Sustainable Trails for All

This webinar will provide an overview of pedestrian sustainable trails for all for federal, state, and local agency and organization trail managers, planners and designers who are responsible for policy, budget, and trail construction oversight.

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March 08, 2018

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: FREE


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Webinar Outline

This program will provide an overview of pedestrian sustainable trails for all for federal, state, and local agency and organization trail managers, planners and designers who are responsible for policy, budget, and trail construction oversight. This webinar will focus on how to create pedestrian trails which can serve people of all ages and abilities while reducing maintenance cost.


  • Understand the major provisions of the ABA Trail Accessibility Standards
  • Learn how federal agencies will apply and benefit from using these trail standards
  • Understand how state and local agencies/organizations can apply and benefit from these trail standards
  • Learn from an on-the-ground perspective
  • Learn about resources for pedestrian sustainable trails

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


Webinar Partners


Janet Zeller, National Accessibility Program Manager, USDA Forest Service

Janet Zeller is the National Accessibility Program Manager for the U.S. Forest Service. She and her team are responsible for the accessibility of the facilities, programs and policies across the 193 million acres of the National Forest System. Janet was the lead author of the Forest Service Outdoor Recreation and Trail Accessibility Guidelines.

She instructs accessibility and universal design of programs and facilities at a wide range of training sessions nationally. She also represents the Forest Service working on accessibility issues with partners, organizations, States, and other federal agencies, including with the U.S. Access Board and the Department of Justice.

Janet is a lifelong outdoor recreationist and a certified instructor trainer in canoeing and sea kayaking. She is a graduate of UNH with a Master’s degree from URI.


Peter S. Jensen, Trail Planner/Builder, Peter S. Jensen & Associates
Washington, Vermont

Peter S. Jensen is a trail planner/builder with more than 45 years experience planning and constructing pedestrian trails throughout the northeastern United States. His company has planned and built many miles of trail through open and forested terrain for a variety of non-profit and government clients. His philosophy is to plan and construction trails which minimize impact to the environment and provide the greatest access for all people. In the late 1990's he served as the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s representative to the U. S. Access Board’s Regulatory Negotiation Committee on Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas where he helped shape guidelines for development of new trails, camping facilities, picnic sites, and beaches. Peter S. Jensen & Associates, LLC continues to plan, design, construct, and consult on the development of sustainable trails for all people. The group also is involved in technical skills training for youth, volunteers, and agency/non-profit staff, an important component of their work. Peter S. Jensen &Associates, LLC has been a member of the Professional Trailbuilders Association (PTBA) since 2001.


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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) (most HSW approved)
  • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
  • CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations

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