Why Host the National Trails Symposium? Why would any community take on this enormous responsibility? See A Shared Vision, Spanning Decades: The Redding Area's Trail System By Terry Hanson
15th National Trails Symposium: Redding, California, 2000
On September 21-24, 2000, the 15th National Trails Symposium was enjoyed by several hundred trail ethusiasts. American Trails, the leading national organization that promotes the interests of all types of trail users, is your host for the Symposium. The Symposium, held every two years, is the premier opportunity for trail advocates, managers, planners, and environmental, tourism, and business interests to come together and experience an inspirational, educational, and fun-filled conference.
In the Millennial year, the theme, "Trails and the American Spirit: 2000 and Beyond," explores both the future and the past so that we build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills related to trails. What are we likely to see in the 21st Century? What are the latest or hottest trends affecting us today? What are the trails projects or initiatives that can serve as models for our future? What skills do we want people to have to make them strong and effective trail advocates? These are just some of the topics covered at the conference.
The Symposium and Redding, California
The 15th National Trails Symposium was held September 21-24, 2000 in Redding, California. The City of Redding is the gateway to California's north (see map of northern California), surrounded by the Trinity Alps and the California Cascades. The Sacramento River is another major community asset, running through downtown. A beautiful new bridge for trail users is now under construction. The City has been highly successful in creating an urban trails system focused on the river.
See the map of the Redding vicinity showing state and national parks, lakes, recreation areas, and towns.
See the links below for details of the program, travel, accomodations, and how to register:
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