Trail Planning and Design: Foundations of Success

This webinar will review several common approaches and technologies for trail planning and design projects and provide attendees with real world examples.

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December 07, 2023

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

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

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FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE

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This webinar is free to the public thanks to a generous sponsorship from MassTrails.

 


Webinar Outline


Trail planning and design utilize a variety of approaches, tools, and techniques. This webinar will review several common approaches and technologies and provide attendees with real world examples of trail planning and design projects. Additionally, we’ll explore the phases of trail planning and design and the specific outputs associated with: trail feasibility studies, conceptual plans, master plans, field design and specification.

This webinar is part of a four-part webinar series hosted by the Professional TrailBuilders Association. Join us for all four webinars (or view the recordings):

Learning Objectives:

  • Common approaches, techniques and technologies used in trail planning and design.
  • Trail planning phases and related documents (feasibility study, master plan, conceptual plan, field design, trail specifications)
  • Explore real world applications of planning and design, including common pitfalls and successful strategies for mitigating them

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

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    Jon Altschuld, Founder and Principal, Chinook Landscape Architecture, LLC
    Centennial, Colorado

    Jon Altschuld is Landscape Architect (Colorado and California) with over 12 years of experience. As the founder and principal of Chinook Landscape Architecture, he is experienced in the design of natural areas, trails and open spaces, ecological restoration, parks, streetscapes, and transportation planning, and has an expertise in drone data collection, presentation graphics, 3D visualizations, master planning, and GIS mapping applications. His visualization work has been featured in the ASLA’s sustainable design practices video series and in various news pieces on new construction projects. Jon has taught numerous software workshops and given professional training on SketchUp, Vue, CAD, Lumion, and Adobe Graphics programs within the Planning, Architecture, & Landscape Architecture fields. Jon is currently co-authoring 'Drones in Professional Practice,' an educational and professional book set to be nationally published in late 2020.

     

    Jeremy Wimpey, Ph.D., Principal, Applied Trails Research
    Staunton, Virginia

    Jeremy Wimpey, PhD. is one of the country’s leading recreation ecology practitioners. His applied field investigations help public lands managers understand the phenomena and mechanisms associated with visitor-use-related-impacts to wildlife, water, vegetation, and soils as and impacts to other recreationists (degradation or enhancement of users' experiences) in outdoor settings. His efforts focus on estimation of recreation demand, wildland recreation classification/resource inventory, public involvement, social impact analysis, state comprehensive planning, site design, land acquisition, use measurement, impact assessment, and facility operation/maintenance. His unique background— academic, trail enthusiast, entrepreneur— brings an innovative and holistic approach to providing solutions for recreation management challenges.

     

    Aaryn Kay, Executive Director, Professional TrailBuilders Association
    Boulder, Colorado

    Aaryn has been working with PTBA since 2017 and has been working in the trail industry since 2002. During that time, Aaryn has worked with more than one hundred non-profits in almost every U.S. state and Canadian province with specialities in development, communications, strategy, and assessment. In 2009, she co-founded Kay-Linn Enterprises to provide a trail development and non-profit management services to communities. Prior to Kay-Linn, Aaryn coordinated trailbuilding and advocacy events, co-taught 150 weekend long trailbuilding seminars for volunteers and land managers in 32 states, instructed a graduate-level environmental education course at Duke University, and directed Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment’s Community Outreach. Aaryn has a Masters in Environmental Management and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Duke University.

     


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