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Calendar of Trails Training

Hosted by AmericanTrails.org

 

Trail training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, nonmotorized transportation, funding, and stewardship:

Past trail training, workshops, and conferences

Archived events

Add to the calendar: Send your events, workshops, and trails training opportunities to trailhead@americantrails.org

 

 

PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR: Events from the past year

Past events from September 2017

 

September 7, 2017 — Webinar: Questions and Answers on Accessibility Standards

  • Online webinar: 2:30 pm Eastern
  • This is a regular webinar series that provides an opportunity to ask questions on any topic related to the Access Board's work and activities. Questions are welcome on the Board's accessibility requirements and rulemaking activities, including the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards, new standards being developed for medical diagnostic equipment, and other topics related to the Board's work. Accessibility specialists will answer questions submitted in advance during the first half of the session, leaving time in the second half to answer questions in the live session.
  • Info: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110599

September 10, 2017 — Arizona Trail - Skills Institute Sessions

  • Mormon Lake, AZ
  • Learn trail corridor theory to gain a sense of why trail work matters. Includes how to see the trail in the context of the surrounding landscape and how to identify and correct potential erosion problems. This session covers Module 1: Seeing the Trail and Module 2: Trail Corridor and Maintenance.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

September 12, 2017 — Webinar: U.S. Federal Policy Briefing

September 13-15, 2017 — National Walking Summit

  • St. Paul, MN
  • The National Walking Summit is the premier opportunity for community advocates, nonprofit representatives, government officials, and transit, health, and planning professionals to share best practices and stories, increase the visibility of key issues, build support for the walking movement, and create momentum for the work ahead.
  • Info: http://walkingsummit.org/

September 19-21, 2017 — Walk 21

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Walk21 Calgary will draw academia, citizens, policy-makers, urban planners, healthcare professionals, and local leaders who are invested in fostering healthy and vibrant communities. International delegates will experience Calgary’s emerging walkability, discuss how walking transforms rapidly growing cities, and be exposed to new ideas about how walking can connect people and communities.
  • Info: https://www.ucalgary.ca/walk21calgary/

September 20, 2017 — Webinar: Green Design: Minimizing Environmental Impact in Public Rights of Way

  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals presents green design elements for streets, and present specific strategies through case studies for incorporating elements of green infrastructure and green design. They will also explore current funding sources for Green Streets and discuss the Capital City Bikeway in Minneapois from concept to construction including low impact development and green design features..
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=900276&group=

September 21, 2017 — Webinar: Connecting Communities: Integrating Transportation and Recreation Networks

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern
  • American Trails will present this Webinar on September 21, 2017 with Christopher Douwes and Laura Toole with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This webinar will explore how to integrate transportation and recreation infrastructure.
  • Info: http://americantrails.org/resources/trans/webinar-connecting-communities.html

September 21, 2017 — Webinar: Partnership for the National Trails System trail intern grant program

  • Online webinar: 2:00 p.m. Eastern
  • The Partnership for the National Trails System— in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and US Forest Service— is providing mini project grants for young adults to become involved with our national scenic and historic trails. These grants will help to support internships opportunities. They will be available to both Federal agency partners and PNTS non-profit member group organizations and affiliates.
  • Info: http://pnts.org/new/intern-grants/

September 24-26, 2017 — Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails Summit

  • Reading, PA
  • Every other year, the PA Recreation and Park Society and PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources join forces with a local host committee to present the statewide conference. The Summit provides trail professionals, volunteers, and advocates with the essential information needed to build, manage, and maintain trails throughout the Commonwealth.
  • Info: http://www.prps.org/training/training-greenways.html

September 26-28, 2017 — NRPA Annual Conference 2017

  • New Orleans, LA
  • Every year, thousands of park and recreation professionals attend the NRPA Annual Conference for energetic networking activities, inspirational education sessions and an inside look at the latest products for the field.h
  • Info: https://www.nrpa.org/conference2017/

September 28-30, 2017 — Santa Fe Trail Association Symposium

  • Olathe, KS
  • Hosted by the Missouri River Outfitters Chapter and the Douglas County Chapter, Olathe, KS. The theme will be “The Santa Fe Trail: America's First Highway of International Commerce.”
  • Info: http://www.santafetrail.org/trail-events.html

 

Past events from August 2017

 

August 1, 2017 — Webinar: Outdoor Recreation: Partnering for Relevancy and Inclusion

  • Online webinar: 2:00 to 3:30 pm Eastern (1 pm Central, Noon Mountain, 11 am Pacific)
  • Regional partnerships with higher education institutions can be an effective and rewarding endeavor to achieve youth goals and management objectives in a way that rejuvenates staff and educates the next generation of public land professionals. Dr. Briget Eastep is an Associate Professor of Outdoor Recreation at Southern Utah University and has built outdoor programs at SUU through partnerships with regional land management agencies in order to offer exceptional real world learning experiences for students.
  • Info: https://www.recpro.org/webinars

August 3, 2017 — Webinar: Surface Roughness and Rollability Research for Pedestrians

  • Online webinar: 2:30 pm Eastern
  • While there are ways to measure and analyze surface roughness for roadways, none are appropriate for pedestrian pathways. The Access Board funded a study that used subject testing to examine how the roughness of pathway surfaces impacts wheelchair travel. Results from this research were used in the development of a new ASTM standard on pedestrian surfaces. This session will discuss the research findings and the new ASTM standard.
  • Info: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110598

August 4-11, 2017 — Appalachian Trail Conservancy Biennial Conference

  • Waterville, ME
  • "Views from the Maine Woods" includes workshops, hikes (both on the A.T. and others), excursions, special activities, entertainment showcasing Maine entertainers we know you will enjoy, and the ATC's Annual Meeting.
  • Info: http://www.appalachiantrail.org/

August 5, 2017 — Trail Assessment Training

  • Palmer, AK
  • This one-day training includes both classroom and field portions. It is designed to teach volunteers the basics of sustainable trails, common problems on trails and a process for identifying and cataloging those problems. Various methods – both paper and electronic – will be employed to collect and organize the data gathered. Sponsored by Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation.
  • Info: Steve Cleary at 907-334-8049

August 15, 2017 — Webinar: Innovative Statewide Partnerships for Active Transportation Planning

  • Online webinar: 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern
  • Highlights three statewide approaches to planning for pedestrians and bicyclists that include innovative partnerships between state departments of transportation, state departments of health, and metropolitan planning organizations or local governments. The presenters will discuss the approaches to collecting and integrating data, analyzing potential impacts, identifying collaborative solutions, and integrating pedestrian and bicycle considerations into statewide long range transportation plans and programs.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/176207.aspx

August 16, 2017 — Webinar: Walking and Bicycling in an Automated Future

  • Online webinar: 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern
  • Part I: The Promise and Challenges of Automated Technologies - speakers will discuss policy issues and tools that can guide the evolution of automated vehicles in a way that supports vibrant, multimodal communities. Hear perspectives from the National Association of City Transportation Officials, UC Davis National Center for Sustainable Transportation, Sam Schwartz Engineering, the Portland, OR Smart Autonomous Vehicles Initiative. Ask questions and share ideas in a facilitated discussion afterward.
  • Info: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6164921399129647873

August 20-24, 2017 — Comprehensive Bikeway Design 1.0

  • Portland, OR
  • Portland State University presents pioneers and leading practitioners to teach the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of classroom sessions and tours. The instruction and interaction with other participants will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research. Daily field tours in the Portland area provide first-hand experience with innovative bicycle facilities and treatments, providing a unique “living laboratory” to study.
  • Info: https://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/`comprehensive-bikeway-design-10

August 22-27, 2017 — Annual NOHVCC/INOHVAA Joint Conference

  • Manchester, NH
  • Sponsored by the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council. These conferences involve land managers, enthusiasts, organizations, and industry to share information and experiences, participate in educational opportunities, and become partners in “furthering a positive future for responsible OHV recreation.” It is also a great opportunity for education regarding current and future best management practices.
  • Info: http://www.nohvcc.org/Education/Conference.aspx

August 25-27, 2017 — Trail Building Workshop with Michigan Mountain Biking Association

  • Boyne Falls, MI
  • The Michigan Mountain Bike Festival includes a hands-on Trail Building Workshop as well as riding clinics. Participants will be working on a trail and learning some planning considerations, trail building, and maintenance.
  • Info: https://www.bikereg.com/mmbf17

August 29, 2017 —Webinar: Partnership for the National Trails System trail intern grant program

  • Online webinar: 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • The Partnership for the National Trails System— in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and US Forest Service— is providing mini project grants for young adults to become involved with our national scenic and historic trails. These grants will help to support internships opportunities. They will be available to both Federal agency partners and PNTS non-profit member group organizations and affiliates.
  • Info: http://pnts.org/new/intern-grants/

August 31, 2017 —Webinar: Reducing Crime One Trail at a Time

  • Online webinar: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails hosts this program to explore methods of enhancing trail security and safety perceptions through environmental design. While studies have shown that trails themselves do not generate crime, in many urban areas, perceived safety is serious, and even the perception of trail safety creates a stigma for trails as a public facility. Using a multi-disciplinary, multi-pronged approach to trail planning and design, managers, planners, and volunteers can create a climate of safety on trails.
  • Info: http://americantrails.org/resources/safety/webinar-reducing-crime-one-trail-at-a-time.html

Past events from July 2017

 

July 6-11, 2017 — Colorado Trail Fest

  • Leadville, CO
  • Discover the famous Colorado Trail during a trail-based celebration bringing together outdoor enthusiasts to hike and camp approximately a 25-mile stretch of the Colorado Trail.
  • Info: https://www.cobs.org/course/colorado-trail-fest/

July 12-13, 2017 — Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses

  • Portland, OR
  • This Portland State University course focuses on a holistic approach to teaching transportation engineering and planning by integrating design for bicycles and pedestrians. In addition, the course provides an understanding of state-of-the art practice. Participants will receive learning materials to broaden their curriculum and provide resources for course design.
  • Info: https://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/integrating-bike-ped-topics-into-university-transportation-courses

July 14-16, 2017 — COHVCO Great Trails Training Workshop

  • Castle Rock, CO
  • The Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition, in conjunction with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, Colorado State Parks and Wildlife, US Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management, will be holding the workshops. The 3-day training will consist of classroom sessions on July 14, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and field sessions on May 6-7, at the Rampart Range Recreation Area.
  • Info: http://www.nohvcc.org/Education/Workshops/cohvco-workshops-2017

