American Trails brings agencies, trail builders, planners, architects, advocates, and volunteers the latest in state-of-the-art information on all aspects of trails and greenways. Our webinars focus on a variety of trail topics, usually applicable to all trail types, with expert presenters. Webinar topics are chosen from current cutting-edge trail topics selected from attendee/presenter suggestions as well as recent popular conference sessions.


Upcoming Webinars


Feb 29

Trail Assessment for Accessibility and Sustainability

February 29, 2024

This webinar will explore the process of assessing natural surface pedestrian trails for accessibility and sustainability and will focus on developing new trails as well as conversion of existing trails.

Mar 07

Giving Back to the Trail and Building Community During National Trails Day®

March 07, 2024

Discover how your organization and trail(s) can take advantage of National Trails Day®.

Mar 14

Cultural Landscape Training Framework

March 14, 2024

This webinar will provide an exclusive first walk through of the Cultural Landscape Training Framework showcasing how outdoor professionals can embrace multiple perspectives of the Indigenous landscapes they work on.

Mar 21

Celebrate Trails Day: An Overview of the Celebration + Ways to Engage

March 21, 2024

During the webinar, the speakers will provide an overview of Celebrate Trails Day, share ways to get involved, and will go over the tools and materials they will provide to help you plan, promote, and participate in the celebration.

Mar 28

Six Steps to Build a TrailNation™

March 28, 2024

This webinar will highlight the six actionable strategies for building trail networks that are especially relevant to Main Street programs, as noted in Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s TrailNation™ Playbook.

Apr 11

Adaptive Trail Mobility Equipment and Programming 101

April 11, 2024

This webinar will discuss adaptive recreation equipment and programming, as well as funding resources that can help facilitate equipment purchases and programming.

Apr 25

Community Driven: How Engagement Guides the Vision and Planning of a Community Wide Trail Network

April 25, 2024

With an emphasis on community wide trail networks, the best practices explored in this session will better equip professionals and community members toward creating vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable communities through trail development.

May 23

Building Adaptive Trail Programming: Lessons from the Field

May 23, 2024

This webinar will introduce best practices for implementing an adaptive hiking program showcasing two successful programs.

May 30

Communicate, Educate, and Inform Where Visitors are Planning Their Adventures

May 30, 2024

AllTrails will bring together case studies from their Public Lands Partners to have an open discussion about how they are working to mitigate these issues through their Public Lands program and contribute to improving the overall experience of visitors and staff.

Jul 18

Grants for Trails: Finding, Applying, and Managing

July 18, 2024

Introduction to grant funding for trails: how to find, apply for, and manage grants.

Jul 25

Indigenous Placemaking Along Canadian Trails

July 25, 2024

Learn how indigenous operators have used trails to showcase traditional cultural experiences, ancient canoe routes, traditional culinary experiences, indigenous storytelling, along with many more.

Sep 26

Assessing and Advancing Belonging

September 26, 2024

This interactive workshop provides a framework for honestly evaluating your organization's or community's stage of inclusion.

 

An American Trails webinar typically lasts between 60 to 90 minutes, with around 10-30 minutes for Q&A at the end. All webinars are recorded, offer free learning credits, offer real-time closed captioning in English (other languages available upon request), and attendees are sent a link to the recording, closed caption transcript, and resources slide within 2 days post-webinar (or immediately for archived webinars).


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Disclaimer

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. Unless specific situations are noted by presenters, nothing in American Trails webinars should be considered to be interpreted as a standard.

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By registering for our webinars, you submit your information to the webinar organizer and associated presenters and sponsors, who may use it to communicate with you regarding this event and their other services. Your organization may also be added to the American Trails Business Directory. You can easily cancel your registration at any time.

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