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Past events from August 2014

August 6, 2014 —Webinar: Intersections and Protected Bike Lanes

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.This webinar focuses on the most forward-looking work related to protected bike lanes at intersections, as well as lessons that can be learned from Dutch design. Presenters will discuss geometric techniques for managing speed and mitigating right turn issues and best practices for signal phasing and mixing zones. We ask “What do next-generation protected bike lanes at intersections look like?” and discuss how North American intersections designs can look and function more like their Dutch counterparts.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/event/GLP_080614

August 6, 2014 —Webinar: Neighborhood Wayfinding: What You Need to Know to Get Involved

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Easter Seals Project Action. How well does your community help you find your way? Are there services you would like to use, like public transit, but find it hard to figure out how to access them? Do you avoid places because the route to those places is difficult to navigate? This session will teach you about wayfinding and transportation connections, enabling you to help your community leaders make good choices for spending local dollars on signs and strategies to help you and others find the way to places in your community you would like to reach!
  • Info: http://www.projectaction.org/News/tabid/727/token/detail/nid/142/Default.aspx 

August 7, 2014 — Webinar: Accessible Routes - Advanced Session

  • Online Webinar: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Access Board. Advanced level discussion of the requirements for accessible routes in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards. Presenters will address in greater detail topics and issues concerning accessible routes, including connection to required clear floor spaces, door maneuvering clearances, and exterior routes. They also will answer questions submitted from attendees in advance and those posed during the webinar session.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/Schedule/#nextSession

August 7-10, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Boulder, CO
  • Hosted by: Boulder Mountainbike Alliance. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=434&reset=1

August 14-17, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Vail, CO
  • Hosted by: Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=422&reset=1

August 16-19, 2014 — Great Trails: OHV Location & Design Clinics with Dick Dufourd

  • Great Falls, MT
  • The sessions include one day in the classroom and three days in the field. The classroom session will include a practical exercise and will discuss topics such as: what makes a great trail great, principles of OHV management, how to provide for the rider's needs while protecting resources, the role of engineering and physics in sustainable design, how to play with the landscape, understanding controls and constraints, how to manage water with tread watersheds, and 10 things that a trail locator must know before going to the field. The first field day will be spent touring existing trail locations and discussing issues, options, and solutions. For the last two days, the group will be divided into teams and each team will be assigned a route to layout and design.
  • Info: http://www.recconnect.biz/Seminars-Workshops/Upcoming+Workshops/default.aspx

August 19, 2014 — Webinar: Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations

  • Online Webinar: 1 pm to 2 pm CDT
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed a new guide that gives law enforcement and community partners advice, guidance, and promising practices for setting up and conducting effective pedestrian safety enforcement operations and reducing pedestrian fatalities. To be released this summer, Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations: A How-To Guide offers detailed information about planning, conducting, and following up enforcement operations, as well as case studies highlighting successful programs from across the country. This session will include presentations and a discussion with the guide’s authors and two case study programs.
  • Info: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/306931298

August 19-23, 2014 — Annual NOHVCC and INOHVAA Joint Conference

  • Great Falls, MT
  • The annual meeting of off-highway vehiucle managers, state and federal OHV program staff, and supporting organizations. Programs include: *OHV Trails Training from an expert; *Program Managers Round Table; *OHV training for Dirt bikes, ATVs, and ROVs; *OHV trails guidebook and the Getting Started in Riding project; *Youth Corps members will once again be presenting; *presentations regarding successful OHV projects; *The New US Forest Service Planning Rule.
  • Info: see NOIHVCC website

August 20-24, 2014 — International Mountain Bicycling World Summit

  • Steamboat Springs, CO
  • The IMBA World Summit is a biennial event that brings together mountain bike enthusiasts, volunteers, trail builders and thought leaders with bike industry representatives, land managers and government officials from across the U.S. and around the world. The summit is a unique opportunity for people to share ideas, learn new things and ride great trails in a beautiful destination.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/world-summit

August 23-26, 2014 — Great Trails: OHV Location & Design Clinics with Dick Dufourd

  • Great Falls, MT
  • The sessions include one day in the classroom and three days in the field. The classroom session will include a practical exercise and will discuss topics such as: what makes a great trail great, principles of OHV management, how to provide for the rider's needs while protecting resources, the role of engineering and physics in sustainable design, how to play with the landscape, understanding controls and constraints, how to manage water with tread watersheds, and 10 things that a trail locator must know before going to the field. The first field day will be spent touring existing trail locations and discussing issues, options, and solutions. For the last two days, the group will be divided into teams and each team will be assigned a route to layout and design.
  • Info: http://www.recconnect.biz/Seminars-Workshops/Upcoming+Workshops/default.aspx

August 25, 2014 — Webinar: Extend the Life of Asphalt

  • Online Webinar: 1 pm to 2 pm CDT
  • In this free one-hour webinar, Robert Cummins, retired Ohio Department of Transportation construction manager (13 years) and pavement manager (17 years), and Michael Freisthler, owner of BioBased Spray Systems, LLC, will explain how BIORESTOR Asphalt Rejuvenator works to rev up road performance, saving money, conserving energy and reducing emissions in the process. A square yard of asphalt 2 inches thick requires 3 gallons of petroleum as either fuel to haul, heat to manufacture or asphalt cement to hold it together.
  • Info: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/780206854

August 28, 2014 — Webinar: Fundamentals of Mountain Trail Sustainability ~ Part 2 of 3

Past events from July 2014

July 2, 2014 — Webinar: Accessibility and Protected (Green) Lanes

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
  • This webinar examines how some cities address the challenge of designing protected bike lanes (green lanes) that meet the accessibility guidelines for people with physical disabilities. The session includes a discussion of the current guidance related to accessibility and protected lanes; examples include solutions to help pedestrians with visual impairments navigate raised cycle tracks, getting paratransit vehicles to the curb, bus islands, detectable warnings, and more. This webinar is sponsored by People Powered Movement and APBP.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/event/GLP_070214

July 3, 2014 — Webinar: Organizational Models for Public Involvement

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Creating Great Communities through Public Involvement will explain why public involvement is necessary, identify the types of public involvement, and review organizational models and opportunities for public involvement. Attendees will learn specific institutional changes they can make to better involve the public in all projects and programs, thereby creating better communities for walking and bicycling. Presented by Peter Lagerwey, Seattle Regional Office Director, Toole Design Group.
  • Info: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/918249618

July 9-13, 2014 — Ice Age Trail University

  • Merrill, WI
  • Vision + Skills + Incentives + Resources + Action Plan = Positive Change! Ever wonder why a drainage structure is built where it is? Or how to craft a sustainable rock wall or feed 100 hungry trail builders? These topics and more will be offered this year at IAT-U.
  • Info: http://mobileskills.iceagetrail.org/event-registration

July 10-13, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Winona, MN
  • Hosted by: Winona Area Mountain Bikers. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=411&reset=1

July 10, 2014 —Navigating MAP-21 Workshop

  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Advocacy Advance Workshops train citizens on getting their communities to unlock federal dollars for biking & walking. During these workshops, we'll look at where dollars are tied up at the state, regional and local level-- and how those dollars can support better infrastructure and programs. With a focus on the current transportation bill, Navigating MAP-21 Workshop participants will learn how to maximize funding in the Transportation Alternatives Program and utilize all MAP-21 funding programs for bicycle and pedestrian projects at the state and local levels.
  • Info: http://www.advocacyadvance.org/trainings/registration/chattanooga-tn

July 15, 2014 — CA Council of Land Trusts: California Mitigation Summit

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • The conference offers unequaled access to, and rich content for, public agencies, project proponents, land trusts, and environmental consultants. Keynote speakers from California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Bureau of Land Management and federal agency directors and experts in the field of mitigation will provide thought-provoking panel discussions, including new approaches for mitigation work in California.
  • Info: http://www.calandtrusts.org

July 15, 2014 — Webinar: State Funding Sources for Walking and Biking Projects

  • Online Webinar: 2-3:00 pm ET
  • As the federal funding landscape changes for active transportation funding, more and more states are turning to local public revenue sources to raise the local match or fully fund bicycling and walking projects. Join this webinar to hear about the revenue sources that states are using to fund active transportation projects, and how advocates are working with State Legislatures to pass statutes that ensure bicycling and walking projects have access to dedicated state funds. 
  • Info: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/458855440 

July 16, 2014 — Webinar: From Fast to Safer: Best Practices Where Road Speeds Change

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Individual webinars cost $50 per session for APBP members (non-members pay $85). Register for a full year of webinars and get 12 webinars for the price of 10 (APBP members pay $500; non-members pay $850). See web page for details of upcoming APBP webinars.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/event/2014_12webinars

July 17, 2014 — Webinar: Urban Trails in Difficult Places

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails presents this webinar on solving problems in the most challenging urban trail situations. How do you design and build urban greenways through narrow corridors threaded with utilities, flowing streams, drainage structures, bridges. You'll learn from a variety of completed projects involving creative partnerships, as well as engineering solutions including walls, cantilevers, floodways, and other structures. Presenters are Bob Searns, The Greenway Team; Chuck Flink, FASLA; and Bill Nuemann, DHM Design.
  • Info: http://www.americantrails.org/nttp/webinars-american-trails.html

July 17-20, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Brookings, SD
  • Hosted by: Brookings Mountain Bike Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=435&reset=1

July 19-20, 2014 — Crew Leader Training

  • Aspen, CO
  • Hosted by: Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers. Crew Leader training consists of two full-day sessions where trainees are introduced to RFOV's mission and how projects are run, followed by instruction on leadership basics, trail construction and maintenance techniques. Training is free to those who pledge to lead an RFOV volunteer crew on at least two projects during 2014. For participants who will not be volunteering with RFOV after training, there is a $100 fee to help cover the cost of the training manual, snacks and dinner on Saturday.
  • Info: http://rfov.org/programs-events/training/

July 20-21, 2014 — Sustainable Summits: The International Mountain Conference on Environmental Practices

  • Golden, CO
  • The American Alpine Club is hosting a summit of land managers, climbers, planners and scientists representing the world’s mountainous regions. The conference focus is to shape and share environmentally sustainable solutions in mountain areas along with developing global partnerships.
  • Info: http://www.americanalpineclub.org/p/sustainable_summits

July 27-31, 2014 — Comprehensive Bicycle Design and Engineering 1.0

  • Portland, OR
  • This course will cover the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of interactive classroom and field experience. It will bring you up to speed on the cutting edge in practice and research and offer valuable skills for your professional life. Instructors will integrate transit access and connections, bridges, trail crossings, and other special features into discussions, while using project examples to highlight practical applications of the principles and techniques covered. Effective education and encouragement programs, including public involvement strategies, will also be discussed.
  • Info: http://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/comprehensive-bicycle-design-engineering-10

July 31-August 3, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Winter Park, CO
  • Hosted by: Headwaters Trails Alliance. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=417&reset=1

July 31-August 3, 2014 — Outdoor Retailers

  • Salt Lake City

Past events from June 2014

June 6, 2014 —Wigwam Drainage Structure Maintenance and Installation Skills Training

  • Bailey, CO
  • Hosted by: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado with U.S. Forest Service South Platte Ranger District. The erosive force of water is usually the most destructive element acting upon a trail. Diverting surface water off the trail is part of an effective maintenance program. Learn how to construct and maintain various types of drainage structures using rock and natural surface materials.
  • Info: http://www.voc.org/project/wigwam-drainage-structure-maintenance-and-installation-skills-training

June 7, 2014 — National Trails Day

  • On trails everywhere!
  • American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is the country’s largest celebration of trails. National Trails Day events include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more.
  • Info: http://www.americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/

June 8-12, 2014 — 51st International Making Cities Livable Conference

  • Portland, OR
  • We have made great strides in combatting obesity by improving the walkability of our cities and suburbs, but there is still much to be done. At this conference, we will examine the best and most cost effective strategies and design solutions to improve health and well-being for all.
  • Info: http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/51st-imcl-conference

June 11, 2014 — Webinar: Treated Wood Risk Assessment

June 11-15, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Munising, MI
  • Hosted by: Munising Bay Trail Network. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=403&reset=1