July 21-23, 2017 — Tahoe Trail Skills College

  • Truckee, CA
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association invites volunteers to attend the annual training weekend. The sessions offered are designed to train new and returning volunteers in a variety of topics from trail maintenance to invasive species identification.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/tahoe/

July 22, 2017 — Advanced Trail Skills- Rock Skills

  • Eldorado Canyon State Park, CO
  • Rock work is a technically challenging but extremely rewarding advanced component of trail construction and maintenance. Working with Mike McHugh, one of the best rock experts on the Front Range, you will learn the principles behind rock structures. This rock work skills training is primarily intended for anyone who has trail building experience and wants to take it to the next level.
  • Info: https://www.wlrv.net/index.php?section=events&action=list&type=trainings#event2212

July 23-26, 2017 — Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation Annual Meeting

  • Billings, MT
  • Attendees at the 2017 Annual Meeting will have an opportunity to visit the site of the once elusive Canoe Camp on the Yellowstone River. The last of the dugout canoes of the Lewis and Clark Expedition were constructed near Park City, Montana.
  • Info: http://www.lewisandclark.org/meeting/index.php

July 27-29, 2017 — North Country Trail Alliance Celebration

  • Marquette, MI
  • Hikes both on and off the NCT, non-hiking activities, break-out sessions, dinners with the National Park Service’s Volunteer-in-Parks recognitions, the North Country Trail Association’s Annual Awards presentation, live auction, and presentations about the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, the Appalachian Trail in story and song, and an update on the Iron Belle Trail will all be included. Pre and post activities to attend as you travel to and from the Celebration are also in the works.
  • Info: http://nctacelebration.org/

July 31 - Aug. 4, 2017 — Comprehensive Bikeway Design 2.0

  • Portland, OR
  • Portland State University presents the IBPI advanced course on bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom and field experience. With one-on-one problem solving with instructors, the course primarily focuses on improving existing bicycle networks.
  • Info: https://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/comprehensive-bikeway-design-20

Past events from JUNE, 2017

 

June 1-4, 2017 — Allingham Trail Skills College

June 3, 2017 — National Trails Day

  • On trails everywhere!
  • American Hiking Society sponsors National Trails Day, 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://nationaltrailsday.americanhiking.org/

June 8, 2017 — ACA Adaptive Paddling Workshop

  • Durham, NH
  • American Canoe Association's Adaptive Paddling Workshops provide the information necessary to seamlessly integrate individuals with physical disabilities into outdoor recreation programs in the context of paddlesports. Learn from experts about adaptive paddlesport outfitting, risk assessment and management, and techniques to paddle comfortably, safely, and with a high level of performance.
  • Info: http://www.americancanoe.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=927168&group=

June 9-11, 2017 — Big Bend Trail Skills College

June 14, 2017 — Webinar: Tools and Programs for Measuring Walking and Walkability

  • Online webinar: 2-3 pm Eastern
  • When talking about opportunities to walk, knowing where to walk and what makes an attractive walk are key. Data, mapping tools, and assessments can be useful in making the argument for walkable communities and the development of healthy and inclusive cities. Learn about some of the leading tools available to walking advocates. 
  • Info: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5920573627066137603

June 21-23, 2017 — Downhill Bike Park Summit

  • Northstar, CA
  • National Ski Areas Association sponsors this annual conference for managers or mountain bike trail systems associated with ski areas. Rides are featured along with sessions on marketing, maintenance, signs, events, Risk Management, and trail design.
  • Info: www.nsaa.org/events/mountain-bike-summit/mbs-home/

June 21, 2017 — Webinar: Putting the Data to Work for Better Planning and Evaluation

  • Online webinar: 3 pm Eastern
  • PeopleForBikes' will discuss their forthcoming network analysis tool. Its goal is to join policy with politics, making it relatively cheap and easy for cities to locate the weakest areas in their biking network — and, eventually, the easiest ways to make the network better. 
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=900265

June 22, 2017 — Webinar: Complete Streets & Walkable Communities

June 26-29, 2017 — Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals seminar

  • Memphis, TN
  • The Professional Development Seminar theme this year is "Walk and Roll: Transformations in Transportation" and our tracks are focusing on Building a Diverse Profession, Implementing Complete Streets Policies, and Partnerships. We will have a host of informative and exciting mobile tours to choose from for you to explore our host city of Memphis!
  • Info: http://apbppds.org/

June 28-30, 2017 — PeopleForBikes PlacesforBikes Conference

  • Madison, WI
  • The focus is on quickly improving bike infrastructure to connect people to education, employment, recreation and transit. Attendees will learn how projects both large and small, from major new pathways to small pump tracks from protected bike lanes to mountain bike trails, can transform and invirgorate communities for both locals and visitors.
  • Info: http://www.peopleforbikes.org/placesforbikes/pages/conference-2017

 

Past events from May 2017

 

May 7-10, 2017 — 23rd International Trails Symposium

  • Dayton, OH
  • American Trails hosts the 23rd International Trails Symposium in Dayton, Ohio May 7-10, 2017. We are proud to feature for a second Symposium the Professional TrailBuilders Association’s (PTBA) Sustainable Trails Workshop Series, Legacy Trail, Technical Track, and Outdoor Trade Show. This will be an inspiring and educational conference as we come together as a trails community.
  • Info: http://americantrails.org/ee/index.php/symposium/2017

May 1-4, 2017 — Trail Master Course

  • Brimfield, IL
  • American Endurance Ride Conference sponsors Trail Master classes to learn the proper way to design and build new trails -- and maintain and improve existing trails. Land managers attend the class with riders. Mornings are spent in the classroom, and afternoons are set aside for field work and getting one's hands dirty. Those who graduate from the four-day course are certified crew leaders, and can go anyplace to lead crews in the proper way to maintain, build and design trails.
  • Info: https://aerc.org/static/trailmaster.aspx

May 3-5, 2017 — Tennessee Greenways and Trails Forum

  • Burns, TN
  • This year’s forum theme is “Tennessee Trails: A Community's Pathway to Health, Happiness and Prosperity!"Forum sessions will highlight the impact of greenways and trails in our communities and discuss their role in uniting our citizens, improving health and combating obesity, promote economic development and tourism, provide alternative transportation opportunities and connecting people to nature.
  • Info: See registration website

May 4, 2017 — Wisconsin Bike Summit

  • Milwaukee, WI
  • American Endurance Ride Conference sponsors Trail Master classes to learn the proper way to design and build new trails -- and maintain and improve existing trails. Land managers attend the class with riders. Mornings are spent in the classroom, and afternoons are set aside for field work and getting one's hands dirty. Those who graduate from the four-day course are certified crew leaders, and can go anyplace to lead crews in the proper way to maintain, build and design trails.
  • Info: https://aerc.org/static/trailmaster.aspx

May 5-7, 2017 — West Cascades Trail Skills College

  • McKenzie Bridge, OR
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association, High Cascade Forest Volunteers, and Willamette and Deschutes National Forests invite you to attend the annual volunteer training weekend. The sessions offered are designed to train new and returning volunteers in a variety of topics from trail maintenance to invasive species identification.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/westfir/

May 5-7, 2017 — COHVCO Great Trails Training Workshop

  • Grand Junction, CO
  • The Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition, in conjunction with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, Colorado State Parks and Wildlife, US Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management, will be holding the three day workshops.
  • Info: http://www.nohvcc.org/Education/Workshops/cohvco-workshops-2017

May 10, 2017 — National Bike to School Day

  • Across America
  • Thousands of students, families, community partners, and elected officials around the country will celebrate the benefits of biking and walking to school during National Bike to School Day. Register your school’s event today to be counted among the thousands of schools who participate each year.
  • Info: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/

May 10-11, 2017 — Friends of Verde River Greenway Conference

  • Clarkdale, AZ
  • This event is held to bring together the broad network of partners, community members, local leadership, scientists, restoration practitioners, business owners, and all other river enthusiasts who have a vested interest in the health of the Verde River Watershed. Through field trips, panel discussions, and a keynote speaker, VWRC will bring our audience into the folds of the state of the Verde River Watershed, as it sustains flows, restores habitat, and promotes community.
  • Info: http://www.verderivergreenway.org/the-verde-river-state-of-the-watershed-conference/

May 13-14, 2017 — Crew Leader Training in Trails - Eldorado Canyon

  • Eldorado Canyon State Park, CO
  • Crew leadership is a great way to enhance your stewardship of public lands and build your professional leadership skills while helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage techniques, and volunteer care and safety protocols. You will also be introduced to trail construction techniques and get hands-on practice as a crew leader.
  • Info: https://www.wlrv.net/index.php?section=events&action=list&type=trainings#event2211

May 14-17, 2017 — National ADA Symposium

  • Chicago, IL
  • This is the single greatest annual gathering of Americans with Disabilities Act professionals in the country.
  • Info: http://www.adasymposium.org/

May 17, 2017 — Webinar: Complete Streets & Walkable Communities

May 18, 2017 — Alabama Recreational Trails Leadership Workshop

May 19-20, 2017 — Oklahoma Bike Summit

  • Muskogee, OK
  • The Oklahoma Bike Summit is an annual two-day educational and advocacy conference, hosted by the Oklahoma Bicycling Coalition, and features a variety of speakers and sessions focused on bicycle facility design, bicycle tourism, bicycle education, and Safe Routes To School
  • Info: www.okbikesummit.org/OklahomaBikeSummit/Home.html

May 19-21, 2017 — North Cascades Trail Skills College

Past events from April 2017

 

April 1, 2017 — St. Louis Women's Bike Summit

  • St. Louis, MO
  • To share experience and knowledge through lectures, hands-on presentations, panel discussions, and interactions with each other and our cycling community partners. We want to unite women of the Metro St. Louis area who share a desire to make cycling an activity they can pursue for the rest of their lives.
  • Info: http://www.stlwomensbikesummit.org/home.html

April 6-7, 2017 — Trail Master Course

  • Ford City, PA
  • American Endurance Ride Conference sponsors Trail Master classes to learn the proper way to design and build new trails -- and maintain and improve existing trails. Land managers attend the class with riders. Mornings are spent in the classroom, and afternoons are set aside for field work and getting one's hands dirty. Those who graduate from the four-day course are certified crew leaders, and can go anyplace to lead crews in the proper way to maintain, build and design trails.
  • Info: https://aerc.org/static/trailmaster.aspx

April 6-7, 2017 — Crosscut Saw Training

  • Estacada, OR
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association saw program certifies sawyers for bucking operations only, and is made possible thanks to safety and operation agreements with the U.S. Forest Service. This event is open to PCTA volunteers and members only. There are two class sessions - the first is April 6-7, the second is April 8-9. Students only need to attend one two-day session. (Sawyers applying for re-certification only need to attend a single day.)
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer-project/estacada-crosscut-saw-training/

