​American Trails brings agencies, trailbuilders, advocates, and volunteers the latest in state-of-the-art information on all aspects of trails and greenways. Our webinars focus on very specific trail topics and usually include one to three presenters skilled on the topic.

Upcoming Webinars

Jun 11

Gatehouses and Greenways: Interactive Community Engagement for Trails

June 11, 2020

This webinar will provide attendees with ideas and solutions for getting projects implemented through creative coalitions and engagement activities.

Categories: Funding and Planning, Advocacy and Promotion, Making the Case for Trails, Community Case Studies, Community Development, Benefits of Trails, Active Living
Jun 18

CEQA Strategies to Streamline Wildfire Fuel Reduction

June 18, 2020

The session will provide an overview of the new statewide California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP) and provide practical and helpful “how to” information about using the CalVTP Program EIR (instead of your own!) to streamline fire fuel projects.

Categories: Management and Maintenance
Jun 25

The Greenway Imperative: A Call to Action

June 25, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 has heightened the role that greenways and conserved greenspace play in providing critically important outdoor space for human activity, while at the same time promoting public health, safety, and well-being.

Categories: Benefits of Trails, Health Benefits, Social Benefits, General Interest, Training and Education
Jun 30

Sustainable Advantage: Outdoor Recreation and Rural Community Development in California

June 30, 2020

This webinar will summarize the main findings from multiple interviews on the dynamics with state and local stakeholders in government, business, and nonprofit who work in rural communities on outdoor recreation.

Categories: Advocacy and Promotion, Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits, Social Benefits
Jul 09

How to Create an Instant Urban Trail

July 09, 2020

Hear the story of how a trail was created by a small group in nine months for $600 and learn the trail components incorporated to make the trail so popular.

Categories: Funding and Planning
Jul 21

Advancing Trails Through Maps, Apps, and Analysis Tools

July 21, 2020

This webinar will introduce participants to new tools and technologies being used to advance trail projects around the country.

Categories: Funding and Planning, Management and Maintenance, E-bikes & Emerging Technologies, Trail Inventory
Aug 06

Trail Analytics and Data Storytelling

August 06, 2020

This webinar will share a spectrum of data analysis and scenario planning tools that can be used to help plan and design new or existing trails.

Categories: Funding and Planning, Design and Building
Aug 13

Balancing Recreational Area Use with Homelessness and Vagrancy

August 13, 2020

This webinar will share how the City of Modesto, CA, dealt with the challenge of homelessness and vagrancy in their parks and trails.

Categories: Management and Maintenance, Best Management Practices (BMPs), Crime
Oct 01

Managing High-Use Trails

October 01, 2020

Learn how trail steward and trailbuilding programs have worked to make the public better informed, more responsible trails users while protecting the resource.

Categories: Management and Maintenance, Best Management Practices (BMPs), Trail Capacity, Volunteers
Oct 15

Using Volunteers to Maintain Trails in Parks

October 15, 2020

Learn the ins and out of developing a program by establishing trust and delegating to a volunteer leader so an employee can manage the project.

Categories: Management and Maintenance, Best Management Practices (BMPs), Volunteers
Oct 22

Make it Count: Collecting and Applying Trail Count Data

October 22, 2020

Learn from industry experts, advocates, and practitioners about how to collect and apply trail count data, and how to leverage that data in order to achieve meaningful, tangible changes in your community.

Categories: Design and Building, Trail Design, Management and Maintenance, Best Management Practices (BMPs), Trail Inventory

An American Trails webinar typically lasts an hour and a half and includes at least 15 minutes for Q&A at the end. All webinars are recorded and can be purchased at a later date to view at your convenience.

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Interested in being a presenter or sponsoring/supporting a webinar? Suggestions on webinar topics? Fill out this form providing details about a potential webinar and email to:

Candace Gallagher, Webinar Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (530) 605-4395

Closed Captioning

We offer multi-lingual closed captioning in over 100 languages for our webinars, thanks to a partnership with VZP Digital. English closed captioning is included complimentary for all webinars. If you need an additional language please email us prior to the webinar. An unedited transcript will be sent to all attendees following each webinar.


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.