Innovative Approaches for Sustainable Trails: Crawford Path Case Study

This webinar will discuss new, innovative approaches for a more sustainable future on trails.

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December 03, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost:

  • CEUs are FREE for this webinar.
  • Note:

    Closed Captioning is available for this webinar.
    Learning Credits
    are available for this webinar.


    Webinar Outline

    Crawford Path is the oldest continuously maintained foot path in the U.S. for recreational use. Established in 1819 to lead people to the top of Mount Washington, New Hampshire it has faced many challenges. Changes and challenges faced include changing land ownership, partial Appalachian Trail designation, sharing a boundary of the Presidential – Dry River Wilderness, rare plant habitat, heavy use, extreme and changing weather patterns, and lacking funding for maintenance. Crawford Path’s bicentennial celebration also presented opportunities to raise awareness and bring trail maintainers together for some new, innovative approaches for more sustainable future on trails. Join us to take home some important ideas for sustainable trails!

    Learning Objectives:

    • Lessons from managing the oldest recreation trail in America
    • How leveraging investments on trails and into partnerships pays off
    • Ways the White Mountains are making poorly built trails more sustainable

    Questions from the Webinar


    This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).


    Webinar Partners


    Cristin Bailey, District Trails Manager, White Mountain National Forest Saco Ranger District, USDA Forest Service

    Cristin (who goes by Bailey) has been working on remote, backcountry trails in the Northeastern United States since 1997. In 2018 Cristin was in a special detail as the Crawford Path Trail Project Manager. Crawford Path celebrated 200 years in 2019. The 2018 trail work that kicked off the trail's bicentennial was worked on by over 300 people, including dozens of trail partners, working together towards a more sustainable model in protecting the trails and preserving the legacy of White Mountain Trail Work.


    Webinar Resources

    White Mountain National Forest

    NHH State Parks

    Appalachian Mountain Club

    OBP Trailworks

    SCA NH Corps

    Mount Washington Observatory

    Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

    Randolph Mountain Club

    Dartmouth Outing Club

    Cardigan Highlanders

    OH Association

    White Mountain Trail Collective

    Mount Washington Auto Road

    Cog Railway

    Closed Captioning

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    Learning Credits and CEUs

    American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

    • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
    • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH)
    • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
    • CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations

    Learning credits are free for American Trails webinars and are either free or a $15 fee for other conferences, webinars, or workshops.


    While we may individually agree (or disagree) in whole or in part with any or all of the participants, the views expressed in these webinars are not necessarily representative of the views of American Trails as an organization or its board and staff.

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