April 8-9, 2017 — Crosscut Saw Training

  • Estacada, OR
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association saw program certifies sawyers for bucking operations only, and is made possible thanks to safety and operation agreements with the U.S. Forest Service. This event is open to PCTA volunteers and members only. There are two class sessions - the first is April 6-7, the second is April 8-9. Students only need to attend one two-day session. (Sawyers applying for re-certification only need to attend a single day.)
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer-project/estacada-crosscut-saw-training/

April 11, 2017 — Webinar: Part I: Designing for Bicyclist Safety

  • Online webinar: 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern
  • The first part of the webinar series will provide context for considering bicyclists in the transportation system. Panelists will introduce common safety problems for bicyclists, explore trends in bicyclist safety, and identify a range of strategies for diagnosing safety problems. This three-part webinar series is based on a recently-developed training course from the Federal Highway Administration and delivered by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center.
  • Info: http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/training/webinars_FHWA_dbs.cfm

April 17, 2017 — Webinar: Part II: Designing for Bicyclist Safety Along the Road

  • Online webinar: 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern
  • Part two will share information about countermeasures and strategies to improve on-road bicycle facilities. This three-part webinar series is based on a recently-developed training course from the Federal Highway Administration and delivered by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center.
  • Info: http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/training/webinars_FHWA_dbs.cfm

April 19-21, 2017 — California Trails & Greenways Conference

  • Monterey, CA
  • Discover new partnerships and take advantage of great networking opportunities. California Trails & Greenways is the longest running and most successful trails conference in the world, celebrating 32 years in 2017. Learn from over 80 session presenters, each a recognized leader and trail expert. Highly visible exhibit areas offer products and services for all trail types, and provide meaningful face-to-face discussions with trails professionals. Exposure to the latest trail products, trends and technology.
  • Info: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24151

April 20-22, 2017 — Georgia Trail Summit

  • Columbus, GA
  • The program will be heavy on how-to sessions with practical content on the full lifecycle of successful trails, from concept and construction to operations and long-term sustainability. Share your proven approach or innovative trail project with a broad, statewide audience. Or lead a mobile workshop sharing the latest techniques.
  • Info: https://georgiatrailsummit.com/

April 21-23, 2017 — Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training

  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • The Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training is an intensive weekend-long training for volunteers who are interested in becoming certified and active Volunteer Crew Leaders. While in the training, participants will learn how to lead safe, successful trail projects and develop basic trail construction and restoration skills. The training is hosted in partnership by Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Trails and Open Space Coalition, Friends of the Peak, and the City of Colorado Springs.
  • Info: https://www.rmfi.org/programs/pikes-peak-regional-crew-leader-training

April 21-23, 2017 — 27th Annual East Coast Paddlesports Symposium

  • Charleston, SC
  • A 3-day immersion in the history, technique, hands-on experience, and fun of kayaking, canoeing, and more. The symposium is the heart of the Charleston Outdoor Fest, and paddling enthusiasts will not be disappointed. Classroom lectures and on-water basics and master classes are available. Package holders will also have access to unlimited boat demos from the world's leading manufacturers, social opportunities with the world's top instructors, and much more.
  • Info: http://www.americancanoe.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=904655&group=

April 22, 2017 — Trail Care 101—The Open Classroom

  • Petersburg, PA
  • Keystone Trails Association sponsors a workshop at Whipple Dam State Park on how trails are built and maintained differently, in different places. Learn the skills, the lingo, the why and how of trail care, and the safety precautions you need to know to be a Trail Maintainer.
  • Info: http://www.kta-hike.org/trail-care-101-workshop.html

April 23, 2017 — ACA Adaptive Paddling Workshop

  • Charleston, SC
  • American Canoe Association's Adaptive Paddling Workshops provide the information necessary to seamlessly integrate individuals with physical disabilities into outdoor recreation programs in the context of paddlesports. For kayakers with physical disabilities (and those interested in becoming kayakers), the final day of this APW (Tuesday, April 25) offers a perfect opportunity to learn from experts about adaptive paddlesport outfitting, risk assessment and management, and techniques to paddle comfortably, safely, and with a high level of performance.
  • Info: http://www.americancanoe.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=921840&group=

April 23, 2017 — USFS Saw Safety Training & Certification

  • Coon Rapids, MN
  • Hosted by the Border Route Trail Association. The Forest Service provides at no charge the training necessary for certification in April of each year at Bunker Hills regional Park in Coon Rapids, MN. The training and certification only covers bucking (cutting trees that are already down on the ground). It does not cover tree felling.
  • Info: http://www.borderroutetrail.org/sawtraining.html

April 25, 2017 — Webinar: Exploring Transportation Statistics - Bike Statistics

  • Online webinar: 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Join presenters from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Federal Highway Administration, and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and explore the role data plays in monitoring and observing key trends in bicycle transportation. Presentations will cover nonmotorized count extensions to the Traffic Monitoring Guide and the Traffic Monitoring Analysis System, the MPO Bike/Ped Count Technology Pilot Project as well as highlights from the Intermodal Passenger Connectivity Database.
  • Info: https://www.bts.gov/event/behind-numbers-exploring-transportation-statistics-bike-statistics

April 25-27, 2017 — Virginia Land Conservation and Greenways Conference

  • Williamsburg, VA
  • For the 11th annual conference, Virginia’s United Land Trusts are partnering with the Statewide Trails Advisory Committee. There will be four tracks of concurrent sessions, with two tracks for land conservation topics, one track for greenways topics, and a fourth track for topics that combine both land conservation and greenways. There will also be field trips, a banquet, and lots of opportunities to network.
  • Info: Peggy Stevens with the Northern Virginia Land Trust, pstevens@nvct.org

April 27, 2017 — Webinar: Part III: Designing for Bicyclist Safety at Intersections

  • Online webinar: 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern
  • Part three will explore design strategies to improve bicyclist safety at intersections. This three-part webinar series is based on a recently-developed training course from the Federal Highway Administration and delivered by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center.
  • Info: http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/training/webinars_FHWA_dbs.cfm

April 27-30, 2017 — Annual Buckeye TrailFest

  • Yellow Springs, OH
  • Hikes, presentations, the silent and live auctions, good meals, great friends, workshops, and much more will keep you busy, learning, and entertained during TrailFest. Sponsored By The Buckeye Trail Assocation.
  • Info: http://www.buckeyetrailfest.org/index.php

April 27-30, 2017 — Ice Age Trail Alliance Annual Conference

April 28-30, 2017 — Columbia Cascades Trail Skills College

Past events from March 2017

 

March 4, 2017 — Trail Clinic: Reclamation strategies for problem trail segments

  • Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, TX
  • This will be a clinic on developing a plan for closing and rerouting problem trail segments. The clinic will include a hike though of a problem trail segment and a discussion of strategies for repair or closure and rerouting. Sponsored by Central Texas Trail Tamers.
  • Info: see website

March 5, 2017 — Trail Building 101 Course at Fort Bluff

  • Fort Bluff, TN
  • An essential, hands-on course in building a sustainable hiking trail. Under the guidance of Cumberland Trails Conference Master Trail Builders, participants will work through every aspect of trail building from corridor clearing to final grooming. Students will learn tool safety, trail terminology, the “zipper-method” of duff removal, the importance of cutting a proper back slope, how to “grub-out” stumps and simple rock work. Participants will gain a better appreciation for how water and hikers work against a trail and the techniques that make a trail sustainable with little or no maintenance.
  • Info: http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/2017/02/ctc-news-february-2017/

March 6-9, 2017 — National Bike Summit

  • Washington, DC
  • This dynamic event includes keynote addresses from top government officials, members of Congress, and leaders from advocacy and industry; workshops that highlight innovative advocacy ideas and trends from around the country; and, of course, an organized Lobby Day to bring our message about the benefits of bicycling to our elected officials on Capitol Hill.
  • Info: http://bikeleague.org/summit

March 8, 2017 — Cumberland Trails Conference Leadership Training

  • Fort Bluff, TN
  • This hands-on session focuses on becoming a better leader of volunteer trail building teams. Covers how to teach basic trail building skills, safety, terminology, assessing crew strengths and technical skills. Beyond the basics; armoring, water crossings and rock work techniques are covered. Sponsored by Cumberland Trails Conference.
  • Info: http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/2017/02/ctc-news-february-2017/

March 11, 2017 — Trail Maintenance Workshop

March 11-12, 2017 — Crew Leader Training for Trails

  • Fort Collins, CO
  • This program equips experienced trail volunteers with the soft skills and opportunities to assist public land agencies and organizations in leading critical trail and restoration projects all over our northern region. The program begins with an intensive weekend-long course where participants will learn how to lead safe, successful trail projects and develop basic trail construction and restoration skills. After the training weekend, participants will be encouraged to sign up and co-lead 2 volunteer workdays under the supervision of experienced Crew Leaders.
  • Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crew-leader-training-for-trails-registration-31939876029?aff=erelexpmlt

March 12-18, 2017 — Sustainable Trails Conference

  • Bend, OR
  • The 2017 Sustainable Trails Conference features the PTBA Sustainable Trails Workshops, a technical track of Concurrent Session exploring all of the aspects of good trail design, construction, planning and maintenance, a local Legacy Trail, and of course the world famous Outdoor Trade Show and Demonstration Area. Multi-day workshops are paid workshops, offered either pre-conference (March 11-12) or post-conference (March 16-18).
  • Info: www.trailbuilders.org/training/sustainable-trails-conference-bend-or-march-12-18-2017

March 16-18, 2017 — Modern Mountain Biking Facilities Development

  • Bend, OR
  • Recent innovations in mountain biking facilities have left many land managers confused. What is a bike park, a flow trail, a pump track? Who do these facilities serve, what do they cost to develop, and how is risk and maintenance managed? Three of the country's leading mtb facility planner-designers, Nat Lopes of Hilride, Scott Linnenburger of Kay-Linn Enterprises and Woody Keen of Trail Wisdom, will provide a comprehensive classroom and field-based exploration of these facilities.
  • Info: http://www.trailbuilders.org/

March 14, 2017 — Utah Bike Summit

  • Ogden, UT
  • The summit brings together everyday riders, bicycle and trail advocates, representatives from Utah’s bicycle industry, planners, engineers, representatives from Utah’s tourism industry and health fields, and local and state government officials in order to make Utah more bicycle friendly.
  • Info: https://bikeutah.org/utah-bike-summit/utah-bike-summit-2/

March 20-21, 2017 — Oregon Active Transportation Summit

  • Portland, OR
  • Attendees work to create a shared vision of the transportation system investments, policies, and programs that could most effectively transform our communities into vibrant, safe, healthy, active places for all.
  • Info: http://ourhealthystreets.org/atsummit/

March 23-24, 2017 — Nebraska Bike/Walk Summit

  • Lincoln, NE
  • Sponsored by Nebraska Bicycling Alliance, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Walkable Communities project, and S & G Endeavors brings biking and walking advocates and professionals together to hear from dynamic speakers, learn about what others are doing around the state and region, and receive skills training needed as we work to enhance the Good Life in Nebraska through biking and walking.

