Trails Training Calendar

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July 07, 2020

Evaluating Road Diets: Recent Research and Case Studies

Online

The FHWA Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program is holding two webinars to help agencies build support around pedestrian safety initiatives.

Categories: Webinar

July 08, 2020

Walking as a Practice: What Does It Mean to You?

Online

There are many reasons to walk that are not related to transportation. The practice of walking can impact our health, spirituality, and culture.

Categories: Webinar

July 08, 2020

The Spaces That Make Cities Fairer and More Resilient

Online

Public space — from streets and parks to buses and trains — has long been the cohesive force that brings cities together. This is part one of a two part series.

Categories: Webinar


July 09, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

How to Create an Instant Urban Trail

Hear the story of how a trail was created by a small group in a year-and-a-half for $600 and learn the trail components incorporated to make the trail so popular.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Jul 09

July 09 - 12, 2020

Backpacking Workshop

North Cascades National Park Visitor Center, near Newhalem, WA

A 4-day entry-level course that covers leading a backpacking experience with a youth group. ($120, scholarships available)

Categories: Multi-day Course, Workshop

July 09, 2020

Will COVID-19 Kill Scooter Companies?

Online

In recent years, micromobility — bike-share, e-scooters and other small, lightweight forms of transportation — has exploded in cities across the world for good reason. Will they survive, and should the government intervene to make sure that they can continue to provide sustainable transportation after the pandemic subsides?

Categories: Webinar

July 09, 2020

COVID-19: Disproportionate Impact on Navajo Nation and Tribal Communities

Online

This webinar is part of County Health Rankings & Roadmaps’ special topic series, Health Equity and Social Solidarity in the Time of Pandemic: Strategies for COVID-19 Response and Recovery.

Categories: Webinar


July 15, 2020

Victim Blaming in Crash Reporting: What It Is and How To Stop It

Online

The World Health Organization characterizes traffic deaths as a “preventable health epidemic”. Yet, this issue has not generated a widespread, longstanding call to action. Why not? The field of media studies offers potential insights. News coverage is known to shape public opinion by framing issues for the public and via sentence‐level editorial choices. With this in mind, we reviewed 200 local news articlesband found that coverage tends to shift blame towards vulnerable road users and away from drivers.

Categories: Webinar

July 15, 2020

Victim Blaming in Crash Reporting: What It Is and How To Stop It

Online

The World Health Organization characterizes traffic deaths as a “preventable health epidemic”. Yet, this issue has not generated a widespread, longstanding call to action. Why not? The field of media studies offers potential insights. News coverage is known to shape public opinion by framing issues for the public and via sentence‐level editorial choices.

Categories: Webinar

July 16, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Expanding and Strengthening Partnerships and Engagement Opportunities Through Mountain Biking

Learn how the growing mountain bike community can increase opportunities for volunteerism and improve all trail users’ enjoyment and safety.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Jul 16

July 21, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Advancing Trails Through Maps, Apps, and Analysis Tools

This webinar will introduce participants to new tools and technologies being used to advance trail projects around the country.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Jul 21


July 21, 2020

US COVID-19 Atlas: Exploring Data to Move to Action

Online

This webinar is part of County Health Rankings & Roadmaps’ special topic series, Health Equity and Social Solidarity in the Time of Pandemic: Strategies for COVID-19 Response and Recovery.

Categories: Webinar

July 23, 2020

Value Capture Strategies: Special Assessment Districts (Community Improvement District, Sales Tax DIstrict, etc.)

Online

You are invited to the Value Capture Special Assessment Strategies Virtual Peer Exchanges on July 23rd, 2020 at 1:00PM-3:00PM ET to learn from peer experts how Value Capture Special Assessment techniques can help your community address decaying infrastructure and enhance safety to all mobilities.

Categories: Webinar

July 28 - 30, 2020

National Regional Transportation Conference

Kansas City, MO

Plan to join peers from across the U.S. for networking sessions, panel presentations, and training workshops on current projects and trending topics in rural and small urban transportation.

Categories: Conference

July 29, 2020

MPO and DOT Partnership for Complete Streets Projects

Online

The FHWA Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program is holding two webinars to help agencies build support around pedestrian safety initiatives.

Categories: Webinar


July 30, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Successful Models in Developing and Maintaining Private Equestrian Trail Systems

In this webinar you will learn about how three different communities have developed and maintained successful equestrian trail system on private land.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
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August 04 - 07, 2020

Walk/Bike/Places Conference

Online

Walk/Bike/Places 2020 Is Going Online!

