This presentation will discuss the seven biggest considerations for planners and designers when designing near wetlands, streams, forests, and other environmental resources.
10:00 am (Pacific Time)
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Cost (RECORDING):$19 for members (Trail Professional level or higher)
Trails are seen in many shapes and forms, but the best trails are places for users to enjoy for many reasons, as well as connections within communities. Likewise, trails can create spaces with a strong sense of community and extend over, through and around many types of resources. When designing a pedestrian bridge, boardwalk or through the forest, planners and designers should consider seven topics that will have a major impact on the long-term success of a project. Each item marked off the design checklist is another step toward a lasting successful project.
This presentation will discuss the seven biggest considerations for planners and designers when designing near wetlands, streams, forests, and other environmental resources. The discussion will cover how the features in the landscape drive the type of trail, boardwalk or bridge, depending on where it is and how it will be used. The presentation will cover code requirements, trail width, site conditions, geotechnical considerations, structural considerations, permitting, durability and user safety.
This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).
Mr. Daniel Biggs is a registered Landscape Architect with over 15 years of multi-disciplinary experience in all phases of landscape architecture design and environmental planning projects. His background includes leading multi-disciplinary teams on master planning, parks and recreational facilities, multi-use trails, campus improvements, and multi-modal transportation projects. Dan is currently Regional Manager of Weston & Sampson in Albany, NY and leads a multidisciplinary team of landscape architects, engineers, scientists and surveyors, serving the greater northeast. Prior to his current position, Dan led the landscape architecture practice of a specialty bicycle and pedestrian planning and design firm in the Metro Washington, D.C. area. Outside of the office, Dan spends his time hiking, biking, and sailing with family.
Mr. Jason Philbin is president of PermaTrak North America, a concrete boardwalk design-build company. Prior to PermaTrak, Jason was Director of Preconstruction and Area Engineer for multiple geotechnical contractors and pre-engineered bridge manufacturers. Jason is currently a member of ASHE, ASCE and ASLA, and has held each of the officer positions with the Southern Branch of the North Carolina Section of ASCE. Jason holds a BSCE and an MSCE from the University of Kentucky, and is a registered professional engineer. Jason is a two-time Ironman who enjoys using greenways and trails as part of his fitness regime.
Weston & Sampson – https://www.westonandsampson.com/
PermaTrak – https://www.permatrak.com/
K.B. Industries Flexi-pave - http://kbius.com/kbi-products/kbi-flexi-pave/
Invincible Structures - https://invisiblestructures.com/
Maryland Forest Conservation Act - https://dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Pages/programapps/newfca.aspx
Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual & Supplements - https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Jurisdiction-and-Wetlands/Wetland-Delineation-Manual/
AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, DC: 2012.
Protecting Trees in Development - https://extension.psu.edu/a-guide-to-preserving-trees-in-development-projects
Trees and Development: A Technical Guide to Preservation of Trees During Land Development by Neida Matheny and James R. Clark, 1998 - https://wwv.isa-arbor.com/store/product/108
Developing Trails in Sensitive Areas - https://www.railstotrails.org/build-trails/trail-building-toolbox/planning/developing-trails-in-sensitive-areas/
Wetland Trail Design and Construction: 2007 Edition - https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/htmlpubs/htm07232804/toc.htm
Constructing Wetland Boardwalks and Trails - https://www.aswm.org/pdf_lib/2_boardwalk_6_26_06.pdf
Video showing a construction of boardwalk over Tree Roots
Video showing examples of various uses for a PermaTrak system
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Our webinars earn the following credits: AICP CM (1.5), LA CES (1.5), and NRPA CEU petition equivalency (0.10).