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The Trail Partnership Research Project

Upcoming: June 20, 2024

This webinar reviews the findings from a study with the Forest Service and National Park Service discussing the factors that make partnerships more or less successful and provides recommendations to improve current and future partnerships.

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.

Creative Trails Programming Through Public-Private Partnerships

August 17, 2023

This webinar will discuss the Gwinnett Trails (Gwinnett County, Georgia) partnership with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Strong4Life wayfinding and activation strategy to encourage and inspire children to build resilience, manage stress, and cope with challenges.

Connecting Communities with Motorized Trails

June 08, 2023

This webinar will detail the journey of the SWOT Project to connect Wyoming communities with motorized trails.

Engage More People, Build New Partnerships, and Raise Awareness of Your Trail by Leveraging National Trails Day®

February 16, 2023

In this webinar, we'll explore creative ways to build community and connect with people in your area who share your love of being outside during National Trails Day® on June 3, 2023.

Collective Impact: Building a Trail Collective

August 25, 2022

This webinar will include presenters from both a newly formed trails collective to a collective that has been around for a few years, providing lessons learned and valuable insights for other communities that are encouraged to do the same.

How to Create and Cultivate a Trail Alliance for Success

August 04, 2022

Learn the steps to take to form a trail alliance in your own community, as well as what it takes to cultivate an existing one with tips for success.

Building Communities in Support of Sustainable, Natural Surface, Multi-Use Public Trails

June 09, 2022

Common grassroots methodologies for building community support for trails.

Successful Partnering for the Appalachian Trail

January 20, 2022

Organizations from along the Appalachian Trail share stories of their success from fruitful partnerships.

Collective Impact and Sustainable Trails

February 18, 2021

Learn how the White Mountain Trail Collective is implementing the Collective Impact Model to add capacity to its partners and change the way they do trail work in the White Mountain National Forest.

Expanding and Strengthening Partnerships and Engagement Opportunities Through Mountain Biking

July 16, 2020

Learn how the growing mountain bike community can increase opportunities for volunteerism and improve all trail users’ enjoyment and safety.

How to Create an Instant Urban Trail

July 09, 2020

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