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16th National Trails Symposium - Orlando, Florida


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  1. Sources of Information - Who Knows What and How Do We Obtain the Research Information? (This is a great university grant/independent study opportunity!)
  2. What are the Most Significant Equine Research Issues We Need to Include?
  3. Where Do We Get the Funds to Maintain a National Equine Research Information Center (clearinghouse) for Equestrians and Land Managers, such as a Website?
  4. Who Needs to Know the Research Information?
  5. What Can Your State or Local Equestrian Organizations Do to Help?
  6. Are You Willing to Serve on an Equestrian National Action Plan Committee?

    The Workshop Goal: Reach a decision on the best way to move forward, if the group as a whole determines that a strategy is feasible and achievable.


    TrailWare: Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) Data Management Software Course

    Time: 3:00 p.m. &endash; 8:30 p.m. -- Cost: $75

    TrailWare 2.0 is a software program for efficiently managing trail data collected through the Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP). TrailWare makes storing and analyzing data easier, allows for creating trail characteristic reports (e.g. grade, cross slope, width, obstructions, and surface) for management purposes, and Trail Access Information reports suitable for distribution to trail users. The course will provide instruction on using TrailWare effectively for trail data management. Participants will learn how to enter data, perform data analysis, and create and use reports. Registration fee includes course materials, TrailWare 2.0 Software CD, and dinner. NOTE: It is recommended that participants bring a portable computer to the course that is ready for the installation of TrailWare (Windows 95 or newer/Mac OS 8.1 or newer; 32 MB RAM; CD-ROM or ZIP drive). Contact Beneficial Designs at: for more information about computer requirements.

    Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) Coordinator Workshop #2
    2 Day Workshop: Thursday and Friday (
    see other UTAP training opportunities)

    Time: 7:30 a.m. &endash; 4:30 p.m.-- Cost: $395

    The UTAP is an inventory process that provides objective information about trail conditions (e.g. grade, cross slope, width). The information obtained through an assessment can be used by land managers to enhance the safety and enjoyment of trails users (by providing accurate, objective information about the on-trail conditions), monitor environmental impact of the trail, prepare budgets, develop maintenance and construction plans, and identify potential access barriers. The two-day workshop combines classroom and practical, hands-on trail assessment experience to ensure that participants have the skills and confidence to conduct assessments. Registration fee includes transportation from Disney's Coronado Springs Resort to classroom/trail sites, training materials, and lunches. State Trail Administrators interested in attending should contact the American Trails office to receive complimentary registration.

Registration information is available on the American Trails website or download the pdf version of the Registration Brochure. -- or Download and print Registration Form -- On-line Registration -- Mobile Workshops -- Field Trips -- See biographies of speakers and program presenters

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