June 12, 2014 — Navigating MAP-21 Workshop

  • Carrboro, NC
  • Hosted by: Advocacy Advance, Carrboro Bicycle Coalition, Town of Carrboro. Advocacy Advance Workshops train citizens on how to maximize funding in the Transportation Alternatives Program and utilize all MAP-21 funding programs for bicycle and pedestrian projects at the state and local levels. With a focus on the current transportation bill, we'll look at where dollars are tied up at the state, regional and local level -- and how those dollars can support better infrastructure and programs.
  • Info: http://www.advocacyadvance.org/trainings/registration/carrboro-nc-durham-region

June 13, 2014 — Fifth Annual Iowa Trails Summit

  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Trails and community development experts will share ideas and innovations designed to influence the future of trails, outdoor recreation, and economic development in Iowa. More than 20 scheduled speakers represent a diversity of trail users. This year’s event promises to provide the most power-packed group of experts on Iowa trails development; innovators and innovations that can change the future; and ideas for building public engagement. Topics include climate change and the wonders of a child’s adventurous mind. There will be special presentations on new trails attractions from all corners of Iowa.
  • Info: http://iowatrailssummit.org/2014-summit/

June 16-18, 2014 — The Doable City Forum

  • Chicago, IL
  • Hosted by: 8-80 Cities. In the Doable City, we see how practical, sometimes simple, changes can make big differences. How identifying the real problem, can alter how we plan for our cities. How enhancing parks & public spaces can increase citizen happiness, how bikeability really can decrease congestion, and how improving the walkability in our communities can help to make our children feel safe and provide opportunities for life-long mobility and health... And how, if we look at what we’re doing right now, and seek to recognize these issues, we can optimize our opportunities and help our cities thrive.
  • Info: see website

June 17, 2014 — Webinar: Funding Innovative Facilities

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Advocacy Advance. City officials and advocates are eager to build new separated bicycling facilities and other innovative projects, but it is a challenge to pay for them. This Advocacy Advance webinar will share examples of how real cities are paying for real projects, including local, state, and federal sources.
  • Info: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/900941072

June 18, 2014 — Webinar: Calming Arterial Streets for Safer Walking and Cycling

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Individual webinars cost $50 per session for APBP members (non-members pay $85). Register for a full year of webinars and get 12 webinars for the price of 10 (APBP members pay $500; non-members pay $850). See web page for details of upcoming APBP webinars.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/event/2014_12webinars

June 19, 2014 — Webinar: Separated Bikeways: The New Norm in Bicycle Facilities

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Institute of Traffic Engineers. Users are recognizing the host of safety benefits and greater comfort level generated from the increased separation from automobile traffic and enhanced intersection treatments. Agencies throughout the country are using the design guidance recently issued within the National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Bikeway Design Manual. The primary goals of this webinar are to familiarize transportation engineers/planners with the newest innovations in the planning, design, and maintenance of these separated bikeways. The course will discuss recent developments in available design guidance and considerations when designing these facilities.
  • Info: http://www.ite.org/education/webinars_bikeways.asp

June 19-22, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Kewaunee, WI
  • Hosted by: North East Wisconsin Trails. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=406&reset=1

June 20-22, 2014 — Crosscut Saw Skills Training and Certification Workshop

  • Front Range CO
  • Hosted by: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. The focus of the training will be on sawing safety, basic bucking and limbing, felling principles and techniques, an overview of the tools of the trade (crosscuts, axes, plumb-bobs, wedges, etc.), tool care and maintenance, hazard analysis and situational awareness, and safety. Certification will basically be a recommendation that must be approved by each local agency or land manager where work with saws will be performed. In Forest Service language, we will be focusing on training and certifying sawyers at the "A" and "B" Sawyer level for bucking, and limbing activities. Felling techniques will be covered in the classroom session, but because the emphasis is on clearing trails, felling with a crosscut will be limited.
  • Info: http://www.voc.org/project/crosscut-saw-skills-training-and-certification-workshop-4

June 21, 2014 — Basic Trail Construction Skills

  • Genesee, CO
  • Hosted by: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. A firm grasp of basic trail construction is the gateway in understanding more technical trail concepts such as trail design, drainage structures and trail closure. OSI instructors will walk registrants through our 6 step method of building new trail. More importantly our instructors will breakdown how each step aids in the overall sustainability of the trail being constructed.
  • Info: http://www.voc.org/project/genesee-basic-trail-construction-skills-training

June 25-26, 2014 — Sustainable Trails for All Conference

  • Greenfield, NH
  • This two-day, in-depth, field-oriented conference will provide you with information on the Federal Trail Accessibility Guidelines, assessment for trail accessibility and teach techniques and hands-on skills for planning and constructing trails which meet these new guidelines. Completion of this conference makes you eligible to attend the Trail Construction for Universal Access Workshop, which will be held on the two days immediately following this course. Presenters: Peter Jensen, Master Planner/Builder and member Professional Trailbuilders Association; and Janet Zeller, National Accessibility Program Manager with the USDA Forest Service
  • Info: Deb DeCicco at (603) 547-1475 or sustainabletrailsworkshops@gmail.com

June 27-28, 2014 — Trail Construction for Universal Access Workshop

  • Greenfield, NH
  • Help design and build a new section of Crotched Mountain’s award-winning accessible trails and get hands-on experience with the tools, equipment and materials used in the construction of these types of trails. This workshop is open to students who have completed Peter Jensen’s Sustainable Trails for All Conference. This Trail Construction workshop will focus on building a new trail section that connects an existing trail to a parking area. Construction will entail use of a mini excavator to rough out the trail treadway, a machine for hauling surfacing materials, a plate compactor for surface material compaction and hand tools for grading and finishing the treadway, as well as the sides of the trail. In addition, it will be likely that stone retaining will be necessary and this will be done by both machine and hand. Each participant will have an opportunity to use the various types of equipment.
  • Info: Deb DeCicco at (603) 547-1475 or sustainabletrailsworkshops@gmail.com

Past events from May 2014

May 1, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Slatyfork, WV
  • Hosted by: Pocahontas Trails. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=382&reset=1

May 1, 2014 — Vermont Trails and Greenways Council Annual Meeting

  • Seyon Ranch, VT
  • You are invited to our annual meeting at Seyon Ranch Thursday May 1. We will start at 9 am and finish business in time for lunch at 12:30. Our agenda will include the following: Introductions; Roundtable of achievements and challenges of the past year; Vermont Trail System; Websites near (ours) and wide (trailhub); Forest Fragmentation; Liability
  • Info: Dave Hardy - Director of Trail Programs -dhardy@greenmountainclub.org

May 1, 2014 — Question and Answer Session: Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards

  • Online Webinar
  • This is an opportunity to ask additional questions on the conditions for exception for trails and other elements, the scoping provisions for picnic facilities, or any other scoping or technical provision contained in this rule. Jim Raggio, General Counsel for the Access Board, will review application issues related to covered Federal facilities and respond to questions. Advance questions are encouraged, but will be limited to the first 30 to provide an opportunity for questions during the live session.
  • Info: https://secure71.inmotionhosting.com/~access20/Login/

May 2-4, 2014 — Crosscut Saw Skills Training and Certification Workshop

  • Del Norte, CO
  • Hosted by: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. The focus of the training will be on sawing safety, basic bucking and limbing, felling principles and techniques, an overview of the tools of the trade (crosscuts, axes, plumb-bobs, wedges, etc.), tool care and maintenance, hazard analysis and situational awareness, and did we mention safety (lots on sawing safety).
  • Info: http://www.voc.org/project/crosscut-saw-skills-training-and-certification-workshop-3

May 3-4, 2014 — Crew Leader Training

  • Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Hosted by: Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers. Crew Leader training consists of two full-day sessions where trainees are introduced to RFOV's mission and how projects are run, followed by instruction on leadership basics, trail construction and maintenance techniques. Training is free to those who pledge to lead an RFOV volunteer crew on at least two projects during 2014. For participants who will not be volunteering with RFOV after training, there is a $100 fee to help cover the cost of the training manual, snacks and dinner on Saturday.
  • Info: http://rfov.org/programs-events/training/

May 5-8, 2014 — GIS for Transportation Symposium

  • Burlington, VT
  • The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sponsors the annual GIS for Transportation Symposium. It is a chance for persons in government and private industry who are interested in the use of GIS for transportation purposes to get together and share experiences, see state-of-art software, and learn more about this field. The Symposium annually attracts over 400 Symposium registrants in addition to the 50 exhibitors in the technology hall.
  • Info: http://www.gis-t.org/index.php 

May 6, 2014 —Webinar: Integrating Green Infrastructure into Existing Public Works Projects

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern
  • This webcast will share lessons learned from both municipal and county officials experienced in the art of coordinating green infrastructure improvements with scheduled street improvements, parks improvements and projects on public sites. Integrating green infrastructure into existing public works projects and Capital Improvement Plans (CIPs) can help different government departments identify the most impactful and cost effective opportunities for green practices.
  • Info: https://www.fedcenter.gov/Events/index.cfm?id=25655

May 7, 2014 —Bike to School Day

  • Communities across America!
  • Register your event and learn how to plan a Bike to School Day even. Jtoin tens of thousands of children, parents, school officials, and many other supporters for the third annual Bike to School Day on May 7, 2014.
  • Info: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/

May 10, 2014 — Post Fire Restoration Skills Training

  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Hosted by: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Due to recent large scale wildfires the demand for skilled post fire restoration volunteers has increased dramatically. Join the Outdoor Stewardship Institute, Coalition for the Upper South Platte and the Rocky Mountain Field Institute for our premier post fire restoration skills training. These 3 partners will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to what promises to be a terrific experience.
  • Info: http://www.voc.org/project/post-fire-restoration-skills-training

May 10-11, 2014 — Elements of Trail Design and Rock Skills

  • Del Norte, CO
  • Hosted by: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. The Outdoor Stewardship Institute (OSI) will present an exciting training program for entry level trail design and rock work skills. Participants will be introduced to fundamental concepts for both skills in a classroom setting on the evening of the 16th. Individuals will then apply these concepts to the 2 day field portion of the training. The field work will take place at the new Stoner Quarry trail system.
  • Info: http://www.voc.org/project/del-norte-elements-trail-design-and-rock-skillstraining

May 13, 2014 — Crew Chef Webinar Training

  • Online Webinar: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm Mtn time
  • Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado is hosting an introductory crew chef training for people interested in cooking for volunteers in some of the most spectacular places in Colorado. This training is for new AND current crew leaders. This will be VOCs first training via webinar and will cover safe food handling and preparation practices; how to manage a team of volunteer crew chefs; how to plan simple menus for large and small groups; and how to manage the budget and donated items.
  • Info: http://www.voc.org/project/crew-chef-webinar-training

May 13-16, 2014 — 2014 National Outdoor Recreation Conference

  • San Francisco, CA
  • This year we are seeking presentations from Professionals and Researchers that demonstrate how you are adapting and thriving in our new economic reality. Tell us about your innovative partnerships, success with diversifying funding sources, use of technology to streamline your processes, entrepreneurial solutions, adaptive reuse of aging facilities, how you are cultivating political and community support, and other case studies that present new ideas and tools to succeed in today’s economic reality. Sponsored by Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals.
  • Info: http://www.recpro.org/2014-conference

May 14, 2014 — Design for Early Childhood Health and Outdoor Learning

  • Asheville, NC
  • The Natural Learning Initiative at College of Design, NC State University is offering a one-day symposium, Design for Early Childhood Health and Outdoor Learning, to early childhood professionals within and close to Buncombe and Haywood Counties. We will explore ideas on how to design, plan, and manage the outdoor environment for early childhood through plenary presentations and hands-on sessions.
  • Info: http://naturalearning.org/pod3-western-regional-sympoisum

May 14-16, 2014 — Tennessee Bike Summit

  • Nashville, TN
  • The Third Annual Tennessee Bike Summit brings together advocates, engineers, planners, and business owners to learn best practices for advancing cycling in our state.
  • Info: http://www.tnbikesummit.org/

