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 (Pacific Standard Time)

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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, IT and Project Manager, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

Karen Umphress is the IT and Project Manager for the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC). In this role, she has created projects and given workshops regarding safe and responsible OHV trails throughout the US. Karen graduated college with a double-major of Psychology and Speech Communication. She, along with her husband, have been the Government Relations Officers for 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 was a past American Trails Board member. In addition to motorized recreation, Karen enjoys hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and canoeing.

Contact: karen@nohvcc.org

 

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: russehnes@nohvcc.org

 

​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: markahimmel@gmail.com

 

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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