  • Info: https://www.nebikewalksummit.org/

March 24-26, 2017 — Alabama Hiking Society Trail Conference

March 24-26, 2017 — 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

  • Elkin, NC
  • The central events of the weekend include the Hiking Boot Gala on Friday night and the Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday. Before and after the gala - Friday through Sunday - Elkin has organized a full-schedule of Trail and Town Excursions to help you enjoy the outdoors and learn more about this special part of North Carolina.
  • Info: see website

March 25, 2017 — Trail Builder for a Day

  • Hopatcong, NJ
  • This day in the field will teach about techniques like side-hilling and drain-building which help ensure that hiking trails remain in peak condition despite the challenges of erosion from nature and regular use. It will also discuss more advanced trail building techniques like turnpiking and bog-bridging to address wet areas. Hosted by The Lake Hopatcong Foundation and New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
  • Info: www.lakehopatcongfoundation.org/datelocation-announced-for-free-trail-maintenance-workshop

March 31, 2017 — Arizona Bicycling Summit

  • Mesa, AZ
  • Speakers from the Federal Highway Administration and local Association of Governments with updates on policy and funding as relates to bicycling in Arizona; Urban/commuter issues in Arizona; A presentation related to improving service to/for underserved bicycling communities; Ideas for creating/improving successful bicycling advocacy organizations
  • Info: http://www.cazbike.org/summit2017/

March 28-30, 2017 — Florida Off-Highway Vehicle Great Trails Training Workshop

  • Tallahassee, FL
  • The National-Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council with the US Forest Service and the Florida Forest Service, will conduct this OHV Trails Training Workshop. The classroom session on March 28th at the Tallahassee Community College is followed by field sessions on May 29 and 30 at the Apalachicola National Forest. The workshop is made possible with a grant from the Florida OHV program.
  • Info: http://www.nohvcc.org/Resources/events/2017/02/13/florida-great-trails-workshop

March 31 - April 2, 2017 — Oregon-California Trails Association Spring Symposium

  • Vancouver, WA
  • The Oregon-California Trails Association and the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation present the 2017 "Vancouver: Layers of History on the Columbia River Symposium." The symposium will focus on the Ice Age Floods and their influence on regional geography, local American Indian populations, early explorers, the fur trade, Lewis & Clark, the Oregon Trail, and Fort Vancouver.
  • Info: www.octa-trails.org/news/join-us-for-our-vancouver-symposium-march-31-april-2-2017

Past events from February 2017

 

February 2, 2017 —Webinar: Website accessibility and information and communication technology

  • Online webinar: 2:30 PM ET
  • The Access Board reviews updates for information and communication technology covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communication Act. The Section 508 Standards apply to electronic and information technology procured by the federal government, including computer hardware and software, websites, multimedia such as video, phone systems, and copiers. The Section 255 Guidelines address access to telecommunications products and services, and apply to manufacturers of telecommunication equipment..
  • Info: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110588

February 11, 2017 — Trail Crew Training

  • Palos Verdes, CA
  • oin Palos Verdes Peninsula Conservancy's indoor introductory class to learn more about how you can help improve Peninsula trails! Snacks and coffee will be provided! Following this course, don't miss field classes held every 2nd Saturday from 9am to 12pm that focus on various techniques for erosion repair, building rock walls, proper pruning and more! No experience needed, 18 and over.
  • Info: http://calendar.bigsunday.org/event/trail-crew-training/?instance_id=133626

February 12-15, 2017 — The Corps Network's National Conference

  • Washington, DC
  • The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of youth development, community service, and the environment. Attendees include approximately 200 Directors and senior staff from Service and Conservation Corps across the country; officials from federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations; and friends and supporters of the Corps movement.
  • Info: www.corpsnetwork.org/national-conference

February 12-15, 2017 — Hike the Hill

  • Washington, DC
  • Hike the Hill is a joint effort between the Partnership for the National Trail System and the American Hiking Society aimed at increasing congressional and federal agency leader awareness of funding and other needs that sustain the National Trails System. Each February, trail partners and organizations from across the nation head to Washington, D.C. to discuss current initiatives, legislation, and goals for the future with federal partners, congressmen or their staff, and fellow trail organizations.
  • Info: https://americanhiking.org/hike-the-hill/hth2017/

February 15, 2017 —Webinar: The Role of Public Health in Complete Streets

  • Online webinar: 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern
  • How can professionals in public health and transportation work together to create streets that are safe and convenient for a variety of active transportation choices? Join us for “The Role of Public Health in Complete Streets”, the first event in our new webinar series. Co-hosts Voices for Healthy Kids and the American Public Health Association will join the presentation.
  • Info: https://smartgrowthamerica.org/introducing-complete-streets-webinar-series/

February 15, 2017 —Webinar: University curriculum for pedestrian and bicycle professionals

  • Online webinar: 3:00 to 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Presenter is Kristen Brookshire, a Research Associate at the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center in Chapel Hill, NC, where she contributes to a variety of projects and programs focused on bicycle and pedestrian safety and mobility. Hosted by Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=900220

February 16, 2017 —Webinar: Environmental Education and Outdoor Recreation - Strategies for Impact

  • Online webinar: 2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern
  • This webinar is specifically designed for land management personnel interested in the intersection between environmental education and outdoor recreation. Join us to learn more about the current landscape of environmental education, covering the big initiatives and research impacting the field at the local and national level. It will also address current issues in the field with a focus on the role that land management personnel can play in addressing and alleviating these issues. Topics will include diversity and inclusion, public school integration, and connecting people to nature.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2210311221979531777

February 21, 2017 —Webinar: Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Data Part 1: Programs, Data and Metrics

  • Online webinar: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PST
  • Krista Nordback (UNC Highway Safety Research Center) will discuss the why and how of bicycle and pedestrian count programs. Scott Brady (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission) will highlight how the Philadelphia area has integrated counting bicycling and walking into its motor vehicle traffic monitoring program. Jeremy Raw (FHWA) will share lessons learned from working with 10 Metropolitan Planning Organizations around the country.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7076128462772186371

February 23, 2017 —Webinar: Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Data Part 2

  • Online webinar: 2:30 - 4:00 Eastern
  • Part 2: Frank Proulx (Alta Planning + Design) will discuss automated counter technologies and share findings on counter accuracy. Sarah O’Brien (NCSU Institute for Transportation Research and Education) will explain methods used to validate and maintain counter accuracy for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7882000117187999747

February 25, 2017 — New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit

  • Princeton, NJ
  • NJBWC is pleased to offer you the opportunity to learn more about current state and federal legal and policy issues affecting your community, make you aware of various public funding sources, enable you to network, identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships that can help your community become more bike and pedestrian friendly and therefore, more livable.
  • Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-new-jersey-bike-walk-summit-registration-28065292044

 

Past events from January 2017

 

January 5, 2017 —Webinar: Active Transportation in the New Congress and Trump Administration

  • Online webinar: 2:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Join America Walks and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to explore what's anticipated in federal trail, walking and biking policy as the new Congress and administration prepare to take office. Experts in transportation and public health policy and former Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) will share their intelligence and unique insights about what the new political climate will bring for active transportation. Participants will be invited to ask questions at the end of the briefing.
  • Info: See website

January 5, 2017 —Webinar: ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards - Open Q & A

  • Online webinar: 2:30 p.m. Eastern
  • This is your chance to get answers to your "burning" questions about either the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards or the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards. After a brief introduction, accessibility specialists will respond to both questions submitted in advance and those submitted during the live session.
  • Info: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110587

January 19, 2017 —Webinar: Huts for Hiking, Skiing, and Biking: Why, Where, and How?

  • Online webinar: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • An overview of hut systems in USA and around the world, which includes a wide range of accommodations systems such as shelters, yurts, platform tents, inns and B&B's, hostels, and mountain huts of every size and kind. The presenter is Sam Demas, Researcher and Website Editor, Hut2Hut.info.
  • Info: http://www.americantrails.org/resources/long/webinar-hut-systems-demas.html

January 24, 2017 —Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Recruiting and Tracking Volunteers

  • Online webinar: 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Presenters: Becky Reid Juan Bauista de Anza National Historic Trail Trails and Rails Program, Karl Borton Florida Trail Association, Wendy Lotze Arizona Trail Association. This webinar will highlight the various ways that national trail partners are using technology to enhance their volunteer programs. Topics will include Google Apps and MeetUp Groups. Furthermore, tips for overcoming the “fear of technology” barrier will be addressed.
  • Info: http://pnts.org/new/webinars/

January 31, 2017 —Webinar: U.S. Federal Policy Briefing

  • Online webinar: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Join Caron Whitaker, Policy Director for the League of American Bicyclists, for a briefing on the latest developments in U.S. federal transportation policy and legislation. This webinar is jointly presented by the League of American Bicyclists, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1840875314271624450

 

Past events from December 2016

 

December 1-2, 2016 — Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Conference

  • Washington, DC
  • The subject of the 10th University Transportation Centers Spotlight Conference is Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety. Each year, pedestrian and bicycle fatalities comprise over 12 percent of all traffic fatalities. This conference will promote synergies among diverse transportation research and practitioner groups in order to understand and address the unique issues involved with pedestrian and bicycle safety; to spotlight recently completed and ongoing research; and to identify existing knowledge gaps in current research and related activities.
  • Info: See website

December 14, 2016 — Webinar: Telling Our Stories

  • Online webinar: 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Presenters: Javier Fogler and Jordan Bowman Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Steve Gonzales El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association. With the number of organizations competing for the attention and support of the public, engaging your audience through effective storytelling has become an essential tool for organizations of every size. Join us as we discuss ways to craft your organization’s own stories, how to reach and engage new audiences, and methods for influencing individuals to contribute their own experiences to your cause.
  • Info: http://pnts.org/new/webinars/