May 14-16, 2014 — PedsCount! 2014 Summit

  • Sacramento, CA
  • California Walks presents cutting-edge research, best practices and innovations to advance walking in California. Come share your successes, challenges, and lessons learned with pedestrian safety and health professionals, researchers, community advocates, and walking enthusiasts from all over the state.
  • Info: http://californiawalks.org/newsletter-events/pedscount2014/

May 15, 2014 — Webinar: Integrating Habitat and Trails

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails presents this Webinar to help trail planners and builders balance the benefits of creating trails while conserving natural resources and wildlife habitat. Presenters are Robert Spurlock and Elaine Stewart, Metro parks agency, Portland, Oregon.
  • Info: http://www.americantrails.org/nttp/webinars-american-trails.html

May 15-18, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Hosted by: Hoosier Mountain Bike Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=396&reset=1

May 16-17, 2014 — Chainsaw Training and Certification Workshop for Volunteers

  • Southwest CO
  • Hosted by: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. The focus of the training will be on sawing safety, basic bucking, limbing, and felling principles and techniques, overview of the tools of the trade, tool care and maintenance, hazard analysis and situational awareness. This MTDC course will evaluate up to a "sawyer B" this is not the same as a "B faller". A sawyer B certification will include complex binds and bucking scenarios usually associated with significant blowdown events, and limited falling. This certification allows sawyers to work without the supervision of an advanced sawyer but within the limits their own certification. A certification will still need to be in the presence of a "sawyer B" or higher.
  • Info: http://www.voc.org/project/mtdc-chainsaw-training-and-certification-workshop-volunteers-0

May 17-18, 2014 — Crew Leadership for Trails Training

  • Salida, CO
  • Hosted by: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Through classroom sessions, field exercises and role-playing you'll learn and practice construction and maintenance of sustainable trails, leadership strategies and techniques, tool use, and safety. All trainees will receive a Crew Leader manual, a set of quick reference cards, and other materials that make for a successful crew leadership experience. All training topics are directly applicable to any non-profit or agency trail maintenance or construction project! This workshop is best for individuals who have had experience working on trail projects or previous crew leadership experiences.
  • Info: http://www.voc.org/project/salida-crew-leadership-trails-training

May 17-18, 2014 — Crew Leadership for Trails Training

  • Roxborough State Park, CO
  • Hosted by: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Through classroom sessions, field exercises and role-playing you'll learn and practice construction and maintenance of sustainable trails, leadership strategies and techniques, tool use, and safety. All trainees will receive a Crew Leader manual , a set of quick reference cards, and other materials that make for a successful crew leadership experience. All training topics are directly applicable to any non-profit or agency trail maintenance or construction project! This workshop is best for individuals who have had experience working on trail projects or previous crew leadership experiences.
  • Info: http://www.voc.org/project/roxborough-crew-leadership-trails-training

May 21, 2014 — Webinar: Best Planning and Engineering Practices for School Zones

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Individual webinars cost $50 per session for APBP members (non-members pay $85). Register for a full year of webinars and get 12 webinars for the price of 10 (APBP members pay $500; non-members pay $850). See web page for details of upcoming APBP webinars.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/event/2014_12webinars

May 22-25, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Springfield, IL
  • Hosted by: Central Illinois Trail Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=394&reset=1

May 29, 2014 — Navigating MAP-21 Workshop

  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Hosted by: Advocacy Advance, Bicycle South Central PA, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. Advocacy Advance Workshops train citizens on how to maximize funding in the Transportation Alternatives Program and utilize all MAP-21 funding programs for bicycle and pedestrian projects at the state and local levels. With a focus on the current transportation bill, we'll look at where dollars are tied up at the state, regional and local level -- and how those dollars can support better infrastructure and programs.
  • Info: http://www.advocacyadvance.org/trainings/registration/harrisburg-pa

May 29 - June 1, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Ithaca, NY
  • Hosted by: Cycle-CNY. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=395&reset=1

Past events from April 2014

April 1, 2014 — Webinar: Bicycling and Walking in TIGER 6 Applications

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Learn how bicycling and walking can fit into your Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant program application. TIGER applications are due April 28, 2014 by 5pm eastern.
  • Info: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/849950048

April 1-4, 2014 — American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention & Expo

  • St. Louis, MO
  • The AAHPERD National Convention & Expo is the only event of its kind! Join us at America's Center to experience educationally rewarding sessions, visit the trade show highlighting over 200 products and service providers, and forge new relationships with colleagues from across the country. This year's convention theme is "Gateway to Success."
  • Info: http://www.aahperd.org/whatwedo/convention/

April 3-6, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Hosted by: Susquehanna Area Mountain Biking Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=380&reset=1

April 4, 2014 — Webinar: Preparing a Benefit Cost Analysis for a TIGER Discretionary Grant

  • Online Webinar: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
  • In anticipation of the opening of Grants.gov for the receipt of final applications, the U.S. Department of Transportation is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the TIGER application process. These webinars will be a great resource for anyone either considering applying to TIGER this year or actually preparing a TIGER application, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants.
  • Info: http://www.dot.gov/tiger/outreach

April 4-5, 2014 — Instructor Training - Outdoor Stewardship Institute

  • Denver, CO
  • Become an instructor for Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado's Outdoor Stewardship Institute. This workshop teaches participants how to use the OSI curriculum and lesson plans to lead the OSI Crew Leadership for Trails workshop. All trainees will receive an instructor manual, copies of the Recommended Trail Terminology for Colorado, and other teaching tools. This workshop is recommended for individuals who have previously completed an OSI Crew Leadership for Trails workshop or are an experienced volunteers with significant leadership, land stewardship and teaching experience.
  • Info: http://www.voc.org/project/osi-instructor-training-3

April 5-6, 2014 — SINGLE TRACK SUMMIT

  • Tempe, AZ
  • With optional trail ride on Sunday. Arizona State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Program is excited to host this first ever event focused on bringing riders and land managers together to understand the unique trail requirements of motorcycle riders, building partnerships between rider groups and agencies, developing project proposals, and how to pay for all this work using YOUR OHV Fund. Everyone should leave this event with knowledge and contacts to help develop single track opportunities statewide.
  • Info: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5FCFFLJ

April 8-10, 2014 — California Trails & Greenways Conference

  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Nestled at the base of the majestic Mt. San Jacinto State Park, the Palm Springs area offers a wide variety of trail education opportunities and adventures for most all trail advocates. With assistance from land managing agencies, dedicated trail organizations and interest groups from the greater Palm Springs area, an exciting line-up of learning and networking opportunities; making this event a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, explore new solutions and partnerships, and learn from hundreds of experienced and dedicated trail professionals.
  • Info: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24151

April 9, 2014 — Navigating MAP-21 Workshop

  • Honolulu, HI
  • Hosted by: Hawaii Bicycling League and Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization. Millions in potential federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects goes untapped every year. Cities and states are also stepping up their investment in biking and walking. To take biking and walking to the next level, advocates need to tools to unleash current and new sources of funding.
  • Info: http://www.advocacyadvance.org/trainings

April 9, 2014 — Colorado Mountain Bike Association’s annual meeting

  • Denver, CO
  • The Colorado Mountain Bike Association’s annual meeting is Wednesday, April 9th at the Buffalo Rose. We outgrew our previous venue, so come out and help us celebrate our 2013 accomplishments with an evening of camaraderie, free beer, door prizes, and a preview of the events currently planned for 2014!
  • Info: http://comba.org/projects/none/2014-annual-members-meeting

April 10, 2014 — Webinar: How States are Working with Communities for Friendlier Roads

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center webinar will explore some of the challenges states are facing, particularly in urban areas, in implementing Complete Streets policies and strategies they have used to overcome those issues. Stefanie Seskin, Deputy Director for the National Complete Streets Coalition, will provide an overview of some of the challenges cities and states face when trying to build complete streets and how the agencies can work together, while representatives from NC, WA, and MN will discuss their Complete Streets efforts, such as statewide training sessions and main street programs.
  • Info: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/627413234

April 10-11, 2014 — Alabama Trails Conference

  • Guntersville, AL
  • The 2014 Conference, “Celebrating 75 Years of Service of Alabama State Parks” will be held at the beautiful Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge. This is the third trails conference highlighting Alabama’s top trails from the initial development through the entire growth process. You will learn how trails have become successful all the way from the Red Mountain Park in Birmingham, AL to the nationally known Hatfield-McCoy Trails in West Virginia. 
  • Info: http://www.landoftrails.com/2014-trails-conference/

April 11-12, 2014 — Georgia Trail Summit

  • Athens, GA
  • Let’s plan the future of Georgia’s trails. Meet like-minded trail users, lovers, builders and designers to share lessons learned at the Georgia Trail Summit. In addition to fascinating presentations, mobile workshops, social events and a keynote speaker, the Summit includes an UNconference component. Short sessions will be created spontaneously based on YOUR interests and ideas. We've gathered an impressive group of trail experts on a range of relevant topics to lead interactive conversations that matter to you. There's also a dynamic menu of mobile workshops on nearby trails for hikers, cyclists, paddlers, heritage and cultural enthusiasts, foodies and mountain bikers. The cost is $60 for both days.  
  • Info: http://georgiatrailsummit.com/

April 10-13, 2014 — Ice Age Trail Alliance Annual Conference

  • Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • The Annual Conference is scheduled for April 10-13, 2014. Swinging from one end of the Trail to the other, the conference will take place in Sturgeon Bay at The Lodge at Leatham Smith.  
  • Info: Luke Kloberdanz - Email: luke@iceagetrail.org - Phone: 608-798-4453 - http://www.iceagetrail.org/

April 10-13, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Dallas, PA
  • Hosted by: Anthracite Mountain Pedalers. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=386&reset=1

April 11-12, 2014 — Georgia Trail Summit

  • Athens, GA
  • The inaugural Georgia Trail Summit will be held at the Classic Center in Athens-- Forging a new path in trail planning, building and funding across Georgia. This event will be the first in GA in 15 years. 
  • Info: https://www.facebook.com/georgiatrailsummit

April 14-17, 2014 — Heartland Byways Conference

  • Manhattan, KS
  • Kansas byways and byways from surrounding states are invited to address topics focused on four core learning areas: Byway Organization, Finances, Corridor Management, and Visitor Experiences. Two byways in the Kansas Flint Hills will be featured: Flint Hills National Scenic Byway and the Native Stone Scenic Byway. 
  • Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/heartlandbywayconference

April 15, 2014 — 3rd Annual Illinois Bike Summit

  • Champaign, IL
  • The event is co-sponsored by the League of Illinois Bicyclists and Champaign County Bikes. There will be something for everyone, as this year’s Summit features more options and speakers. Most time slots will offer breakout sessions, each with a lineup of panelists sharing a range of experiences from different parts of the state. Add in other options including a technical training track, field trips, “coffee talks” on niche topics, and ample networking time. 
  • Info: http://www.bikelib.org/other-advocacy/illinois-bike-summit/

April 16, 2014 — Webinar: Ideas for promoting bicycling to school

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • This webinar will feature two schools and a basket of ideas. One program will share its secrets for keeping its seven year old bike promotion program fresh and sustained, including event themes and bicycling field trips. The second presentation will talk about how they are engaging 6th grade students in teaching bike safety and the key partners that have catapulted excitement for bicycling to new heights. Hosted by: National Center for Safe Routes to School.
  • Info: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/151729738

April 16, 2014 — Webinar: Public Health Benefits of Active Transportation

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Individual webinars cost $50 per session for APBP members (non-members pay $85). Register for a full year of webinars and get 12 webinars for the price of 10 (APBP members pay $500; non-members pay $850). See web page for details of upcoming APBP webinars.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/event/2014_12webinars

April 17, 2014 — Webinar: Online Tools for Connecting to the World of Conservation

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Join the Wildlife Habitat Council’s Director of Field Programs and guests from the conservation community as we explore on-line tools for visioning growth and enhancement of your wildlife habitat and community engagement programs. We’ll take an in-depth look at three state-of-the-art resources that you can harness: the Conservation Registry, LandScope America and the National Atlas.
  • Info: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/7462278020260850433

April 17-20, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Bethel, OH
  • Hosted by: Cincinnati Off Road Alliance. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=385&reset=1

