28, 2020

APA's National Planning Conference offers high-level education and unmatched networking opportunities that return extraordinary professional value for every dollar spent.

Categories: Conference

Virginia Land Conservation & Greenways Conference

Harrisonburg, Virginia

April 26 - April 29, 2020

Since 2007, Virginia’s United Land Trusts has organized this annual conference to assist land-conservation professional and volunteers in the important work of saving Virginia’s extraordinary natural heritage, cultural resources, and open spaces.

Categories: Conference

Building a Healthier Future Summit

Chicago, Illinois

April 27 - April 28, 2020

The Building a Healthier Future Summit is a must-attend event for all corporations, nonprofits and others focused on creating solutions to ensure every child grows up at a healthy weight. Our Summit provides a unique opportunity for those in the private sector to sit with their nonprofit, academic and government counterparts to address an issue critical to the future of this country’s health and well-being. Attendees walk away with tangible, actionable solutions that will indeed help us to make the healthy choice the easy choice for all Americans, regardless of where they live, work or play.

Categories: Conference, Summit

National Outdoor Recreation Conference

Knoxville, TN

April 27 - April 30, 2020

The National Outdoor Recreation Conference, hosted each year by the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP), showcases innovative and creative approaches to outdoor recreation research, planning, and management. This conference provides opportunities to: • LEARN: best practices • NETWORK: expand your professional circle • CELEBRATE: excellence in outdoor recreation • MENTOR: the next generation of recreation professionals

Categories: Conference

May

Georgia Trail Summit

Augusta, GA

May 03 - May 04, 2020

The 2020 Georgia Trail Summit will feature exciting field experiences, inspiring keynote speeches and engaging sessions designed to set into motion a shared vision for making Georgia a premier hiking, cycling and paddling destination. Registration will be available for 2020 Georgia Trail Summit later in 2019.

Categories: Conference, Summit

June

International Snowmobile Congress

Regina, Saskatchewan (CANADA)

June 10 - June 13, 2020

Representatives from the national snowmobile organizations and representatives from the state and provincial snowmobile organizations form the International Snowmobile Council (ISC), which meets annually at the International Snowmobile Congress (also called ISC). The International Snowmobile Council is dedicated to promoting safe and responsible snowmobiling. It provides a communication forum and a means of addressing issues that are common from an international perspective.

Categories: Meeting

Outdoor Retailer - Summer Market

Denver, Colorado

June 23 - June 25, 2020

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is North America’s largest tradeshow in the outdoor industry drawing attendees from around the world. Summer Market is all about face-to-face—it’s where products are shown, orders are written, new accounts are found, connections are made and brands are launched. This show is about buying, sourcing, strategic meetings, trend, education and networking with decision makers, influencers, stakeholders, key buyers and athletes that influence the outdoor market.

Categories: Conference, Trade Show