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Social Media + Trails: Growing and Engaging Your Followers

July 18, 2019

With the growing popularity of social media many trail professionals have questions and concerns about what social media can mean for their trails. This webinar will help answer those questions.

Designing Near Wetlands, Streams, Forests, and Other Environmental Resources

June 20, 2019

This presentation discusses the seven biggest considerations for planners and designers when designing near wetlands, streams, forests, and other environmental resources.

Improve Your Volunteer Stewardship Toolbox

May 30, 2019

Managing volunteers to achieve high quality trail stewardship work for land managers is not easy. Learn from three organizations about the tools and resources available to you that will help you start, expand or enhance your outdoor stewardship volunteer program, achieving your goals, and providing exceptional service to land managers.

Trail Towns - Leveraging Trails for Community and Economic Development

March 21, 2019

Take an in depth look at Trail Towns through programs in Kentucky and Michigan. Learn how community partners work to implement economic development, recreation and quality of life planning through Trail Towns.

Now That e-Bikes Are On Trails, What Do We Know?

February 28, 2019

Drawing from a recently published online study out of Portland State University, on-the-ground knowledge from Jefferson County, CO, and trail management lessons from Europe, this webinar will provide attendees a range of case studies at the local, state, federal, and international levels to understand and manage e-bikes on a variety of infrastructure.

Investment Opportunity: How to Make Your Trail Irresistible to Private Funders

January 17, 2019

This webinar includes presenters that have successfully courted private foundations to give you a holistic view of how projects can be pushed to the next level by engaging the private sector.

Building Strong Volunteer Partner Organizations: A Success Story

December 06, 2018

With increased use of our public trails and limitations on agency resources, how can volunteer organizations be more responsive and effective partners? Join us to learn about a successful statewide effort in Colorado—the Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition (COSC) -- that is laying the groundwork for advancing the state’s stewardship movement by building a stronger and more effective infrastructure of volunteer programs across the state.

Managing Winter Trails: Increasing Opportunities and Adapting to Climate Change

November 15, 2018

The webinar will be centered around groomed winter trails for XC skiers, but will also address the importance of providing opportunities for snowshoeing, fatbiking, winter hiking, and winter trail running.

Working Together to Develop, Promote, and Fund Active Tourism

October 11, 2018

This webinar explores how to work with tourism officials and/or economic development councils to drive economic development.

The Devil is in the Details: Common Trail Design Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

September 20, 2018

The goal of this webinar is to teach planners, landscape architects, engineers, and trail committee volunteers a variety of best practices for trail design. Hard surfaced trails are not as easy to design as they seem.

How They Did It: Advocacy, Planning, and Creating Equestrian Trails Through Organization

August 23, 2018

In partnership with the Equine Land Conservation Resource, this webinar will explain how joining or creating an organization will help in addressing issues such as poor trail design, lack of maintenance, and general misunderstanding of horses that can result in loss of trail access. Please note: This webinar can apply to all trail activities, but examples in this webinar reference equestrian trails.

Engage Your Elected Officials! The Importance of Political Leadership

July 26, 2018

Moderated by Brian Housh with Rails to Trails Conservancy and presented by a panel of elected officials, this webinar will discuss successful tactics & strategies employed to establish funding mechanisms and innovative policy initiatives that support the development of trail networks demanded by constituents.