April 23-27, 2014 — Ice Age Trail Crew Leadership & Skills Training

  • Gibraltar Rock, WI
  • Each year, volunteers from across the state and beyond flock to MSC trail building events at different points along the Ice Age Trail. The program's vision is to build a statewide group of volunteers who are trained in advanced crew leadership and trail construction techniques. Previous trail construction background is not necessary to participate. And you are welcome to lend a hand for whatever time period your schedule permits, without having to commit to the entire multi-day project. We need in many other areas too, including food preparation, community outreach, publicity, administration and entertainment. 
  • Info: http://mobileskills.iceagetrail.org/event-registration

April 24-26, 2014 — Alaska Trails Statewide Trail Conference

April 24-27, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Hosted by: Northern Indiana Trail Riders Organization. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=387&reset=1

April 25-27, 2014 — Crew Leadership for Trails Training

  • Durango, CO
  • Through classroom sessions, field exercises and role-playing you'll learn and practice construction and maintenance of sustainable trails, leadership strategies and techniques, tool use, and safety. All trainees will receive a Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Crew Leader manual, a set of quick reference cards, and other materials that make for a successful crew leadership experience. All training topics are directly applicable to any non-profit or agency trail maintenance or construction project! This workshop is best for individuals who have had experience working on trail projects or previous crew leadership experiences.
  • Info: http://www.voc.org/project/durango-crew-leadership-trails-training

April 26, 2014 — Planning for Federal Agencies Workshop

  • Atlanta, GA
  • The forum will consist of two tracks, one focusing on DOD planning issues and one focusing on non-DOD planning issues. The forum will be held that day from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Georgia World Congress Center and will be fully integrated in the APA National Planning Conference.
  • Info: http://www.federalplanning.org/annual_workshop.htm 

April 26-30, 2014 — National Planning Conference

Past events from February 2014

March 3-4, 2014 — Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Campuses must also find opportunities to conserve limited resources, make college more affordable, and make our communities more resilient to economic and environmental change. A sharing economy is leading to more sustainable consumption, operations, services, and lifestyles in our communities and on our campuses.
  • Info: http://www.sustainability.umd.edu/content/community/SSCC.php

March 3-4, 2014 — Transportation, Land Use Planning and Air Quality Conference

  • Charlotte, NC
  • The conference will focus on the integration of transportation planning, land use, and air quality with the goal of achieving sustainability and livability objectives
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/168154.aspx

March 3-5, 2014 — National Bike Summit

  • Washington, DC
  • The Highway Trust Fund is scheduled to run out of funds in October 2014, leaving Congress with the choice of cutting transportation funding, raising the gas tax or other revenue, or choosing to increase the deficit for transportation funding. The 2014 National Bike Summit will our opportunity to promote our agenda and ensure that the next generation of transportation policy learns from your experience in MAP -21 — and push for the best possible outcomes for bicycling in transportation policy.
  • Info: http://www.bikeleague.org/summit

March 4, 2014 — California Land Conservation Conference

  • Sacramento , CA
  • California Land Conservation Conference is the largest annual gathering of California land trusts, agencies, foundation and conservation professionals. Join us on March 4-6 for thought--provoking workshops, powerful networking opportunities and unparalleled access to decision-makers in the conservation community.
  • Info: http://www.calandtrusts.org/event/2014-land-conservation-conference/

March 5, 2014 — Future of Bikeshare Transit Systems

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Join APBP for a 4-part webinar series that explores the rapidly evolving domain of bike sharing as bicycle transit in the larger context of transportation planning. Each session features case studies and perspectives from professionals in cities with a wide range of experience in bicycle sharing operations and business models.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/event/biketransit_series

March 4-7, 2014 — California & Pacific Southwest Recreation & Park Training Conference

March 6-9, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Kingsport, TN
  • Hosted by: SORBA Tri-Cities. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=373&reset=1

March 9-14, 2014 — Active Living Research Conference

  • Ontario, CA
  • Active Living Research is a new field of research, focusing on nvironmental and policy changes made to increase physical activity. For example, Complete Streets ordinances have been adopted in hundreds of communities; thousands of schools are implementing evidence-based policies and programs to increase activity; and WalkScore helps home buyers and renters find walkable neighborhoods.
  • Info: Active Living Research Conference

March 12, 2014 — Webinar: How to Compete for TIGER Discretionary Grants

  • Online Webinar: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
  • In anticipation of the opening of Grants.gov for the receipt of final applications, the U.S. Department of Transportation is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the TIGER application process. These webinars will be a great resource for anyone either considering applying to TIGER this year or actually preparing a TIGER application, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants.
  • Info: http://www.dot.gov/tiger/outreach

March 15-16, 2014 — Chainsaw Safety Training Course

  • Leominster, MA
  • This two day class is designed for volunteer and professional trail stewards who will be assisting in trail cleanup efforts after major storm events. Participants will learn basic chainsaw maintenance skills, the value of essential safety equipment and procedures, and proper techniques for safely using chainsaws for removing storm debris off of public trails. Participants will also come away with a greater respect for the power and danger of storm damaged trees and will understand, most importantly, what trees to stay away from. Participant registration costs $25. Location is Leominster Sportsman’s Association, 1455 Elm Street, Leominster, MA .
  • Info: Register by emailing Dick O’Brien, Conservation Works LLC and Chair of MARTAB:  dobrien578@gmail.com

March 19, 2014 — Webinar: Applying Foundations of Mountain Trail Sustainability to a trail network ~ Part 1 of 3

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails presents this Webinar which is the first of a series of three on Sustainable Mountain Trails. You'll learn to apply these principles to a trail network "One Trail at a Time, One Mile at a Time." The course includes Tools and Techniques, Examples, and Case Studies of mountain trail sustainability.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/ManageMaintain/webinar-Sustainable-Mountain-Trails-Duffy-1.html

March 19, 2014 — Webinar: All In: The Value of Investing in Complete and Green Streets

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Individual webinars cost $50 per session for APBP members (non-members pay $85). Register for a full year of webinars and get 12 webinars for the price of 10 (APBP members pay $500; non-members pay $850). See web page for details of upcoming APBP webinars.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/event/2014_12webinars

March 19, 2014 — Webinar: Preparing a TIGER Planning Grant Application

  • Online Webinar: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
  • In anticipation of the opening of Grants.gov for the receipt of final applications, the U.S. Department of Transportation is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the TIGER application process. These webinars will be a great resource for anyone either considering applying to TIGER this year or actually preparing a TIGER application, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants.
  • Info: http://www.dot.gov/tiger/outreach

March 20, 2014 — Navigating MAP-21 Workshop

  • Concord, NH
  • Hosted by: Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, and HEAL NH. Millions in potential federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects goes untapped every year. Cities and states are also stepping up their investment in biking and walking. To take biking and walking to the next level, advocates need to tools to unleash current and new sources of funding.
  • Info: http://www.advocacyadvance.org/trainings

March 20-23, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Lynchburg, VA
  • Hosted by: Greater Lynchburg Off-Road Cyclists. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=377&reset=1

March 21, 2014 — Heels & Wheels: Delaware Walk & Bike Summit 2014

  • Newark, DE
  • Education and conversations on success stories, emerging issues, lessons learned, and strategies that impact and affect the delivery of recreational trails and active commuter systems. The Summit will provide a forum for networking and building connections among our community of users and fellow advocates. For the first time in Delaware, hikers, mountain bikers, walkers and bicycle riders – the recreational and active transportation communities will come together to share mutual issues and divergent topics.
  • Info: http://www.wilmapco.org/heelsandwheels/

March 21-23, 2014 — Southern Mountain Bike Summit

  • Anniston, AL
  • Join your mountain biking land managers, friends and fellow advocates in Anniston, AL, home of Coldwater Mountain, an IMBA Bronze-level Ride Center. The Bridge at First United Methodist Church of Anniston will house Summit meetings. Vendors will have exhibits set up in the lobby, outside the meeting space. Group rides will leave from the Anniston trailhead at Coldwater Mountain on Friday and Saturday. SORBA will host socials on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sunday is reserved for a Trek Dealer Appreciation Event at Coldwater Mountain.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=384&reset=1

March 25-26, 2014 — NRPA National Legislative Forum on Parks and Recreation

March 25-28, 2014 — Access to Parks & Outdoor Recreation

  • Hot Springs, AR
  • The ADA-ABA standards for recreation areas have been adopted and now the standards for outdoor developed areas have been finalized. This course will provide an overview of the accessibility standards while emphasizing a universal design approach for new construction and alterations to existing facilities. A central learning theme concentrates on the best practices in design and construction to accommodate people with disabilities. Session topics will discuss how design and construction affects people with disabilities and how people with disabilities function in these park facilities, boating and fishing facilities, picnic areas, trails, campgrounds, and beaches. Field exercises will be conducted outdoors at Hot Springs National Park.
  • Info: http://www.ncaonline.org/events/parksandoutdoors_01-2014.shtml

March 26, 2014 — Webinar: Preparing a Benefit Cost Analysis for a TIGER Discretionary Grant

  • Online Webinar: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
  • In anticipation of the opening of Grants.gov for the receipt of final applications, the U.S. Department of Transportation is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the TIGER application process. These webinars will be a great resource for anyone either considering applying to TIGER this year or actually preparing a TIGER application, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants.
  • Info: http://www.dot.gov/tiger/outreach

March 26-28, 2014 — Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference

  • Fort Worth, TX
  • The TTAT Conference will bring together those involved with bicycle, pedestrian, and other active transportation and recreation modes from around Texas and the world with the goals of sharing current information and examples, and sparking inspiration to continue striving to make things better in each of our communities. The conference will focus on issues of economic development, health, safety, and many other topics relevant to advancing active transportation and trails.
  • Info: http://texastrails.biketexas.org/2014/

March 27-31, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Richmond, VA
  • Hosted by: Richmond MORE. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

March 27-29, 2014 — Bike Walk Montana Conference

  • Billings, MT
  • The highlights of this conference include: (1) insight from local and national experts on funding, bicycle tourism in Montana, trails maintenance plans, educational programs, the TA Program, and much more; (2) explore tools and resources that communities may use to improve and promote biking and walking; (3) educational sessions and valuable networking opportunities; (4) opportunities to learn more about the Transportation Alternatives Application Process; (5) an opportunity to network with others from all across Montana.
  • Info: http://www.bikewalkmontana.org/bike-walk-summit-2014/

March 28, 2014 — Webinar: Preparing a TIGER Planning Grant Application

  • Online Webinar: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
  • In anticipation of the opening of Grants.gov for the receipt of final applications, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the TIGER application process. These webinars will be a great resource for anyone either considering applying to TIGER this year or actually preparing a TIGER application, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants.
  • Info: http://www.dot.gov/tiger/outreach

March 29, 2014 — Opening Day for Trails

  • Nationwide trail events
  • Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has designated Saturday, March 29 (the last Saturday in March), as a starting point to get back out on the trail as winter thaws. RTC has created a promotional toolkit with a printable flier, logos and social media images! Use them to promote your Opening Day for Trails event, or just help us spread the word around your area!
  • Info: http://www.railstotrails.org/OpeningDay

March 30 – April 5, 2014 — Sustainable Trails Conference

Past events from February 2014

February 1, 2014 — Arizona Trail Association Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary Celebration

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Anniversary Celebration begins at 9:00 a.m.- Business Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m.) WHERE: South Mountain Park Environmental Education Center in Phoenix, located on Central Avenue 1.8 miles south of Baseline Road. You will be proud of the completion of the Arizona Trail and its designation as a National Scenic Trail by Congress in 2009, providing preservation of the trail corridor into perpetuity. You will also be proud to see the programs, trail user information and services, publications, and other ways your support continues to bring success to our organization.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/annual_meeting/

February 1, 2014 — Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Annual Meeting

  • Elon, NC
  • The agenda includes: Reports on progress to build, maintain and promote the MST Presentations about newly-opened sections of trail Remarks by Brad Ives, Assistant Secretary of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources Workshops for people interested in learning: how to hike the trail; how to volunteer with FMST; about technology for hikers; Awards for hikers who have completed the trail and for outstanding volunteers.
  • Info: see website