December 14, 2016 — Webinar: Tips to Demystify Traffic Analysis

December 15, 2016 — Alabama Recreational Trails Leadership Workshop

  • Spanish Fort, AL
  • This workshop is intended for recreational trail operators and user groups and will highlight case studies demonstrating best practices in recreational trail project planning, management, construction, and maintenance. The workshop will also introduce attendees to universal trail assessment process that can help operators to create signs that inform the public about trail conditions and to a new opportunity to assess the economic impact of their recreational trails.
  • Info: www.uaced.ua.edu/alabama-recreational-trails-leadership-workshop-dec-15-2016.html

 

Past events from January 2016

 

January 6, 2016 — Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Roundabouts

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Roundabouts provide an alternative design to traditional intersections that in some cases can improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. By using a modern roundabout design to lower vehicle speeds through an intersection, safety and efficiency can be improved. FHWA has identified roundabouts as one of its Proven Safety Countermeasures. This presentation, led by Hillary Isebrands (FHWA Resource Center) will provide an in-depth look at roundabout design and discuss ways that roundabouts can be used to improve safety for pedestrians.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5172256998079166210

January 7, 2016 — Webinar: Requirements for Protruding Objects along Circulation Paths

  • Online Webinar: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • AccessiblityOnline presents a collaborative training program between the ADA National Network and U.S. Access Board. This webinar will review requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards for protruding objects along circulation paths. These provisions limit the protrusion of mounted and free-standing objects to prevent hazards to people with vision impairments.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/

January 15-17, 2016 — Southwest Florida Nature Festival

  • Naples, FL
  • Explore the local environment through almost 40 guided field trips to 20 wildlife hot spots around Southwest Florida and lectures at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Field trips, including birding walks, buggy rides and boat tours, are offered in conjunction with partners such as Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Big Cypress National Preserve and Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
  • Info: http://www.paradisecoast.com/listings/events/profile/southwest-florida-nature-festival

January 28, 2016 — Webinar: Why Resolve Conflict When You Can Prevent It?

January 28, 2016 — Webinar: Making the Case for Parks and Trails

  • Online webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals will highlight results from an extensive exploration of scientific and "gray" literature, which was conducted to understand the co-benefits of activity-friendly environments on physical health, mental health, social benefits, safety/injury prevention, environmental sustainability, and economics. Five settings that relate to physical activity in communities were defined for the non-systematic literature review: parks/trails, urban design, transportation, schools, and workplaces/buildings.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8861916755772833025

January 29, 2016 — Broward County Safe Streets Summit

January 31 - February 3, 2016 —Active Living Research Conference

  • Clearwater Beach, FL
  • The conference agenda has two focus areas: research and practice/policy. Integrating two focus areas provides opportunities for exchange on how to use evidence to increase physical activity in many settings, identify new policy-relevant research questions, and develop new collaborations across sectors.
  • Info: http://www.alr-conference.com/

Past events from February 2016

 

February 6, 2016 — Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Annual Meeting

  • Elon, NC
  • Attendees will hear reports on progress to build, maintain and promote the MST as well as a workshop for people interested in learning how to hike the trail. The keynote address will be by thru-hiker Sharon "Mama Goose" Smith, a retired Air Force combat medic who will lead the first Warrior Hike of veterans on the MST next September. There will also be a panel moderated by Howard Lee sharing different ways the trail can be used for education, and much more!
  • Info: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eboq37599ae0b7d9&llr=54ke8qcab

February 6-11, 2016 — Hike the Hill

February 7-10, 2016 — The Corps Network's National Conference

  • Washington, DC
  • Come experience how the legacy of Corps is alive and changing. There will be a wide variety of informative plenaries and workshops as well as ample opportunity to network with friends in the Corps Community. Attendees will take their message to Capitol Hill and showcase the impact of Corps to Members of Congress and their partners at federal agencies. They will also present the Corpsmembers of the Year and Projects of the Year.
  • Info: http://www.corpsnetwork.org/national-conference

February 8-9, 2016 — 2016 Colorado Bike Summit

  • Denver, CO
  • This two-day program, hosted by Bicycle Colorado each year in February, is geared to educate and empower attendees, identify common bicycling issues and solutions in their communities, demonstrate the power of a unified voice to the state legislature and set priorities for improving the future of bicycling in Colorado.
  • Info: http://bicyclecolorado.org/events/colorado-bicycle-summit/

February 11-13, 2016 — New Partners for Smart Growth

  • Dayton, OH
  • The nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event, the theme for the 2016 conference is “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities,” underscoring a stronger emphasis on implementation tools and strategies, and new technologies that will help communities now! There will be something for everybody, from veteran experts to smart-growth novices, with over 75 sessions and workshops to choose from.
  • Info: https://newpartners.org/

February 12-13, 2016 The Adventure Summit

  • Dayton, OH
  • The Adventure Summit is an event celebrating the spirit of outdoor adventure by showcasing the vibrant lifestyle and culture of human powered endeavors through inspiration, education, and experience. It will serve the adventure market from skill clinics and hands-on trainings from some of the world’s leading experts to showcasing local places to play and locals who have played around the world. 
  • Info: http://theadventuresummit.com/about/

February 18-21, 2016 — Central Coast Stewardship Summit - For Multi-Use Trails

  • Santa Brabara, CA
  • The Los Padres National Forest is hosting the Central Coast Trail Stewardship Summit for Multi-Use Trails, February 18-21, 2016. The summit will bring together USFS Los Padres NF, state, county and city agencies along with regional LPNF trails stewards with the goal of facilitating stronger partnerships and shared trail maintenance knowledge among agencies, stewardship organizations, volunteers, and trail users. The Forest Service has partnered with the International Mountain Bicycling Association to bring their professional trail building, maintenance, and educations skills to the community.

  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=624&reset=1

February 19-20, 2016 — American Endurance Ride Conference

  • Reno, NV
  • AERC's convention is the most fun you can have without your horse! Two days of informative and thought-provoking seminars, shopping galore, seeing old friends and meeting new ones, awards presentations, Hot Topics seminars, plus fun Friday night entertainment and the awards banquet on Saturday night.
  • Info: http://aerc.org/static/Convention.aspx

February 22-24, 2016 —Community Transportation Association of Idaho Annual Conference and Expo 

  • Boise, ID
  • The 2016 Conference will bring CTAI's mission together in one place - legislative advocacy, leadership development, and educational seminars! The Conference and Expo is scheduled for February to ensure that presentations meet the needs of providers and members, while allowing increased opportunity for interaction with legislative leaders.
  • Info: http://ctai.org/Events/AnnualConference

February 22-25, 2016 — Great Lakes Park Training Institute

  • Angola, IN
  • The Great Lakes Park Training Institute (GLPTI) is a professional training opportunity for park and public lands professionals in municipal, county, state, regional and national agencies. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas as well as an exploration of current issues and techniques in the field of parks and recreation.
  • Info: http://glpti.org/

February 23, 2016 — Ohio Bicycling Summit

  • Columbus, OH
  • The Third Annual OBF Ohio Bicycling Summit will give organizations and clubs an opportunity to display what they are doing for cycling in Ohio in the Statehouse Atrium. They will share best practices. The Ohio House and Senate are both expected to be in session February 23. State senators, representatives, and their staffs will traverse the Atrium in their course of business, and to each other.   
  • Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/obf-ohio-bicycling-summit-feb-23-2016-tickets-16841834380

February 24, 2016 — Webinar: The New Federal Transportation Bill – What Does It Mean for the Walking Movement?

  • Online webinar: 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
  • America Walks, Rails to Trails Conservancy, and LOCUS are excited to announce a free joint webinar. This webinar will examine the FAST Act legislation passed in December 2015 and discuss ways that traditional and new programs in the legislation can be used by advocates and organizations as they work on active transportation projects at the local, state, and regional level.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6972458801766547458

February 25, 2016 — Webinar: Building Capacity with Volunteers – Essential Building Blocks of a Successful Program

February 25-27, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • San Diego, CA
  • Hosted by: San Diego 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=614&reset=1

February 27, 2016 — New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit

  • Princeton, NJ
  • As a participant in the NJBWC Summit, you have the opportunity to learn more about current state and federal legal and policy issues affecting your community, become aware of various public funding sources, network, and identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships that can help your community become more bike and pedestrian friendly and therefore, more livable.
  • Info: http://www.njbwc.org/summit-2016/

February 27-28, 2016 — 3rd Annual Cascade Winter Ruck (Backpacking Clinic)

  • Cascade Locks, OR
  • This event is designed to help all sorts of backpackers from novice to expert get prepared for the hiking season. They will have a specific focus on those attendees looking to set out on their first long distance hike whether it be the Pacific Crest Trail, Timberline Trail, Camino de Santiago, Continental Divide Trail, Wonderland Trail, John Muir Trail, or any other trail your heart desires.
  • Info: http://aldhawest.org/event-2070207

February 27 - March 1, 2016 — Velo-City Global

  • Tapei, Taiwan
  • The Velo-city conference series is the major global platform for the exchange of vision, knowledge, expertise, and good practice for cycling as part of daily transport and recreation. More specifically, Velo-city promotes the integration of urban cycle planning into all the relevant public policy sectors, including transport planning, land development, public health, education, environment, economy, and energy.
  • Info: http://www.velo-city2016.com/index.php/en/program/program-schedule

February 29 - March 4, 2016 — Texas Recreation & Park Society Institute & Expo

Past events from March 2016

 

March 4-11, 2016 — Sustainable Trails Conference

  • Knoxville, TN
  • Sponsored by Professional Trail Builders Association. The Marriott Knoxville overlooks the Tennessee River and is the closest downtown hotel to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Partnering with Legacy Parks Foundation, the City of Knoxville and the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, PTBA attendees will have the opportunity to use their outdoor workshops to create a finished project within one of the urban trail systems found in the heart of the city and in close proximity to the conference site.
  • Info: http://www.trailbuilders.org/training

March 6-10, 2016 — Association of Partners for Public Lands Convention and Trade Show

  • Spokane, WA
  • The Association of Partners for Public Lands is looking for enriching and enlightening session ideas for its Convention and Trade Show in Spokane, WA, March 6-10, 2016 -- ideas that will help attendees achieve new levels of excellence in serving and supporting public lands in the United States.
  • Info: http://appl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3491

March 7-9, 2016 — National Bike Summit

  • Washington, DC
  • The 16th annual gathering of bike advocates, industry leaders, and congressional champions will again take place at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Washington, D.C. The premier advocacy event of the year, the National Bike Summit unites the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill. The Summit has shown its real impact, leveraging increased investments in bicycling at the federal, state and local levels.
  • Info: http://bikeleague.org/content/summit-2016