Categories: Conference

August 06, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Trail Analytics and Data Storytelling

This webinar will share a spectrum of data analysis and scenario planning tools that can be used to help plan and design new or existing trails.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Aug 06

August 09 - April 11, 2020

Land Conservation & Greenways Conference

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Land Conservation & Greenways Conference Postponed to August 9-11, 2020

Categories: Conference


August 10 - 13, 2020

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) 2020

Indianapolis, IN

It’s not too early to mark your calendar for the next NCSL Legislative Summit Aug. 10-13, 2020, in Indianapolis. Join your colleagues at this annual gathering of state lawmakers to explore innovative policy solutions, network and add to your legislative toolbox.

Categories: Conference

August 13, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Balancing Recreational Area Use with Homelessness and Vagrancy

This webinar will share how the City of Modesto, CA, dealt with the challenge of homelessness and vagrancy in their parks and trails.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Aug 13

August 13, 2020

Responding to Crisis in the Latino Population with an Equity Lens

Online

This webinar is part of County Health Rankings & Roadmaps’ special topic series, Health Equity and Social Solidarity in the Time of Pandemic: Strategies for COVID-19 Response and Recovery.

Categories: Webinar

August 17 - 22, 2020

NOHVCC & INOHVAA 2020 Annual Conference (Postponed to 2021, Dates TBD)

Knoxville, TN

The 2020 NOHVCC Annual Conference has been postponed and will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2021.

Categories: Conference


August 19, 2020

Transit Station Connectivity: How to Get it Done!

Online

This webinar will cover: a review of principles for integrating walking and cycling with major transit stations (BRT, LRT, commuter rail); examples of successful integration in other jurisdictions; and an overview of a process for identifying connectivity gaps to stations for people walking and cycling; and how municipal government can establish an organizational process to close gaps.

Categories: Webinar

August 27, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

The Catalytic Impact of Trails on Communities

Part 1 of 5 of The Catalytic Impact of Trails on Communities Webinar Series. This innovative webinar series will explain the amazing influence of trails, access to the outdoors they create, and how that access positively impacts almost every aspect of a community’s quality of life.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Aug 27

August 30 - September 02, 2020

Mid-America Trails and Greenways Conference (POSTPONED, DATE TBD)

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 10, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Effective Wayfinding Signage: Trail System Planning, Design, and Implementation

Hear from three different organizations how to prepare effective, user-friendly, and time-dynamic wayfinding signage guidelines.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Sep 10


September 14 - 18, 2020

Introduction to Natural Surface Trails and Recreation Management

Trinidad State Junior College

Introduces sustainable trail concepts, including ways trails impact the landscape and ecology, land management and recreation, basic geography and maps, types of trails and trail users, basic sustainability concepts, and implementation of a new trail project. Instructor: Tony Boone

Categories: Multi-day Course

September 16, 2020

Innovative Applications of Pedestrian Crossing Guidance

Online

Description coming soon!

Categories: Webinar

September 20 - 24, 2020

2020 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

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 22 - 23, 2020

Inside Out Summit and Conference

Atlanta, GA

2020 Leadership Summit: Where & When. The 2020 Children & Nature Network Inside-Out Leadership Summit will be held September 22-23, 2020 at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency, 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 3030.A block of discounted rooms will be available at the Hyatt.

Categories: Conference, Summit

 

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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 02 - 05, 2020

ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo

Miami, FL

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

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 07, 2020

2020 Outdoor Economy Conference

Asheville, NC

The Outdoor Economy Conference is the southeast's premier event for those looking to grow the outdoor industry in their communities, and craft an economy that's intimately tied to the quality and health of their places.

Categories: Conference

October 08 - 10, 2020

Rally 2020 - National Land Conservation Conference

Portland, OR

Rally is the exciting annual gathering of nearly 2,000 inspired and passionate land conservation practitioners from the US, Canada, South America and beyond, who are dedicated to conserving cherished places in local communities. The Land Trust Alliance is proud to be hosting its 33rd year of Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference, being held in Portland, OR, October 8-10, 2020, at the Oregon Convention Center.

Categories: Conference

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 Summit

The 2020 SHIFT Festival, a 3-day conference held Oct. 14-16 in Jackson Hole, WY, is informed by the Center for Disease Control’s determinants of population health.

Categories: Conference, Summit


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 - 20, 2020

2020 Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit

Mt.Hood Oregon Resort in Welches

The 2020 Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit will bring together two of Oregon’s premier outdoor recreation events: the Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit and Oregon Trails Summit. The combined, high-impact event will convene Oregon’s diverse outdoor community to learn, build relationships and find solutions to the challenges in developing and elevating outdoor recreation opportunities for all.

Categories: Conference, Summit

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

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

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 27 - 29, 2020

2020 NRPA Annual Conference

Orlando, FL

NRPA's annual conference is the premier event of the park and recreation community.

Categories: Conference


October 28 - 30, 2020

AORE Annual Conference

Myrtle Beach, SC

Join us October 28-30th, in the warmth of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as we gather around the campfire together to make connections among colleagues, partners, industries, and the outdoors.

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 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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May 10 - 14, 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