February 6, 2014 — Webinar: International Outdoor Recreation Planning Perspectives

  • Online Webinar: 11:30 am Eastern Standard Time
  • Hosted by: Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals. Investigates differences and similarities between US and international outdoor recreation planning issues. Case studies from Brazil, China, and Germany will focus on management philosophies, their origins and how these impact outdoor recreation planning at both a macro and micro level. Differences between recreation planning instruments, litigation, land use planning frameworks, and responsible authorities will be discussed. We will focus on understanding best practices in each case study and discuss lessons learned.
  • Info: http://www.recpro.org/sorp-webinars

February 6, 2014 — Webinar: Accessible Routes on Sites

  • Online Webinar: 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific
  • Hosted by: US Access Board. Exterior accessible routes are critical for individuals with disabilities using mobility devices in connecting from site arrival points to accessible building entrances. Specific scoping provisions also address connecting accessible elements and spaces “within a site”. This session will review the application of these requirements using examples of newly constructed site and an existing site undertaking alterations.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/Schedule/#nextSession

February 6-9, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Gainesville, GA
  • Hosted by: Northeast Georgia SORBA. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=369&reset=1

February 7, 2014 — Webinar: Improving Pedestrian Crossing Safety at Uncontrolled Locations

  • Online Webinar: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
  • The webinar will review various treatments to improve safety for pedestrians crossing high-volume, high-speed roadways at unsignalized intersections that have been tried by public agencies, and report the results of research on the effectiveness of the various treatments. This webinar is co-sponsored by ASCE's Transportation and Development Institute and ASCE Continuing Education.
  • Info: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/item/id/135631/q/o=t&c=79&t=2125&t=2118

February 8, 2014 — New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit

  • New Brunswick, NJ
  • In collaboration with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. There are over 20 interesting and informative panel sessions planned and over 60 speakers will be joining us. We anticipate a sellout crowd as we had last year! Featured speakers and panelists at the 2014 Summit include: F.K. Day, EVP of SRAM and President and Cofounder of World Bicycle Relief Jeff Miller, President & CEO of the Alliance for Biking & Walking
  • Info: http://www.njbwc.org/nj-summits/summit-2014/

February 9-12, 2014 — 2014 Hike the Hill

  • Washington, DC
  • Hike the Hill is American Hiking Society’s annual policy event designed to allow foot trail advocates from around the country to gather in Washington DC and make their collective voice heard on Capitol Hill. Attendees truly do “Hike the Hill” as they visit with their legislators and/or their staffs as well as land management agency officials throughout the week. HTH also provides a great opportunity for trail advocates to network and share their own successes and challenges with each other.
  • Info: http://www.americanhiking.org/hike-the-hill/

February 10-11, 2014 — Colorado Bike Summit EXPO

  • Denver, CO
  • The 2014 Colorado Bicycle Summit brings together people from all over Colorado to talk about how to improve bicycling in our state. During this two-day event, held in downtown Denver, attendees: (1) learn best practices for making change happen at the city, county and state levels, (2) learn about bicycle-related issues for the 2014 Colorado Legislative Session, (3) spend the morning at the State Capitol, with access to state legislators, (4) network with bicyclists of all flavors.
  • Info: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1524495/5edb8f6539/545486779/abfd0a375c/

February 12, 19 and 26 and March 5 and 12, 2014 — Urban Youth Park Stewardship Course

  • Online course through Google Hangouts
  • This course is for professionals involved in planning and implementing urban youth park stewardship programs from across the country. Each interactive session will dig into the essential elements of program design, infrastructure, planning, and implementation phases of this work. Case studies of existing programs will highlight challenges and barriers as well as best practices and strategies for their solutions. This course was developed collaboratively by the leadership of the Boston Youth Environmental Network (BYEN), participating organizations and Health Resources in Action’s B.B.E.S.T. Initiative and with support from Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab through EE Capacity.
  • Info: register by 02/10/2014 - REGISTER HERE

February 13, 2014 — Webinar: Accessible Pedestrian Signals

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Hosted by: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. This session will focus on how to design APS installations and how to design intersection corners to provide important information to those who need it most. Topics will include methods of travel by blind or low-vision pedestrians, current ADA and MUTCD standards, installation and design guidance for APS, and design exercises. Presenters include Daniel Carter, a senior research associate with the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, and Janet Barlow, president of Accessible Design for the Blind.
  • Info: http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/training/webinars.cfm

February 13-16, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Albany, GA
  • Hosted by: Flint River Mtn Bike Assoc. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=371&reset=1

February 18, 2014 — Discovering State Spending on Bicycling and Walking

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Learn about Advocacy Advance's soon-to-be released report on uncovering bicycling and walking projects listed in every state's transportation improvement program. We will discuss how states are spending their federal transportation dollars on bicycling and walking projects and how to improve state reporting of this important data.
  • Info: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/836674136

February 18-21, 2014 — Texas Recreation & Park Society Institute & EXPO

  • Corpus Christi, TX
  • Employees of all levels are guaranteed a rewarding variety of continuing education opportunities at the Institute. Combined with a trade show, the Institute provides a keen opportunity for vendors to interact with members of all levels, providing them information and research on the latest trends and technology available to enhance the field.
  • Info: http://traps.org/clubportal/ClubStatic.cfm?clubID=2657&pubmenuOptID=30199

February 19, 2014 — Webinar: Design for Cyclist and Pedestrian Comfort

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Individual webinars cost $50 per session for APBP members (non-members pay $85). Register for a full year of webinars and get 12 webinars for the price of 10 (APBP members pay $500; non-members pay $850). See web page for details of upcoming APBP webinars.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/events/event_details.asp?id=381915

February 20, 2014 — Webinar: Managing Trail User Conflicts

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PACIFIC (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EASTERN)
  • Hosted by American Trails, "Managing User Conflicts" will introduce a variety of innovative approaches to resolving trail user conflicts have been employed and this webinar will review some of these management techniques. We will also look at the obligations land managers and trail users have to help resolve trail conflicts. Ultimately all of the tools in the world will not resolve trail users conflict without compromise on the part of everyone involved.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/store/shop/webinar-managing-user-conflicts-part-3-of-3-february-20-2014/

February 20-21, 2014 — Land & Water Summit 2014: Drought as an Opportunity For Change

  • Albuquerque, NM 
  • This year, the Xeriscape Council of New Mexico and Arid LID strives to find both traditional and non-traditional speakers that generate positive change during a water crisis through storm water mitigation, water harvesting and low impact design principles. Let’s use the drought as an opportunity to assist our attendees in promoting both creative solutions and innovations in the field.
  • Info: http://xeriscapenm.com/

February 20-23, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Sanford, FL
  • Hosted by: SORBA Orlando. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=370&reset=1

February 22, 2014 — Webinar: Putting a price on pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Hosted by: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. This webinar provides an overview of the cost for installing a variety of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and facilities. It provides meaningful estimates of infrastructure costs based on up-to-date cost information from states and cities across the country. With this information, researchers, engineers, planners, and the general public can better understand the cost of pedestrian and bicycle treatments in their communities and, in doing so, make more informed planning, prioritization, and budgeting decisions.
  • Info: http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/training/webinars.cfm

February 23-27, 2014 — Partners for Public Lands Convention

  • Albuquerque, NM 
  • The APPL Partnership Convention brings together nonprofit leadership, staff, and board members with local, regional, state and federal land management agency partners for three days of learning.
  • Info: http://www.appl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3405

February 25, 2014 — Navigating MAP-21 Workshop

  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Hosted by: Florida Bicycle Association and MetroPlan Orlando. Millions in potential federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects goes untapped every year. Cities and states are also stepping up their investment in biking and walking. To take biking and walking to the next level, advocates need to tools to unleash current and new sources of funding.
  • Info: http://www.advocacyadvance.org/trainings

February 27 - March 2, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Hosted by: Tallahassee Mtn Bike Assoc. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=372&reset=1

January 2014

January 8, 2014 — Webinar: Transportation Planning in Transportation Management Areas

  • Online Webinar: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • This FREE webinar is sponsored by National Highway Institute. In accordance with Federal law, UZAs with 200,000 residents are designated by the U.S. DOT as "transportation management areas" (TMA), affording transportation officials greater decision-making authority and added planning responsibilities, than in non-TMAs. This webinar will describe the transportation planning activities required in TMAs, anticipated outcomes, and the procedural steps to be taken by transit providers, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and States to ensure that the new and changed responsibilities are met timely and effectively.
  • Info: https://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/viewconference.aspx?webconfid=26963

January 9, 2014 — American Trails WEBINAR: "Trails and the New Federal Accessibility Guidelines"

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific
  • This FREE 90-minute webinar will focus on the trails portion of the final "Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines; Outdoor Developed Areas." These new accessibility guidelines for federal lands cover new or altered trails, picnic and camping areas, viewing areas, beach access routes, and related recreation facilities. The program is hosted by American Trails and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with the presentation made by Janet Zeller, National Accessibility Program Manager, U.S. Forest Service.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/accessible/webinar-janet-zeller-accessible-trails.html

January 21-24, 2014 — Outdoor Retailers

  • Salt Lake City

January 15, 2014 — Webinar: Strategies to Enable Winter Cycling and Walking

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Individual webinars cost $50 per session for APBP members (non-members pay $85). Register for a full year of webinars and get 12 webinars for the price of 10 (APBP members pay $500; non-members pay $850). See web page for details of upcoming APBP webinars.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/event/2014_12webinars

January 22, 2014 — Webinar: Directions in Federal, State and Local Transportation Funding

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
  • Community Builders Jim Charlier will share insight into existing and upcoming sources for transportation funding for federal, state, and local agencies.
  • Info: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/344909319

January 22, 2014 — Webinar: Putting a price on pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
  • Finding dollars to build walking and bicycling facilities and improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety can be a challenge. This webinar provides an overview of the cost for installing a variety of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and facilities. It provides meaningful estimates of infrastructure costs based on up-to-date cost information from states and cities across the country. Presenters include Mike Griffith and Shari Schaftlein with the Federal Highway Administration, Deborah Lou with Active Living Research at the University of California, San Diego, and Charlie Zegeer and Bryan Poole with the UNC Highway Safety Research Center.
  • Info: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/877877642

January 24, 2014 — Iowa Bicycle Summit

  • Des Moines, IA
  • This year the Iowa Bicycle Summit will focus on bicycle facility designs on a small scale that can inspire large scale changes. Training will be provided by Mike Lydon from The Street Plans Collaborative in New York City. Mike collaborated with Andres Duany and Jeff Speck in writing The Smart Growth Manual. In addition, there will concurrent sessions on trails and trail design. Finally, the Iowa Bicycle Summit will continue a session on bicycle facility funding.
  • Info: http://iowabicyclecoalition.org/summit/

January 24-27, 2014 — Open Streets/Ciclovia Study Tour

  • Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Have you dreamed of starting an Open Streets program in your community? Are you interested improving an existing initiative? Join us to learn from one of the world’s most successful Open Streets/Ciclovia Programs–- Guadalajara’s Via RecreActiva. This experience will be equally valuable to first-time cities and cities with long-standing programs. The study tour will immerse participants in the Via RecreActiva and connect them with the people who made it happen.
  • Info: http://e2.ma/message/vxvuq/3r0s6u

January 29, 2014— Washington State Recreation and Conservation Grants Workshop

  • Online webinar
  • he Washington Recreation and Conservation Office will hold an Application Workshop Webinar to provide information about the 2014 grants application cycle for recreation, farmland, and habitat conservation projects. The workshop will include general information about the process, programs, types of projects, schedule, and important changes for the upcoming grant round.
  • Info: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/831152911

January 30, 2014— Webinar: Effective Fundraising for Trails and Greenways

  • Online webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails presents a timely webinar on strategies for raising funds and garnering resources to move a trail or greenway project from vision to reality. Three seasoned professionals will share key lessons from their decades of experience on key steps to take, partnerships to build, classes of resources to pursue, and leadership models and implementation strategies.
  • Info: http://www.americantrails.org/resources/funding/webinar-creative-fundraising-searns.html

Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2014— Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Mountain View, AR
  • Hosted by: Friends of Syllamo Trail. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=368&reset=1

Past events from December 2013

December 1-4, 2013 — Nurturing Emerging Directors and Supervisors

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • The National Executive Development School is for staff, managers and Directors, mainly in the field of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services who are seeking to enrich their career while being able to pick up some needed Continuing Education Units (CEU's). NEDS now in it's 23rd year is a great way to take part in innovative Leadership, Management, and Professional Workshops and Training Sessions. At NEDS, you will discover solutions to the problems that Parks and Recreation Professionals face today by being able to interact with other professionals face to face.
  • Info: http://www.nmrpa.org/education/national-executive-development-school

December 1-8, 2013 — Tropical Trailwork Adventure Costa Rica

  • Rancho Mastatal, Costa Rica
  • Experience how to build and maintain forest trails in a beautiful tropical location in Costa Rica Experience nature, people, and community! Learn about: • Trail siting & design • Tools for trailwork, & their safe & effective use • Grade, slope, and drainage • Bridges, steps, and other trail structures • Nature-sensitive trail building and maintenance • Design features for views, and tree, plant, and animal observation • Ongoing use and care of forest trails
  • Info: http://www.renewablereality.net/trailwork2013.html

December 5-8, 2013 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Columbia, SC
  • Hosted by: Midlands SORBA. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

December 6, 2013 — Pedestrian Facility Maintenance

  • On-line Webinar: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST)
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center presents a review of the new FHWA Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety. The development of the guide relied on research of the common, accepted and exceptional maintenance practices in the United States. During the session, participants will learn about common and successful approaches to sidewalk and shared use path maintenance in the U.S., including winter and summer maintenance, basics of a well-rounded maintenance program, and barriers to maintaining facilities.
  • Info: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/621744754

December 10, 2013 — Webinar: Partnering and Paying for Alternative Transportation Systems

  • On-line Webinar: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EST)
  • Given tight federal budgets and the change from SAFETEA-LU to MAP-21, Federal land units need to find partnerships and alternative financial resources to finance needed alternate transportation infrastructure projects. This course will provide a brief overview of some federal funding sources, will discuss non-Federal sources of financing, and will provide examples of how Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs) have partnered with various organizations to fund (provide) alternative transportation projects.
  • Info: registration and course information

December 12, 2013 — The GIS 20 Essential Skills

  • On-line Webinar: 9 - 2 (PST), 12 - 5 (EST)
  • A second edition of the book The GIS 20: Essential Skills, from ESRI Press will be used in this class. The new book has nine bonus exercises including Advanced labeling in 10.1 and Creating Map Books. A 180 day fully functional ArcGIS 10.1 license is included with the book. An exercise DVD is also included. Workshop structure: This is a hands on, one day virtual class with a live instructor. Students will be given a dial in number for the class, as well as a code for screen sharing to view the instructor's desktop. Student must have ArcGIS 10.0 or higher installed as well as headphones or a speakerphone. No prior experience necessary.
  • Info: http://www.newurbanresearch.com/workshops

December 12-13, 2013 — Open Your Mind to Winter Placemaking Training Session

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • It's easy to get people outside on a sunny summer day, but creating vibrant and active public spaces in the colder months requires more creativelity and ingenuity. Learn how to create public spaces that are vibrant, inviting, and warm, even when it's cold outside. Participant outcomes include: *See exciting winter examples from public spaces around the world and learn tips for making places attractive in colder weather. *Be trained on the three keys to great public spaces - management, uses/activities and design. *Discover how to see public spaces with fresh eyes.* Learn how to identify what's working and what's no.* Find out how to effectively engage the communtiy in the planning process.
  • Info: https://www.eventbrite.ca/event/8493928569

December 12-15, 2013 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • McCalla, AL
  • Hosted by: Birmingham Urban Mtn Pedalers. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

December 18, 2013 — Webinar: Integrating Equity in Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. This webinar session considers equity in the context of three pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental, social. Learn how to define equity and integrate it as a planning factor; what are the standards and requirements of transportation equity?
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/events/event_details.asp?id=274583&group=

December 19, 2013 — Webinar: Current Bicycle and Pedestrian Issues

 

Past events from November 2013

November 1, 2013 — Webinar: Development of alternatives for park planning

  • On-line Webinar: 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
  • Development of alternatives is an integral part of planning for the future of parks and recreation areas. This webinar uses project examples and lessons learned from professional planners to illuminate the process for developing and analyzing alternatives. Specifically, the webinar will: 1) Address when and how Alternatives fit in the overall planning process. 2) Clarify “Planner Speak” and NEPA requirements for alternative development. 3) Summarize key components of alternatives and provide tools for collaboratively developing alternatives with the planning team and project partners. 4) Share both environmental and economic analysis procedures. 5) Offer tips for effectively sharing alternatives with the public.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3234976867906606081

November 2-7, 2013 — National Scenic & Historic Trails Conference

  • Tucson, AZ
  • The 14th Biennial conference will be hosted by the Westward Look Wyndham Hosted by the Partnership for the National Trails System with support from the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Federal Highway Administration, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the USDA Forest Service.
  • Info: http://www.pnts.org/conference/

November 6, 2013 — 26th Symposium on Philanthropy

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Today’s fundraising environment is more complex and dynamic than ever. Changes in donor preferences, demographics, and technology are reshaping the landscape. What do recent innovations and trends mean for the way fundraising is perceived and practiced in the 21st century? How can fundraisers and nonprofits leverage the best of these new trends while maintaining a foundation in proven fundraising principles?
  • Info: http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/events/event/taking-fundraising-seriously

November 6, 2013 — Webinar: Urban Street Design Guide

  • On-line Webinar: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
  • The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide offers a blueprint for designing 21st century streets, and unveils the toolbox and the tactics cities use to make streets safer, more liveable, and more economically vibrant. In this webinar, participants will learn how and why city streets demand a unique set of design tools specific to their distinct needs and characteristics; will learn how to implement different "interim" design strategies, including parklets, public plazas and temporary safety improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians; will clarify how to utilize the guide as a tool for local and state advocacy.
  • Info: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/796641226

November 7-9, 2013 — National Forest Recreation Association Annual Conference and Trade Show

  • Reno, NV
  • NFRA has hosted an annual conference and trade show for over 60 years. This is the best conference of its kind for resorts, campground concessionaires, marinas, stores, youth camps, pack stations and other recreation businesses who operate on public lands. Top recreation leaders from land management agencies and the recreation industry convene to learn about new programs and trends in the recreation industry.
  • Info: http://nfra.org/conferences/general-information/

November 7-10, 2013 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Bowling Green, KY
  • Hosted by: Southwest KyMBA. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

November 7-10, 2013 — California by Bike Summit

  • Oakland, CA
  • We are happy to welcome Brian Kelly, California’s Secretary of Transportation and John Burke, CEO of Trek Bikes to Thursday night’s welcoming address. National leaders attending the summit include Carolyn Szczepanski, Director of Communications/Leader WomenBike project for the League of American Bicyclists and Jeffrey Miller, President/CEO of the Alliance for Biking & Walking. The summit also includes two great parties! The East Bay Bicycle Coalition's annual Biketopia bash on Friday night and our own special event on Saturday night.
  • Info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/443894

November 7, 2013 — Bikeway Design Guide: State of the Practice Solutions for City Streets

  • On-line Webinar: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
  • Since its initial release in Spring 2011, the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide has instigated a new approach to designing for cyclists on city streets. The report was referenced in a recent FHWA policy memo, the Bike Guide is staged to be applied in more cities and more diverse contexts. Using the structure of the Guide, this webinar will provide a basic introduction to the guide's main principles and recommendations, providing direct comparison and case studies to real projects and scenarios from US cities.
  • Info: www.ite.org/education/webinars_NACTO.asp#THE_NACTO_URBAN_BIKEWAY_DESIGN_GUIDE

November 7, 2013 —Webinar on Accessible Play Surfaces

  • On-line Webinar: 2:30 – 4:00 (EST)
  • In this session, Board staff and a representative from the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) will present results from a recently completed study on playground surfaces that assessed how well various types of surface systems, including engineered wood fiber, poured in place rubber, and rubber tiles, perform over time. NCA conducted this research with funding from the Board.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/

November 8, 2013 —Webinar on Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas

  • On-line Webinar: 2:30 – 4:00 (EST)
  • In September, the Board issued accessibility guidelines for outdoor areas developed by the federal government, including trails, picnic and camping areas, and beach access routes. In this webinar, Board representatives will review scoping and technical requirements of the new guidelines which will become effective as part of the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards on November 25.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/

November 8, 2013 —The GIS 20 Essential Skills

  • On-line Webinar: 9 - 2 (PST), 12 - 5 (EST)
  • A second edition of the book The GIS 20: Essential Skills, from ESRI Press will be used in this class. The new book has nine bonus exercises including Advanced labeling in 10.1 and Creating Map Books. A 180 day fully functional ArcGIS 10.1 license is included with the book. An exercise DVD is also included. Workshop structure: This is a hands on, one day virtual class with a live instructor. Students will be given a dial in number for the class, as well as a code for screen sharing to view the instructor's desktop. Student must have ArcGIS 10.0 or higher installed as well as headphones or a speakerphone. No prior experience necessary.
  • Info: http://www.newurbanresearch.com/workshops

November 9, 2013 — Trail Planning

  • Baraboo, WI
  • Thinking about installing trails on your property, but don’t know where to put them? Let an expert help! Tim Malzhan from the Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA) will provide you with basic information you need to know to install trails that are both sustainable and reduce erosion. Other topics covered will include trail layout and design, site analysis, measuring techniques and basic construction. The course will finish with a hike around the Leopold Center to discuss current trail conditions and recommendations.
  • Info: http://www.aldoleopold.org/WoodlandSchool/courses.shtml

November 13-14, 2013 — Wildlife Habitat Council 25th Annual Symposium

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Celebrating Corporate Conservation brings together corporate, government, and conservation leaders from across the globe to share knowledge and recognize conservation and education achievements. This year, WHC celebrates its 25th anniversary of successfully connecting corporations, conservation, and community to create habitat and increase biodiversity with an agenda that highlights outstanding member programs, shares strategies for successful employee and community engagement, and offers opportunities to learn from peers. WHC will share its expertise through hands-on workshops, panel sessions, and an outdoor field trip. Participants are sure to gain useful knowledge in designing and implementing their own wildlife habitat enhancement and conservation education programs.
  • Info: http://www.cvent.com/

November 14-15, 2013 — Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Roundtable

November 14-17, 2013 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Columbus, GA
  • Hosted by: Chattahoochee Valley Area SORBA. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

November 15, 2013 — Opening our Streets for Health: Open Streets Training Session

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Open Streets are programs where the streets are opened to people and closed to cars. Streets become "paved parks" where people of all ages, abilities and social or economic background can get out and improve their health. Register for 8-80 Cities' Opening Our Streets for Health Training Session and learn how to start a programm in your community.
  • Info: http://openstreetstraining.eventbrite.ca/

November 15-18, 2013 — ASLA

November 25-28, 2013 — Building SustainABLE Communities Conference

Past events from October 2013

October 1-3, 2013 — 2013 Walking Summit

  • Washington, DC
  • Join national and local leaders to engage in inspiring conversations and sessions that will build capacity, develop strategies, increase momentum and showcase best practices to increase investments in walkability and walking. This event will model how to integrate walking and physical activity into a conference format, including a "hill and agency walking day."
  • Info: https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=20133232E

October 2, 2013 — Mississippi Bike Summit

  • Jackson, MS
  • Summit Tentative Agenda and Break-out Sessions: *The 5 E’s: Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Evaluation and Planning. *Becoming a Bicycle Friendly Community *Complete Streets *The Health Benefits of Biking in Mississippi *Bikes Mean Business: The impact of Biking and Walking on our Economy *Building a Trail System *Tools and Resources: Road-map and Action Plans *Mississippi as a Bicycle Friendly State
  • Info: http://www.bikewalkmississippi.org/BWMS/summit/