March 8, 2016 —Webinar: Exploring Tactical Urbanism

  • Online webinar: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
  • America Walks presents this webinar as part of the 2016 Webinar Series "Tools for the Field." There are a wealth of resources available to the walking movement. From webinars to toolkits to step-by-step guides, these tools provide the information and guidance necessary to take the first step on the path to a walkable America. Join America Walks as it looks at some of the resources available to the walking movement, hear from experts on how best to use them and learn from real-life examples on their challenges and successes.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6673944692096242689

March 8-11, 2016 — California Park & Recreation Society Annual Conference & Expo

  • Long Beach, CA
  • Learn from industry leaders, network with colleagues, and recharge your batteries at this annual professional development event.
  • Info: http://www.cprs.org/p/cm/ld/fid=183

March 10-12, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Hosted by: SF Urban Riders and Sutro Stewards. The International Mountain Bicycling Association will lead its Trail Building School, which teaches IMBA's philosophies and trains local volunteers and land managers how to build and maintain sustainable, fun singletrack. The school involves three hours in the classroom followed by lunch (included) and about four hours in the field doing hands-on trail work and field instruction.
  • Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imba-trail-care-crew-at-sf-urban-riderssutro-stewards-tickets-21421545419?aff=imba

March 12-13, 2016 — Horse Trail Riding Expo

  • Elkhorn, NE
  • The Nebraska Horse Trails Committee presents the 2015 Expo at Chance Ridge Event Center in Elkhorn, Nebraska. This all-horse event will feature trail riding presentations, educational opportunities, horse training tips, horse camping tips, and more!
  • Info: http://www.nehorsetrails.com/

March 13-16, 2016 — 2016 PRPS Annual Conference

  • Seven Springs, PA
  • The 69th annual PRPS Conference will be a special experience for attendees to learn, share, and network with like-minded people. This year's theme is about shaping the future of recreation and parks and inspiring professionals to overcome tough situations to succeed.
  • Info: http://www.cprs.org/p/cm/ld/fid=183

March 14-15, 2016 — Oregon Active Transportation Summit

March 16, 2016 – Webinar: Understanding the funding process

March 18-19, 2016 – Southern Mountain Bike Summit

  • Bryson City, NC
  • Join IMBA-SORBA for a 2-day conference aimed towards bringing land managers, tourism professionals, advocates, and the mountain bike industry together to educate them about how to create, enhance, and preserve great mountain biking experiences in the Southeast.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=617

March 18-19, 2016 — Advancing Environmental Education Conference

  • Denver, CO
  • Explore Research, Elevate Practice, Spark Collaborations sponsored by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education.
  • Info: https://www.caee.org/EEconference

March 21, 2016 — Webinar: Improving the Way We Plan Together

  • Online webinar: 3:00-5:00 ET
  • The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites members of the public to participate in an informational webinar or an in-person live-streamed public meeting to hear information on BLM's new proposed planning rule. The webinar and public meeting will both focus on providing information on the content of the proposed rule and providing an opportunity for members of the public to ask clarifying questions.

  • Info: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/planning/planning_overview/planning_2_0.html

March 21, 2016 — Parks and Greenspace Conference

  • Atlanta, GA
  • The 15th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference will explore how play can activate our parks and strengthen our communities. Whether play takes place as a youngster on a playground, as an adult as a participant in a parade, or as a senior celebrating the joy of life with his/her friends, we all benefit from play in public spaces.
  • Info: http://www.parkpride.org/conference/

March 24, 2016 – Webinar: "Trails for Heroes - Healing our Military Veterans"

  • Online webinar: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails hosts this webinar presented by Jan Hancock, Principal, Hancock Resources LLC; Sirena Dufault, Gateway Community Liaison, Arizona Trail Association; Debbi Fisher, PATH International Equine Services for Heroes Committee; Brian W. Scholl, Ride 2 Recovery Project; and Aaron Heliker, Former U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant. (An extension of their presentation at the Closing Luncheon at the 2015 International Trails Symposium this past May in Portland, Oregon.)
  • Info: http://americantrails.org/resources/benefits/Webinar-Trails-for-Heroes-Hancock.html

March 24-26, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Gold Beach, OR
  • Hosted by: Wild Rivers Coast Mountain Bicycling 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=629&reset=1

March 31-April 2, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Eagle, ID
  • Hosted by: City of Eagle. 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=639&reset=1

Past events from April 2016

 

April 2-5, 2016 — American Planning Association National Conference

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • What's next on planning's new landscape? Come to APA's 2016 National Planning Conference and see what's ahead for you, your community, and your career.
  • Info: https://conference.planning.org/conference

April 3-6, 2016 — US Play Coalition's Conference 2016: Rebooting Play

  • Clemson, SC
  • The latest research, initiatives and practices in the field of play will be presented at the play conference, which brings together play researchers, park and recreation professionals, educators, health scientists, landscape architects, business and community leaders, psychologists, physicians and parents from across the globe. In addition to the keynote speakers, the Play Conference 2016 includes “Play Talks,” featured speakers, round tables, fireside chats & coffee talks, dozens of educational sessions, networking and collaboration opportunities, and, of course, PLAY!
  • Info: https://usplaycoalition.wordpress.com/the-play-conference-2016-rebooting-play/

April 5, 2016 —Utah Bike Summit: Shifting Into High Gear

  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • The Utah Bike Summit is the statewide bicycle conference. The summit brings together everyday riders, bicycle and trail advocates, representatives from Utah’s bicycle industry, planners, engineers, representatives from Utah’s tourism industry and health fields, and local and state government officials in order to make Utah more bicycle friendly. Regardless of your interest in bicycling (transportation, recreation, road, mountain, commuter), the Utah Bike Summit is for you and all are encouraged to attend.
  • Info: http://bikeutah.org/utah-bike-summit/utah-bike-summit-2/

April 5-7, 2016 — Safe Routes to School National Conference

  • Columbus, OH
  • The conference brings together program representatives, state departments of transportation, planners, elected officials, and community members to provide an opportunity for individuals, agencies, and organizations involved with Safe Routes to School to network, engage in educational opportunities, become inspired, and form partnerships to enhance their Safe Routes to School work.
  • Info: http://saferoutesconference.org

April 6-8, 2016 — California Trails & Greenways Conference

  • Riverside, CA
  • The 31st annual California Trails & Greenways Conference provides three days of high-quality education and networking opportunities for urban, rural and backcountry trail professionals. Join leading trail experts for training and discussions on the latest advances in trail design, construction, maintenance, interpretation, volunteerism, and management. Explore new, collaborative opportunities and engage in productive, meaningful and inspiring dialogue.
  • Info: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24151

April 7-9, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Elko, NV
  • Hosted by: Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Office. 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=639&reset=1

April 12-14, 2016 — MRPA Annual Conference

  • Ocean City, MD
  • Prepare to embark on a new voyage with professional speaker, strategist, and author, John Kennedy. John will determine MRPA’s “True North” and help members evaluate their personal and professional vision that will in turn, meet the ever changing needs and expectations of our communities. In addition, John will motivate attendees to grab the wheel and chart a new course for your organization, parks, facilities, and programs.
  • Info: https://mrpanet.site-ym.com/?2016ConfReg

April 13-17, 2016 — Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association Rendezvous

  • Crossville, TN
  • Rendezvous is the annual fundraiser for Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA). This happens once a year and is held at Camp Nakanawa in Crossville, TN on the Cumberland Plateau. This area provides many adventure possibilities for paddlers of all levels.
  • Info: http://www.paddletsra.org/events/rendezvous/

April 14-16, 2016 — Georgia Trail Summit

  • Carrollton, GA
  • In 2014, a dynamic committee planned the first trail summit in Georgia in 15 years, to provide connections, share knowledge, and further the trail projects already happening in Georgia. This year, the 3rd annual Georgia Trails Summit takes place in Carrollton, GA. Carrollton’s impressive success in building 13.5 miles of paved trails in just four years is an inspiring case study. Learn valuable lessons you can apply in your hometown.
  • Info: http://georgiatrailsummit.com/about/

April 16, 2015 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

April 15-17, 2016 — Midwest Horse Fair

  • Madison, WI
  • The Midwest Horse Fair® is one of the top 3-day horse fairs in America. Hundreds of clinics, seminars and educational events are presented by some of the top horse professionals from around the country. Over 500 vendor booths offer shopping opportunities.
  • Info: http://www.midwesthorsefair.com/fair/the-skys-the-limit

April 19-20, 2016 — Ontario Bike Summit 2016

  • Toronto, ON
  • The Ontario Bike Summit provides a forum for decision-makers to be inspired by best practices from around Ontario and beyond, to gain the practical skills necessary to act on that inspiration and to build new connections to learn from the growing network of people interested in making Ontario the best place in Canada to ride a bike.
  • Info: http://www.sharetheroad.ca/ontario-bike-summit-p157286

April 20 — Webinar: Shared and Separated Off-street Paths

April 21, 2016 — Webinar: "The FAST Act: Advancing Trails with the New Federal Transportation Bill"

April 22-23, 2016 — TN Bike Summit

  • Chattanooga, TN
  • The TN Bike Summit brings together cyclists, advocates, and transportation professionals from across the state to share resources and best practices related to bicycle infrastructure, funding, education, outreach, and policy. Through a series of keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and mobile workshops, the TN Bike Summit is a valuable educational and networking experience. 
  • Info: http://www.tnbikesummit.org/

April 22-24, 2016 — Columbia Cascades Trail Skills College

  • Cascade Locks, OR
  • Trail Skills College is a place to learn all you ever wanted to know about building and maintaining trails. Choose from a variety of classes from trail tread construction to crew leadership. Through trail stewardship, you can enhance the trail experience, leading to healthier and happier trails throughout the Northwest. A full list of the 2016 Cascade Locks Trail Skills College courses will be online soon.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/columbia-cascades/

April 23, 2016 — Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association Annual Conference

April 28, 2016 — Trails and Ales with Washington Trails Association

  • Spokane, WA
  • Toast to WTA's 50th anniversary at Trails and Ales! This is a great chance to meet other hikers in your community and learn how you can help protect trails and celebrate five decades of hikers building community on and off trail. WTA will provide light hors d'oeuvres. Buy yourself a drink and help us toast the trails we love.
  • Info: https://www.wta.org/events/spokane-trails-and-ales-2016

