Why Resolve Conflict When You Can Prevent It?

During this webinar, we will describe the ways in which most conflicts can be avoided before they ever start. The presentation will focus on motorized and non-motorized trail use conflicts, but the principles can be applied to any type of trail conflict.

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January 28, 2016

10:30 AM to 10:30 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Mountain Time)
12:30 PM to 12:30 PM (Central Time)
01:30 PM to 01:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Cost (RECORDING):

$19 for members (Trail Professional level or higher)
$39 for nonmembers

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    Webinar Outline


    MAINE'S DOWN EAST SUNRISE TRAIL PROVIDES RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF TRAIL USERS (PHOTO CREDIT: SALLY JACOBS)

    MAINE'S DOWN EAST SUNRISE TRAIL PROVIDES RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF TRAIL USERS (PHOTO CREDIT: SALLY JACOBS)

    Conflict has come into focus in the trail world during the past few years. New and different ideas have been tried, but the best resolution for conflicts is a tried and true method. During this webinar, we will describe the ways in which most conflicts can be avoided before they ever start. The presentation will focus on motorized and non-motorized trail use conflicts, but the principles can be applied to any type of trail conflict.

    Key Learning Points—Why Resolve Conflict When You Can Prevent It?:

    1. Conflict 101

    • The causes of conflict
    • Conflict in society
    • Removing and preventing conflict in society

    2. The Essentials of Preventing Conflict

    3. Lewis and Clark National Forest

    • Backcountry Horsemen and Great Falls trail bike riders work things out
    • Partnership within the forest
    • The ingredients for success

    4. Lessons learned


    Presenters


    Karen Umphress, Owner, UP! Outside

    Karen Umphress has been active on trails her entire life, starting with hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and canoeing with her family. She then added Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation. For close to a decade, she was the IT and Project Manager for the NOHVCC. She and her husband have been the Government Relations Officers for the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) District 23 (also known as the Amateur Riders Motorcycle Association) since 1999. Karen is a founding member of a local dirt bike club, the Twin Cities Trail Riders, and serves on 2 MN state motorized recreation coalitions, the Minnesota Motorized Trail Coalition and the Coalition for Recreational Trail Users. Karen is an Advisor for American Trails board after having been a member of the Board of Directors for over 10 years. She is also the Minnesota State Chapter Coordinator and a Congresswoman for the American Motorcyclist Association. Karen Umphress is a Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM). She created UP! Outside (UP) in October of 2017.

    Contact: [email protected]

     

    Russ Ehnes, Executive Director, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

    Russ Ehnes is the Executive Director of the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC). He has lived in Great Falls, Montana his entire life. He began riding motorcycles with his family when he was five. He has enjoyed trail riding as well as competitively racing motorcycles until the mid-eighties. Since then, Russ has turned his attention to off-road advocacy, dual-sport riding and trail riding with his wife, two children, parents, and friends. He is the current Past-President of the Montana Trail Vehicle Riders Association (MTVRA) and is President of the Great Falls Trail Bike Riders Association (GFTBRA). Russ is the current Chairman of the Montana OHV Grant Advisory Committee. Russ has been an active participant in several US Forest Service Travel Planning and Forest Plan Revision processes in Montana and is currently a member of the Federal Advisory Committee for the Forest Service Planning Rule.

    Contact: [email protected]

     

    ​Mark Himmel, Past Chair, Back Country Horsemen of Montana

    Mark Himmel began riding horses in his youth. Through his teenage years he also rode motorcycles. After he married his wife Sandy and moved to Great Falls, Montana, they bought horses and began riding together in 1991. Mark’s two children, who are now adults, also ride horses. Mark joined the C.M Russell Back Country Horsemen in Great Falls, Montana in 1997 and served as a Director, Vice President, and President. After four years as President of the local organization, Mark served as Treasurer, Vice Chair, and Chairman of the Back Country Horsemen of Montana. Mark is currently serving as Past Chair of Back Country Horsemen of Montana and is eager to serve on the national level as well.

    Contact: [email protected]

     

    Webinar Resources

    National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council

    http://nohvcc.org/

    Back Country Horsemen of Montana

    http://www.bchmt.org/

    Back Country Horsemen of America

    http://www.bcha.org/

    Great Falls Trail Bike Riders Association

    http://gftbra.tripod.com

    “Dirt Bike and Horse Encounter on the Trail”

    http://www.onthecommons.org/magazine/elinor-ostroms-8-principles-managing-commmons

    Elinor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics winner (for her lifetime of scholarly work investigating how communities succeed or fail at managing common pool (finite) resources)

    http://www.onthecommons.org/magazine/elinor-ostroms-8-principles-managing-commmons


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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.


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