October 3, 2013 — Access Board Webinar: Accessible Playground Surfaces

  • Online Webinar: 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
  • In this session, Board staff and a representative from the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) will present results from a recently completed study on playground surfaces that assessed how well various types of surface systems, including engineered wood fiber, poured in place rubber, and rubber tiles, perform over time. NCA conducted this research with funding from the Board.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/

October 3, 2013 — Webinar: developing and analyzing alternatives for parks and recreation plans

  • Online Webinar: 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
  • This webinar uses project examples and lessons learned from professional planners to illuminate the process for developing and analyzing alternatives. The webinar will: 1) Address when and how Alternatives fit in the overall planning process. 2) Clarify “Planner Speak” and NEPA requirements for alternative development. 3) Summarize key components of alternatives and provide tools for collaboratively developing alternatives with the planning team and project partners. 4) Share both environmental and economic analysis procedures. 5) Offer tips for effectively sharing alternatives with the public. 1.5 hours - Free - Hosted by  Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5415479948738217728

October 4, 2013 — New England Bike-Walk Summit

  • Providence, RI
  • Join us in beautiful downtown Providence for the third New England Bike-Walk Summit-- informative sessions, educational opportunities, invaluable networking, and fun diversions!
  • Info: http://www.newenglandbikewalksummit.org

October 5, 2013 — Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

  • On trails everywhere
  • The event, developed and coordinated by IMBA, strives to encourage communities around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with youth. Informal or formal, one child or 100 children, TKMBD celebrates the joy of riding in the dirt. Besides being good, healthy fun, the goal is to develop a connection between kids and the natural world around them. Today's children are tomorrow's land managers and politicians — future decision-makers for important matters like recreation and access to public lands. How different might our current access landscape look today if previous generations of policy makers had grown up riding bikes on natural-surface trails?
  • Info: http://www.imba.com/tkmbd

October 5, 2013 — Southern Nevada Trails Day Event

  • Henderson, NV
  • This is a great opportunity for the public to pick up information and maps on the incredible trails we have here in Southern Nevada. The regional trail system, now branded as Neon to Nature, has 467off-street trails and over 1,150 miles, as well an additional 475 miles of on-street bike lanes and routes. There will be over 50 booths at the event with information not only on trails but on other things to do in our diverse outdoor environments here in Southern Nevada.
  • Info: Just show up at Henderson’s Cornerstone Park – 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. - Alan O'Neill at oneillalan02@gmail.com

October 5, 2013 — Sterling Forest Trails Project Orientation

  • Sterling Forest, NY
  • Join us for an on-site walking tour orientation of the Sterling Forest Trails Project. Learn about our work plans for how we are going to restore the land we have fought to preserve. Discover trail restoration, building and design techniques. Meet our Americorps crew members. Find out how you can get involved. Following the orientation, we will be holding an introductory Tool Use and Safety class. Presented by New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/trail-u-716-sterling-forest-trail-projects-orientation

October 8, 2013 — Webinar: Partnering and Paying for Alternative Transportation Systems

  • Online Webinar: 1:00-3:00 pm EDT
  • Funding from states, counties and cities, "friends" groups, and private companies has a role in funding alternative transportation systems on Federal lands. This course will provide a brief overview of some federal funding sources, will discuss non-Federal sources of financing, and will provide examples of how Federal Land Management Agencies have partnered with various organizations to fund (provide) alternative transportation projects.
  • Info: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4dvegidab&oeidk=a07e7napaet98c25f10

October 8, 2013 — Major Gifts Fundraising Summit

  • San Francisco , CA
  • It is now well known that, while foundations and corporations are the easiest to target, they represent only 19% of total philanthropic dollars. Individuals, particularly major gift donors, are harder to identify and pursue, but they are by far the largest available philanthropic resource. The bottom line is that you need a major gifts fundraising program - and you need it to be in full swing in this current economic climate.
  • Info: http://www.cfnps.org/2013SFSummit.aspx

October 8-10, 2013 — NRPA

  • Houston, TX
  • NRPA's Congress and Exposition brings together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates, and industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of educational sessions, and the industry's largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.
  • Info: http://www.nrpa.org/Congress2013/

October 9, 2013 — International Walk to School Day

October 11, 2013 —The GIS 20 Essential Skills

  • On-line Webinar: 9 - 2 (PST), 12 - 5 (EST)
  • A second edition of the book The GIS 20: Essential Skills, from ESRI Press will be used in this class. The new book has nine bonus exercises including Advanced labeling in 10.1 and Creating Map Books. A 180 day fully functional ArcGIS 10.1 license is included with the book. An exercise DVD is also included. Workshop structure: This is a hands on, one day virtual class with a live instructor. Students will be given a dial in number for the class, as well as a code for screen sharing to view the instructor's desktop. Student must have ArcGIS 10.0 or higher installed as well as headphones or a speakerphone. No prior experience necessary.
  • Info: http://www.newurbanresearch.com/workshops

October 10-13, 2013 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Jamestown, NY
  • Hosted by: NAMBA. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

October 12-17, 2013 — N2013 Annual NOHVCC and INOHVAA Joint Conference

  • Orlando, FL
  • The mobile workshop will be at the Ocala National Forest. Here is a sample of this year's conference: **MAP-21 (new transportation re-authorization for RTP) updates and the new guidelines **Ocala National Forest volunteer program and what they have been able to achieve with RTP funds ** INOHVAA is sponsoring a Program Managers Round Table on Monday evening **INOHVAA Annual Meeting and working committee sessions**Plenary session about the current state of the 4Wheeled Powersports Industry **Opportunity to get certified on dirt bikes, ATVs, and ROVs
  • Info: http://www.nohvcc.org/education/conference.aspx

October 17, 2013 — Navigating MAP-21 Workshop

  • Omaha, NE
  • Advocacy Advance workshops are designed to provide the knowledge, skills and resources to access untapped or under-utilized federal funding sources at the state, regional and local level to build bicycling and walking infrastructure and programs. With a focus on the new transportation bill, Navigating MAP-21 Workshop participants will learn how to maximize funding in the new Transportation Alternatives program and utilize all MAP-21 funding programs for bicycle and pedestrian projects at the state and local levels.
  • Info: http://www.advocacyadvance.org/trainings

October 17-20, 2013 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Bedford, OH
  • Hosted by: CAMBA. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

October 18-20, 2013 — NC BICYCLE SUMMIT

  • Carrboro, NC
  • Hosted by: North Carolina Active Transportation Alliance. Join ​planners, ​business ​owners, ​nonprofit ​leaders, ​elected ​officials ​and ​advocates ​from ​across ​North ​Carolina ​for ​the ​state's ​second ​annual ​statewide ​Bike ​Summit. The ​mission ​of ​the ​NC ​Bike ​Summit ​is ​to ​foster ​collaboration ​between various ​bicycle ​movements, ​efforts, ​and ​endeavors; ​educate ​local ​government ​staff, ​bicycle ​advocates, ​and​polic ​leaders; ​promote ​cycling ​as ​a ​valid ​form ​of ​transportation; ​and ​highlight ​North ​Carolina’s ​dedication ​toward ​becoming ​a ​premier ​bicycle ​friendly ​state.
  • Info: http://www.ncactive.org/content/nc-bicycle-summit

October 20-23, 2013 — Rail-volution

  • Seattle, WA
  • Non-partisan. Not ideological. The more than 75 workshops, networking events, charrettes and toolbox sessions bring together some of the best minds on livability in the country and the world. They present concrete examples and dialogue to illustrate the rediscovery of community that is sweeping the country.
  • Info: http://www.railvolution.org/resources/future-conferences

October 22-25, 2013 — Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations Annual Conference

October 23, 2013 —The GIS 20 Essential Skills

  • On-line Webinar: 9 - 2 (PST), 12 - 5 (EST)
  • A second edition of the book The GIS 20: Essential Skills, from ESRI Press will be used in this class. The new book has nine bonus exercises including Advanced labeling in 10.1 and Creating Map Books. A 180 day fully functional ArcGIS 10.1 license is included with the book. An exercise DVD is also included. Workshop structure: This is a hands on, one day virtual class with a live instructor. Students will be given a dial in number for the class, as well as a code for screen sharing to view the instructor's desktop. Student must have ArcGIS 10.0 or higher installed as well as headphones or a speakerphone. No prior experience necessary.
  • Info: http://www.newurbanresearch.com/workshops

October 24-27, 2013 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Dayton, OH
  • Hosted by: Miami Valley MBA. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

October 24, 2013 — Webinar: Natural Surface Trail Tread Maintenance - Part 2 of 3

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern
  • This is the second in the American Trails series of three webinars on trail maintenance management presented by Kim Frederick of Chinook Associates LLC. This workshop focuses on managing the surface flow of water on a trail tread. Participants will learn the application and purpose of a Grade Dip, Waterbar, Check Dam, and Berm Removal in keeping water from damaging trails. Students will learn the dynamic impact of water on the trail tread surface and how these types of structures impact the sustainability of the trail and the recreational experience.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/ManageMaintain/webinar-frederick-natural-surface-trail-maintenance.html

October 25, 2013 — Wisconsin Bike Summit

  • Madison, WI
  • This year’s summit will engage everyone — from the most dedicated advocates to those who may be new to bicycling. You’ll choose from a variety of activities such as education seminars, group rides, riding lessons, networking events, and even bicycling-themed games for kids.
  • Info: http://wisconsinbikefed.org/events/bike-summit/

October 25-26, 2013 —State of the EC Greenway

  • Raleigh, NC
  • Oct. 25: A 47-mile cross triangle ride from Durham to Raleigh on the East Coast Greenway. Thanks to great recent greenway progress, over 90% of the ride will be off-road! Oct. 26: State of the Greenway Summit and Trail Council Meeting 9am-5pm.
  • Info: http://wisconsinbikefed.org/events/bike-summit/

October 25, 2013 — Webinar: Designing Bicycle Facilities

  • Online Webinar: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
  • This webinar provides guidance on the best practices for designing a variety of bicycle facilities. Various treatments to improve safety for bicyclists on heavily traveled corridors in large urban areas will be discussed. Guidance will be provided on geometric design parameters for bicycle lanes, off-street bike paths, and intersections. Signing and striping for bicycle facilities will be discussed, especially at locations where bicyclists have to cross heavily traveled streets and intersections. Co-sponsored by ASCE's Transportation and Development Institute and ASCE Continuing Education.
  • Info: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/item/id/134887/q/n=1&o=t&c=79&t=2125&t=2118

October 27-30, 2013 — Mid America Trails & Greenways Conference

  • Matteson, IL
  • This regional conference, organized by the states of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin includes anexhibit hall designed to maximize interaction and information exchange, highlight the industry's state of-the-art products and services, as well as offer demonstrations, showcase successes, and answer attendee questions.
  • Info: http://www.visitchicagosouthland.com/matag2013.htm

October 30-31, 2013 — Universal Trail Assessment Process Coordinator Workshop

  • Matteson, IL
  • The Universal Trail Assessment Process and the High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process are inventory processes that provide 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 for trail users (by providing accurate, objective information about trail conditions). The information obtained can also be used in monitoring environmental impacts on the trail, preparing budgets, developing maintenance and construction plans, and identifying 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. The course will conclude with a written UTAP/HETAP Certification Exam which is the first step towards certification as a Trail Assessment Coordinator.
  • Info: www.visitchicagosouthland.com/UniversalTrailAssessmentProcessandHighEfficiencyTrailAssessmentProcess.htm

Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2013 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Louisville, KY
  • Hosted by: KyMBA Louiville. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

Oct. 31, 2013 —Webinar: New Urban Streets Methodology - Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Modes

  • On-line Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Transportation Research Board will provide an overview of the Highway Capacity Manual 2010's (HCM 2010's) new Urban Streets methodology, focusing on the new multimodal level-of-service methods for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/169569.aspx

Past events from September 2013

September 5, 2013 — Open ADA Question & Answer Session

  • Online webinar: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
  • The session will be an “open” question and answer session whereby the presenters will accept questions on a diversity of topics including the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standard, the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard, Section 508, Medical Diagnostic Equipment, Public Rights of Way, or other Board rulemakings or activities. - Host: US Access Board - Cost: Free
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/Schedule/#nextSession