April 30-May 1, 2016 — North Cascades Trail Skills College

  • Cascade Locks, OR
  • The North Cascades Trail Skills College is a place to learn all you ever wanted to know about building and maintaining trails. Choose from a variety of classes, from the fundamentals of trail maintenance to advanced drainage systems. Trail Skills College is free to all participants! Camping and meals are provided throughout the weekend. Whether you are new to trail work or a seasoned veteran, we have a class that will enhance your trail maintenance skills.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/columbia-cascades/

Past events from May 2016

 

May 4, 2016 — National Bike to School Day

May 5, 2016 — Webinar: "Building Healthy Communities of Opportunity"

  • Online webinar: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • Join PolicyLink and The Kresge Foundation for a discussion of the post-recession housing challenges facing households in America, and the housing policy priorities that would create smarter, healthier, resilient, inclusive communities. The webinar will feature national leaders focused on how thoughtful, coordinated investments can shape the next generation of healthy communities.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7906467543118156292

May 5-7, 2016 —Alaska Statewide Trails Conference

  • Anchorage, AK
  • This year's Alaska Trails Statewide Trails Conference will once again highlight the best trail practices, projects and people from across the state. Throughout the conference, you'll find networking opportunities with everyone from grass-roots trails clubs and organizations to land management agency representatives, from professional trail contractors to first-time volunteers looking to get involved locally.   
  • Info: http://www.alaska-trails.org/trails-conference.html

May 5-7, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew

  • New Castle, CO
  • Hosted by: Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association and New Castle Trails. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Their team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters and clubs as well as the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=650&reset=1

May 11, 2016 — Placemaking: Making it Happen

  • New York, NY
  • PPS’s Placemaking: Making it Happen training is an intensive two and a half day course that builds on participants’ knowledge of Placemaking concepts and provides the tools to implement and manage Placemaking projects. Speakers include individuals who have direct, hands on experience in Placemaking across the country and many of the presentations will focus on recent success stories.
  • Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/placemaking-making-it-happen-spring-2016-tickets-19446925277

May 12-14, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew

  • Lindale, TX
  • Hosted by: East Texas Trail Advocacy. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Their team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters and clubs as well as the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=651&reset=1

May 12-15, 2016 — Santiam Trail Skills College

  • Detroit, OR
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association, The High Cascade Forest Volunteers, and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests invite you to attend the annual volunteer training weekend. The sessions offered are designed to train new and returning volunteers in a variety of topics from trail maintenance to invasive species identification. The training weekend offers the opportunity to meet other people who are interested in providing quality recreation experiences for forest visitors.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/westfir/

May 13-15, 2016 — Appalachian Trail Days Festival

  • Damascus, VA
  • Trail Days will celebrate the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Join the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), hikers, sponsors, vendors, families, and friends as we come together to celebrate the A.T. and all who have played a role in making the trail what it is today.
  • Info: http://www.traildays.us

May 16-20, 2016 — River Management Symposium, National Outdoor Recreation Conference

  • Boise, ID
  • The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals and the River Management Society present "Rivers and Recreation in a Changing Climate." This conference is a premier opportunity for new professionals to present their work, learn about best practices and network with professionals engaged in the management, planning, research, and administration of outdoor recreation opportunities.
  • Info: http://www.recpro.org/2016-conference

May 18, 2016 — Webinar: USDOT Every Place Counts Design Challenge Informational Webinar

May 18, 2016 — Webinar: Aspects of Equity

May 18-20, 2016 — Building a Healthier Future Summit

  • Washington, DC
  • Partnership for a Healthier America hosts this gathering of health experts, policy makers, and business and industry leaders committed to ending childhood obesity. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for those in the private sector to sit with their nonprofit, academic, and government counterparts to address an issue critical to the future of this country's health and well-being.
  • Info: http://ahealthieramerica.org/summit/about-the-summit/

May 19-21, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew

  • Weatherford, TX
  • Hosted by: Weatherford Mountain Bike Club. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Their team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters and clubs as well as the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=654&reset=1

May 20, 2016 — National Bike to Work Day

  • Across America
  • More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable, and economic transportation options, hundreds of American communities have been successful in increasing bicycle commuting by providing Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day events.
  • Info: http://bikeleague.org/content/bike-month-dates-events-0

May 22-27, 2016 — Community Transportation Association Expo

  • Portland, OR
  • The annual Community Transportation EXPO is your chance to join colleagues from around the nation in a setting dedicated to fresh ideas, innovative products and services, networking and learning. You will not want to miss this conference. In addition to the important discussions on the legislative front, there will be dozens of training sessions, workshops, and networking events that will allow you to advance your understanding of transit issues, develop fresh solutions to challenging issues, and help you outline new approaches to your work.
  • Info: bit.ly/1o7mccc

May 27-29, 2016 — Youth Bike Summit

  • St. Paul, MN
  • Youth Bike Summit is an annual three-day national conference bringing together educators, advocates, activists, students, teenagers, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and community leaders to engage around youth, bicycles, education, and advocacy. We bring people together from different disciplines and backgrounds to network, learn, and explore how the bicycle is a catalyst for positive social change.
  • Info: http://youthbikesummit.org

Past events from June 2016

 

June 2-4, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew

  • Missoula, MT
  • Hosted by: MTB Missoula. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Their team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters and clubs as well as the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=668&reset=1

June 2-5, 2016 — Allingham Trail Skills College

  • Sisters, OR
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association, The High Cascade Forest Volunteers and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests invite you to attend the annual volunteer training weekend. The sessions offered are designed to train new and returning volunteers in a variety of topics from trail maintenance to invasive species identification. The training weekend offers the opportunity to meet other people who are interested in providing quality recreation experiences for forest visitors.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/allingham/

June 4, 2016 — National Trails Day

  • On trails across America
  • American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is the country’s largest celebration of trails. Events will take place in every state across the country and will include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects, and more.
  • Info: http://www.nationaltrailsday.org

June 7, 2016 — Walkable Washington Annual Symposium

  • Bellevue, WA
  • The Walkable Washington Symposium & Awards is the state’s only event designed to provide creative networking opportunities, helpful resources, and awards to organizations and cities building healthy, livable, and walkable communities. Our symposium offers a fun learning environment with sessions moderated by experts to discuss projects and programs implemented in the last three years throughout Washington.
  • Info: http://www.feetfirst.org/get-involved/walkablewashington

June 9-11, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew

  • Red Lodge, MT
  • Hosted by: Pedal United. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Their team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters and clubs as well as the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=653&reset=1

June 9-11, 2016 — International Snowmobile Congress

  • Rapid City, SD
  • Representatives from the national snowmobile organizations and representatives from the state and provincial snowmobile organizations form the International Snowmobile Council (ISC), which meets annually at the International Snowmobile Congress (also called ISC). The International Snowmobile Council is dedicated to promoting safe and responsible snowmobiling. It provides a communication forum and a means of addressing issues that are common from an international perspective.
  • Info: http://isc2016.com/

June 10-12, 2016 — Big Bend Trail Skills College

  • Big Bend, OR
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association, The High Cascade Forest Volunteers and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests invite you to attend the annual volunteer training weekend. The sessions offered are designed to train new and returning volunteers in a variety of topics from trail maintenance to invasive species identification. The training weekend offers the opportunity to meet other people who are interested in providing quality recreation experiences for forest visitors.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/bbregistration/

June 13-15, 2016 — 2016 National Rural Transportation Conference

  • Chatanooga, TN
  • This annual event provides peer-to-peer learning for regional transportation planners, state DOT representatives, and their partners. The conference provides training and networking opportunities on a variety of rural and small metropolitan transportation topics.
  • Info: http://www.nado.org/events/rpo2016/

June 15, 2016 — Webinar: Economic Impacts of Street Design

June 18, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew

  • Breckenridge, CO
  • Hosted by: Town of Breckenridge Open Space and Trails & Friends of Breckenridge Trails. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Their team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters and clubs as well as the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=661&reset=1

June 22-24, 2016 — Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses

  • Portland, OR
  • Hosted by Portland State University. This course is designed to help transportation planning and engineering faculty integrate bicycle and pedestrian topics into their courses. The course focuses on a holistic approach to teaching transportation engineering and planning by integrating design for bicycles and pedestrians. In addition, the course provides an understanding of state-of-the art practice. Participants will receive learning materials to broaden their curriculum and provide resources for course design.
  • Info: http://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/integrating-bike-ped-topics-into-university-transportation-courses

June 23, 2016 — Webinar: "Leveraging Cross-Sector Partnerships and Technology to Develop a Healthy, Vibrant Trails Community"

June 25-26, 2016 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

June 26-29, 2016 — International Conference on Transportation and Development

  • Houston, TX
  • ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2016) is organized to facilitate exchange of information, knowledge, and best practices among transportation and development practitioners and researchers, public infrastructure owners, policy makers, government engineers and planners, operations managers, and leading academics from around the world.
  • Info: http://www.asce-ictd.org/

Past events from July 2016

 

July 7-9, 2016 — Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew

  • Austin, MN
  • Hosted by: Southern Minnesota Bicycling Club. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Their team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters and clubs as well as the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. The Trail Care Crew program has inspired great volunteer trail work across the U.S. and abroad - a big help to government agencies and land managers who have limited funding for trail construction and upkeep.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=667&reset=1

July 8-10, 2016 — National Equestrian Trails Conference

  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • The NETC 2016 Conference will address important educational issues that are being presented in both a hands-on environment as well as in general workshop sessions. The Conference topics include up-to-date educational information and skills that will benefit both trail riders and trail maintenance groups, as well as our public and private land managers. The conference will bring more than 250 equestrian trails users, national speakers, public land managers, trail maintenance groups, land conservation experts, and national equestrian organization leaders together to learn from and inspire each other through the conference theme: Equestrian Trails; Investing in our future…working together…stronger than ever!
  • Info: http://natetc.org/

July 10, 2016 — Webinar: Performance Measures to Evaluate New and Established Practices

July 15-17, 2016 — Tahoe Trail Skills College

July 22-23, 2016 — Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses

  • Portland, OR
  • This course is designed to help planning and engineering faculty integrate bicycle and pedestrian topics into their courses. The course focuses on a holistic approach to teaching transportation by integrating design for bicycles and pedestrians. Participants will receive learning materials to broaden their curriculum and resources for course design.
  • Info: http://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/integrating-bike-ped-topics-into-university-transportation-courses

July 24-27, 2016 — Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation Annual Meeting

July 25-29, 2016 — Comprehensive Bikeway Design 2.0

  • Portland, OR
  • Hosted by Portland State University. This course covers the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of interactive classroom and field experience. The course primarily focuses on enhancing and making improvements to bicycle networks that already exist. The course will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research and provide you with skills, practical first steps, and diverse perspectives needed to get started on your next project.
  • Info: https://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/comprehensive-bikeway-design-20

