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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April

CA Trails and Greenways Conference

San Diego, California

April 23 - April 25, 2019

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

Oregon Transportation Summit

Portland, Oregon

April 25 - April 26, 2019

Each year, hundreds of professionals and advocates travel from around the state to discuss cutting edge transportation and recreation policy, funding, and design issues. If you need a venue to air your latest research, project, or idea among colleagues and friends, the Oregon Active Transportation Summit is the place!

Categories: Conference, Summit

2019 International Trails Symposium

Syracuse, NY

April 28 - May 01, 2019

American Trails hosts the 24th International Trails Symposium and Training Institute in Syracuse, New York April 28 - May 1, 2019

Categories: Conference, Symposium

May

High Cascades Forest Volunteers - West Cascade at White Branch Training Weekend

West Cascade at White Branch

May 03 - May 05, 2019

The Pacific Crest Trail Association, The High Cascade Forest Volunteers, Oregon State Parks, and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests invite you to attend the annual volunteer training weekend. The sessions offered are designed to train new and returning volunteers. This training event is offered to volunteers free of charge, in an effort to inspire citizen stewardship of our trails.

Categories: Multi-day Course

Georgia Trail Summit

Columbus, GA

May 05 - May 06, 2019

The Trust for Public Land is proud to present the 2019 Georgia Trail Summit. For decades, we have worked across the country and in Georgia to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. The 2019 Georgia Trail Summit will bring together non-profit leaders, city planners, elected officials, greenspace advocates, recreation enthusiasts and others to envision an accelerated and ambitious approach to improving Georgia’s trails. Continuing Education Units are available, and you can find more information about the curriculum on our Program Page.

Categories: Conference, Summit

National Outdoor Recreation Conference

Rapid City, South Dakota

May 06 - May 09, 2019

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

2019 Save the Date: Oregon NOHVCC OHV Great Trails Workshop

Lily Prairie OHV near Medford, Oregon

May 07 - May 09, 2019

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is working with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) to hold another OHV Trails Workshop in 2019. More information about registration, event agenda, and lodging options will be available in the coming months.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Assessment, Permitting, and Contracting

Wentworth, North Carolina

May 07 - May 09, 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: Multi-day Course

Southern Mountain Bike Summit

Carnegie Hotel 1216 W State of Franklin Rd Johnson City, TN 37604

May 15 - May 18, 2019

The Southern Mountain Bike Summit is a not-to-be-missed event. Nowhere else will you see such a passionate group of mountain bikers in the Southeast meet and work together to create better trail opportunities for all. And, you get to ride your bike on the finest trails in the Southeast! On the schedule, Chainsaw Certification, Trail Crew Leader Training, Women’s Trail Maintenance & Construction, Land Manager Day and MTB Advocates Day.

Categories: Conference, Summit

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Wentworth, North Carolina

May 20 - May 23, 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: Multi-day Course

High Cascades Forest Volunteers - Allingham Training Weekend

Allingham

May 30 - June 02, 2019

The Pacific Crest Trail Association, The High Cascade Forest Volunteers, Oregon State Parks, and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests invite you to attend the annual volunteer training weekend. The sessions offered are designed to train new and returning volunteers. This training event is offered to volunteers free of charge, in an effort to inspire citizen stewardship of our trails.

Categories: Multi-day Course

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Improve Your Volunteer Stewardship Toolbox

May 30, 2019

Managing volunteers to achieve high quality trail stewardship work for land managers is not easy. Learn from three organizations about the tools and resources available to you that will help you start, expand or enhance your outdoor stewardship volunteer program, achieving your goals, and providing exceptional service to land managers.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
May 30

June

International Snowmobile Congress

Grand Rapids, Michigan

June 05 - June 08, 2019

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 17 - June 20, 2019

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

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Designing Near Wetlands, Streams, Forests, and Other Environmental Resources

June 20, 2019

This presentation will discuss the seven biggest considerations for planners and designers when designing near wetlands, streams, forests, and other environmental resources.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Jun 20

Portland State University: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics Into University Transportation Courses

Portland, Oregon

June 20 - June 21, 2019

This two-day course offers a holistic to integrating bicycle and pedestrian topics into transportation and engineering courses. Through field tours and classroom exercises, you'll gain an understanding of state-of-the art practice. Faculty leave with resources to broaden your curriculum and course design—including reading lists, sample homework, project assignments and more. It's an ideal primer for PhD candidates, new faculty, or established faculty looking to diversify their transportation offerings.

Categories: Workshop

July

Portland State University: Comprehensive Bikeway Design

Portland, Oregon

July 15 - July 19, 2019

With over a decade of graduates from this week-long course, we'll cover the fundamentals of bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom, daily field tours, and design exercises. The Portland, Oregon area has implemented a wide variety of innovative bicycle facilities and treatments, providing a unique city-wide case study to understand how bikeway planning affects community livability and economic development. Transportation engineers, urban planners, advocates, policymakers, municipal staff and other transportation professionals interested in nurturing cycling in their communities should attend.

Categories: Workshop

Greater and Greener 2019 Conference

Denver, Colorado

July 20 - July 24, 2019

For more than a decade, Greater & Greener has been the leading international conference for urban park leaders, city planning and design professionals, public officials, advocates, funders, and innovators to explore the role of parks and recreation in addressing some of the biggest challenges facing 21st Century cities. The highly curated sessions, workshops, and tours facilitate an honest dialogue around solutions, cross-sector and peer-to-peer networking, and tools for building successful park partnerships.

Categories: Conference

Portland State University: Plan for Active Transportation

Portland, Oregon

July 21 - July 23, 2019

The Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and young professionals through education.

Categories: Workshop

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

September

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

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

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

November

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