September 5-8, 2013 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Bristol, IN
  • Hosted by: NIMBA. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 7, 2013 — Invasives Strike Force Training Workshop

  • Bedford Hills, NY
  • The NY-NJ Trail Conference Invasives Strike Force, founded in 2011, is a group of trained volunteers dedicated to identifying and removing invasive plants along our trails. Goals: To better understand the spread of invasive plants in forested parklands, especially along trail corridors; To identify non-invaded areas so that trail crews can maintain the integrity of those areas; To identify and remove invasive species to prevent them from spreading into un-invaded areas.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/view/workshops

September 8, 2013 — Sterling Forest Trails Project Orientation

  • Sterling Forest, NY
  • Join us for an on-site walking tour orientation of the Sterling Forest Trails Project. Learn about our work plans for how we are going to restore the land we have fought to preserve. Discover trail restoration, building and design techniques. Meet our Americorps crew members. Find out how you can get involved. Following the orientation, we will be holding an introductory Tool Use and Safety class. Presented by New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/intro-trail-maintenance-trail-u-738

September 9, 2013 — Urban Mountain Bicycle Parks

  • Boulder, CO
  • Join IMBA, agency staff and local advocates for all-day, in-depth training on how to plan, fund and build an urban mountain bike park. The workshop includes a morning classroom session with case studies and an afternoon visit to Boulder's world-class Valmont Bike Park. Planning and design considerations include selecting an appropriate site, access by users, building public support and engaging the community in an iterative and interactive design process.
  • Info: http://apbppds.org/sessions/?tag=Monday

September 9, 2013 — Denver on Foot and By Bike

  • Denver, CO
  • Join your colleagues on a full-day mobile tour of Denver that includes an in-depth look at bike share and shows how walking and bicycling has helped to revitalize Denver’s neighborhoods. From light rail that entices new transit users, to pump tracks that enable new cyclists to develop their skills, to a vibrant new pedestrian mall featuring a booming streetcar line, Denver is fast becoming a city to watch – and emulate.
  • Info: http://apbppds.org/sessions/2013/9/9/tour-denver

September 9, 2013 — Fort Collins on Foot and by Bike

  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Join your colleagues on a full-day mobile tour of Fort Collins (population 143,986) to discover why this city is consistently named one of the Best Places to Live by Money magazine. Learn how the city leverages its vision for sustainability across planning sectors – from energy to transportation – with positive support from funders. With more than 280 miles of bikeways, a Bicycle Library, planned bus rapid transit, and seasoned town-gown relations, Fort Collins is an excellent Return on Investment (ROI) case study.
  • Info: http://apbppds.org/sessions/2013/9/9/tour-fort-collins

September 9-12, 2013 — Economic, Health and Social Benefits of Walking and Bicycling

  • Boulder, CO
  • This year's theme is Dollars and Sense: Economic, Health and Social Benefits of Walking and Bicycling. Through classroom sessions, mobile tours and inspiring plenaries, we'll explore how to build great facilities for active transportation and learn how make the case for these investments. Sessions are organized into three tracks: Return on Investment for Active Transportation; Guidelines, Standards and Decision-Making; Integrated Corridor Planning and Design. Sponsored by Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/?page=PDS

September 10-11, 2013 — Universal Design for Water Access

September 11-13, 2013 — International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities

  • Munich, Germany
  • “Walking Connects!” provides an opportunity for practitioners, decision-makers, academics and activists from all over the world to connect and talk about walking in 2013. Walking is key to creating healthy, efficient and sustainable communities. By promoting mobility on foot, we are creating fresh momentum for our cities. Walk21’s previous conferences have proven very helpful at understanding how to develop effective walking policies and deliver successful walking projects.
  • Info: http://www.walk21munich.com/

September 12-15, 2013 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Hosted by: Potawatomi Mtn Biking Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 13, 2013 — Washington State Trails Caucus

  • Wenatchee, WA
  • Join leaders from diverse trail communities at the Washington State Trails Caucus to share news and ideas, brag about your recent successes and get inspired for the year to come. This one-day gathering at the Wenatchee Community Center will serve as a forum for our statewide network of trail advocates – everyone with an interest in trails (motorized, non-motorized, snow, asphalt, dirt, or water trails) is welcomed!
  • Info: http://washingtonstatetrailscoalition.org/2013-washington-state-trails-caucus/

September 13-15, 2013 — Winning Campaigns Training

  • Helena, MT
  • The Alliance’s Winning Campaigns Training is a three-day boot camp for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations. This action-oriented workshop gives novice and veteran advocates the tools to create and manage powerful campaigns to increase biking and walking in their communities. Our proven curriculum is led by longtime advocates and national experts with firsthand experience conducting — and winning — bicycle and pedestrian campaigns.
  • Info: http://www.peoplepoweredmovement.org/site/index.php/site/memberservices/winning_campaigns_training/

September 15, 2013 — Trail Layout & Design--PART 2

  • Ossining, NY
  • This workshop is devoted to establishing guidelines for laying out a safe, exciting, and ecologically sound trail. Topics covered include trail planning, soils, grades, hydrological relationships, and trail alignments, as well as trail experience concepts such as users' expectations, gateways, anchors, and trail flow. Students will learn to understand the humanity in a trail: what makes one trail more enjoyable and satisfying than another. After discussing and analyzing existing trails, participants will have the opportunity to design a new trail segment. Presented by New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/trail-layout-designpart-2-trail-u-742

September 15-17, 2013 — Pennsylvania Greenways & Trails Summit

  • Franklin, PA
  • The Summit is a three-day event to share successes, partner on challenges, ask questions, and offer lessons learned. Designed for outdoor recreation enthusiasts, trail builders, businesses that provide goods & services, park and recreation professionals, conservationists, and volunteers. The Summit offers educational sessions, mobile workshops, networking opportunities, and many chances to explore downtown Franklin and the trails, waterways, and conservation easements of northwest PA. Presented by: Council on Greenways & Trails, Oil Region Alliance, Business, Industry and Tourism, Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society, and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.
  • Info: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/brc/conservation/greenways/greenwaysummit/index.htm

September 16, 2013 — Oregon Transportation Summit

  • Portland, OR
  • The Oregon Transportation Summit brings together Oregon’s academic and practicing transportation professionals to advance the state of the art by accelerating new research into practice and shaping the agenda for future research. The summit features a plenary session, a luncheon program and a variety of workshop sessions. OTREC produces the summit in partnership with the Portland Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Oregon Section of the Institute for Transportation Engineers.
  • Info: see website

September 16-19, 2013 — 26th World Canals Conference

  • Toulouse, France
  • This event will bring together canal and inland waterway specialists from all over the world. The Topics of the Conference are: 1. Canals as living heritage to be preserved 2. Canals as ecosystems 3. History of the Canal des Deux Mers (compared to other canals worldwide) 4. Canals and the economy: transport and tourism 5. Waterway networks: analysis of the current situation 6. Governance of inland waterways: towards new models 7. Waterway development strategies
  • Info: http://www.wcc13.com/en/

September 16-20, 2013 — Public Lands Partnership Academy

  • Online, blended learning (using AdobeConnect platform)
  • This five-day academy is designed to engage leadership from nonprofit partner organizations along with key agency staff. Participants will focus on taking their partnerships to the next level through a free exchange of ideas and experiences among peers within the context of the online training process. Seasoned presenters will provide 16 hours of in-depth instruction, facilitated dialogue, and curated readings.
  • Info: http://www.appl.org

September 19-22, 2013 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Des Moines, IA
  • Hosted by: Central Iowa Trails Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 21, 2013 — Trail Layout & Design

  • Minnewaska, NY
  • This workshop is devoted to establishing guidelines for laying out a safe, exciting, and ecologically sound trail. Topics covered include trail planning, soils, grades, hydrological relationships, and trail alignments, as well as trail experience concepts such as users' expectations, gateways, anchors, and trail flow. Students will learn to understand the humanity in a trail: what makes one trail more enjoyable and satisfying than another. After discussing and analyzing existing trails, participants will have the opportunity to design a new trail segment. Presented by New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/trail-layout-design

September 23-27, 2013 — Partnership Convention & Trade Show: The Art of Partnerships

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Join nonprofit leadership and agency partners for three days of shared learning to strengthen your partnership competencies and mission effectiveness. This annual gathering of the public lands community provides educational offerings related to partnerships, leadership and governance, membership and fundraising, educational programming, and sales and engagement. The two-day trade show features educational and retail product and service exhibitors that not only understand the uniqueness of nonprofit operations but also share a passion for our public lands.
  • Info: http://www.appl.org

September 24-25, 2013 — Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

  • Dubuque, IA
  • Presented by the City of Dubuque and Sustainable City Network, the Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is intended for community leaders representing local government, business, non-profits, and schools. This year’s event, sponsored by Crescent Electric Supply, GE Lighting and other corporate sponsors, will directly precede the Iowa League of Cities’ annual conference, also at the Grand River Center.
  • Info: read more...

September 24-25, 2013 — Sustainable Trails For All Conference

  • Greenfield, NH
  • With the upcoming release of the Federal Trail Accessibility Guidelines, communities and land trusts need to know how to sustainably build hiking trails that provide access for everyone. This important conference will help you understand the guidelines and will provide an overview of the techniques and hands-on skills needed to build sustainable hiking trails that provide enjoyment for all. Conference will be held on the campus of Crotched Mountain Foundation.
  • Info: http://www.crotchedmountain.org/sustainabletrails/

September 25, 2013 — Webinar: Introduction to Trail Maintenance Management Planning - Part 1 of 3

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern
  • This is the first in the American Trails series of three webinars on trail maintenance management presented by Kim Frederick of Chinook Associates LLC. If you already have a Trail Maintenance Management Plan this webinar will present some ideas on how you might improve it. If you are considering developing one, you will get information to consider so you can make good decisions about how you might best move forward with the development of your plan. CEUs are being offered for this webinar.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/ManageMaintain/webinar-frederick-trail-maintenance-management-planning.html

September 25-26, 2013 — 70th Annual Vermont Governor’s Conference on Recreation

  • Fairlee, VT
  • From its beginning in 1943, the Vermont Governor's Conference on Recreation has been designed to bring together Vermonters who share an interest in parks, trails, recreation, open space & leisure opportunities. Includes "How Sustainable Trail Designs Create Memorable User Experiences" presented by Josh Ryan, Trail Designer/Builder, Timber and Stone, LLC.
  • Info: http://www.vrpa.org/conferences.html

September 26, 2013 — Navigating MAP-21 Workshop

  • Charleston, WV
  • Advocacy Advance workshops are designed to provide the knowledge, skills and resources to access untapped or under-utilized federal funding sources at the state, regional and local level to build bicycling and walking infrastructure and programs. With a focus on the new transportation bill, Navigating MAP-21 Workshop participants will learn how to maximize funding in the new Transportation Alternatives program and utilize all MAP-21 funding programs for bicycle and pedestrian projects at the state and local levels.
  • Info: http://www.advocacyadvance.org/trainings

September 26, 2013 — Webinar: Road Safety Audits and How to Use Them to Promote Bicyclist Safety

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • This presentation will cover consideration of bicyclists in the Road Safety Audit process and review some successful applications of this process that lead to improved conditions for cyclists. An RSA is a formal safety examination of an existing or future roadway or off-road facility and is conducted by an independent, experienced, multidisciplinary team. The presentation will describe the content of the Federal Highway Administration's Bicycle Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists, which provide transportation agencies and RSA teams with a better understanding of the safety of cyclists in the transportation system when conducting an RSA.
  • Info: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/513101490 

September 26-29, 2013 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Hosted by: Linn Area Mtn Bike Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 28, 2013 — Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST) Symposium

  • Sanford, FL
  • The US Forest Service, along with the Florida Trail Association and the Florida Outdoor Recreation Coalition is hosting the FNST Symposium to highlight its 30th Anniversary and future plans for one of Florida’s most remarkable trails. During the past 30 years the FNST has grown to over 1,000 designated miles through the dedicated work of countless volunteers and land managing agencies. This year’s symposium will highlight future plans that will make the FNST an even greater outdoor experience in the next 30 years.
  • Info: http://www.florc.org/

 

 
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