July 29-30, 2016 — Old Spanish Trail Conference

August 2016

 

August 1-3, 2016 — North Dakota State Trails Conference

  • Dickinson, ND
  • Sponsored by the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department at Fort Ransom State Park. Don’t miss the 5th annual conference that brings together trail advocates, managers, and users from across the state.
  • Info: http://www.ndrpa.com/

August 1, 2016 — Webinar: "Designing Places for People"

August 14-17, 2016 — Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibit

  • Anaheim, CA
  • Transportation professionals from around the world will convene at the Anaheim Marriott for four days of discussion, peer-to-peer conversation, and networking. As the showcase event for both ITE and the transportation profession, our annual meeting & exhibit is the stage for national and international perspectives to be shared. Educational sessions and workshops will also tap into the wealth of transportation innovation taking place in California.
  • Info: http://www.ite.org/annualmeeting/default.asp

August 16-21, 2016 — Comprehensive Bikeway Design 1.0

  • Portland, OR
  • Hosted by Portland State University. This course covers the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of interactive classroom sessions and field tours. The course will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research and provide you with skills, practical first steps, and diverse perspectives needed to get started on your next project. Topics typically covered are: *Creating a bike plan *Bicycle facilities *Policies for active transportation *Suburban bikeway design *Connections: transit, trails, bridges *Encouragement progams *Health and equity *Creating a count program *The role of research *Funding
  • Info: https://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/comprehensive-bikeway-design-10

August 17, 2016 — Webinar: Street Design and Planning in Suburban Contexts

August 18-21, 2016 — International Open Streets Summit

  • Portland, OR
  • The Summit will feature sessions and networking opportunities for both novice and experienced Open Streets organizers, active transportation advocates, policymakers, health and wellness professionals and foundations, led by experts from The Open Streets Project, Portland Sunday Parkways, and others. Participants will also have the chance to take part in Portland Sunday Parkways on August 21st.
  • Info: http://openstreetsproject.org/summit/

August 27-28, 2016 — Hike for the NPS 100th

  • All Across America!
  • Join communities across the country as we hike in celebration of the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary. Find a trail in one of the over 400 National Park sites and hike, it's that simple!.

September 2016

 

September 7, 2016 — Webinar: Pedestrians and Bicyclists in a Suburban Context

September 7-9, 2016 — Advancing Safe Transportation Systems to Enhance Economic Development and Quality of Life

  • Denver, CO
  • This summit will be all-inclusive, bringing together key leaders and grassroots stakeholders to articulate important safety and transportation issues that impact quality of life and economic prosperity in rural areas. It will also identify collaborative opportunities to advocate for and implement initiatives that advance the deployment of a safe, efficient, seamless, and financially sustainable rural transportation network.
  • Info: http://ruralsafetycenter.org/news-events/moving-rural-america-summit/

September 11-16, 2015 — Colorado 600 Trails Awareness Symposium

  • South Fork, CO
  • The Colorado 600 is a five day ride and trail symposium through the mountains of southwestern Colorado. Each day the riders will learn about what is facing the trail riding enthusiast and the issues facing our trails in Colorado and Utah. Riders are able to choose single track, dual-sport, or adventure trails. All proceeds from the ride will go to support the Colorado Trails Preservation Alliance, which is focused on preserving motorized, single-track trail riding.
  • Info: http://www.colorado600.org/Colorado_600_2016/Home.html

September 12-15, 2016 — Pro Walk/ Pro Bike/ Pro Place

  • Vancouver, BC
  • The 19th Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place in Vancouver is expected to draw 1,000 city planners, transportation engineers, public health advocates, elected officials, community leaders, and professional walking and bicycling advocates.
  • Info: http://www.pps.org/walkbikeplaces2016/

September 21, 2016 — Webinar: Pedestrians and Bicyclists in a Suburban Context

September 22-24, 2016 — Mass Audubon Training Series: Trail Building and Stewardship Skills

September 2016

 

September 7, 2016 — Webinar: Pedestrians and Bicyclists in a Suburban Context

  • Online webinar: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Sponsor: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=754041&group=

September 7-9, 2016 — Advancing Safe Transportation Systems to Enhance Economic Development and Quality of Life

  • Denver, CO
  • This summit will be all-inclusive, bringing together key leaders and grassroots stakeholders to articulate important safety and transportation issues that impact quality of life and economic prosperity in rural areas. It will also identify collaborative opportunities to advocate for and implement initiatives that advance the deployment of a safe, efficient, seamless, and financially sustainable rural transportation network.
  • Info: http://ruralsafetycenter.org/news-events/moving-rural-america-summit/

September 11-16, 2015 — Colorado 600 Trails Awareness Symposium

  • South Fork, CO
  • The Colorado 600 is a five day ride and trail symposium through the mountains of southwestern Colorado. Each day the riders will learn about what is facing the trail riding enthusiast and the issues facing our trails in Colorado and Utah. Riders are able to choose single track, dual-sport, or adventure trails. All proceeds from the ride will go to support the Colorado Trails Preservation Alliance, which is focused on preserving motorized, single-track trail riding.
  • Info: http://www.colorado600.org/Colorado_600_2016/Home.html

September 12-15, 2016 — Pro Walk/ Pro Bike/ Pro Place

  • Vancouver, BC
  • The 19th Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place in Vancouver is expected to draw 1,000 city planners, transportation engineers, public health advocates, elected officials, community leaders, and professional walking and bicycling advocates.
  • Info: http://www.pps.org/walkbikeplaces2016/

September 21, 2016 — Webinar: Pedestrians and Bicyclists in a Suburban Context

September 22-24, 2016 — Mass Audubon Training Series: Trail Building and Stewardship Skills

September 28, 29, or 30, 2015 — One-day UTAP/HETAP Assessment Coordinator Trainings

  • Pelham, AL
  • Beneficial Designs has collaborated with The Lakeshore Foundation and Oak Mountain State Park to host three one-day UTAP/HETAP Assessment Coordinator Trainings at Oak Mountain State Park. The Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) and the High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process (HETAP) are inventory processes that provide objective information about trail conditions that can be used by land managers to enhance the safety and enjoyment for all trail users, monitor environmental impacts on the trail, and develop maintenance plans. UTAP & HETAP provide information about grades, cross slopes, tread widths, and surfaces that help land managers identify areas for access improvements.
  • Info: For more information and to register, contact Amy Rauworth amyr@lakeshore.org - 775-783-8822

 

October 2016

 

October 2-5, 2016 — National Rural ITS Conference

  • Chatanooga, TN
  • Not only does Chattanooga have the world’s fastest internet, their transportation systems are seriously connected as well (making this the ideal meeting location for NRITS-ers like ourselves) – just hop on the free shuttle at the convention center and be at the revitalized river’s edge in minutes. Engaged. Additions to the 2016 agenda include a technical track that will engage even the most technically experienced attendees. Combined with specialized training and tours, the 2016 event promises to be the best yet!
  • Info: http://nritsconference.org/

October 3-7, 2016 — Walk 21

  • Hong Kong, China
  • Walk21 Hong Kong will bring together the policy makers, business leaders, professionals, and community opinion leaders who drive such strategies from different, fast-growing, high-density cities in Asia and all over the world. The conference will promote the recognition of best practices through sharing of experiences, discussion and networking.
  • Info: http://www.walk21.com/#!conference/c17et

October 5-8, 2016 — National Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference

  • St. Louis, MO
  • The NRPA Annual Conference is the premier annual meeting of the park and recreation community. The three-day event brings together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates and industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of education sessions and the industry's largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.
  • Info: http://www.nrpa.org/conference2016/

October 6, 2016 — U.S. Access Board Webinar: Accessible Signage - A Refresher

  • Online webinar 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. (ET)
  • The next webinar in the U.S. Access Board's free monthly series will provide a refresher on requirements for signs in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards. The session will address visual access, tactile signs, required access symbols and other pictograms. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session (total limited to 25) or can be posed during the webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.
  • Info: For more information or to register, visit www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110501

October 6-10, 2016 — Hatfield-McCoy National TrailFest

  • Gilbert, WV
  • Get Ready!!! National TrailFest will be bigger and better than ever before in 2016!  If you've ever been to a TrailFest, then you already know that it's one of the premier UTV, ATV, and Dirtbike riding events in the country.  This world class national event offers some of the VERY BEST TRAIL RIDING IN THE WORLD, with direct access to our Rockhouse Trail from the host site location. 
  • Info: http://www.trailsheaven.com/national-trail-fest/home.aspx

October 7, 2016 — Mass Audubon Training Series: Building with Stone

  • Westhampton, MA
  • Mass Audubon, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (MA DCR), is sponsoring a trail building and stewardship training series for Massachusetts land managers, conservation professional, and volunteer trail stewards. Participants will learn how to use stone to build sustainable and lasting trail structures such as stone steps and retaining walls. Participants will learn the basics of moving, setting, and shaping stone.
  • Info: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/arcadia/trail-building-and-stewardship-training-series

October 12-13, 2016 — Sustainable Trails for All Workshop with Trail Accessibilty Guidelines

  • Greenfield, NH
  • This two-day, in-depth, field-oriented workshop will provide you with information on the Federal Trail Accessibility Guidelines that were released in September of 2013. This workshop 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. Whether you work with an existing trail or are contemplating a new trail, this workshop is for you!
  • Info: http://www.atfiles.org/files/pdf/AccessibleTrailsConference2016.pdf

October 13-15, 2016 — Washington State Trails Coalition Conference

  • Tri-Cities, WA
  • Every two years, the Washington State Trails Coalition (WSTC) brings 300 trail advocates and agency leaders together for two days of networking and information sharing. Conference speakers and participants from across the state gather to inspire and inform users and providers about trails – including equestrian and stock trails, pedestrian, bicycle, ski, and snowshoe trails, snowmobile, motorbike, and OHV trails, plus water, canoe, and kayaking trails.
  • Info: http://washingtonstatetrailscoalition.org/conferences/2016-conference/

October 13, 2016 — Webinar: From Home to School and Back Again

  • Online webinar: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern
  • From Home to School and Back Again: Creating Safe and Healthy Environments for Children will focus on measures that support equitable distribution of safe routes funding and highlight successful projects that improved access to schools and other essential community services in neighborhoods with limited resources.
  • Info: See website

October 14-17, 2016 — Tottori World Trails Conference

  • Tottori, Japan
  • Representatives from the world’s trails industry gather to discuss the development and preservation of trails at an international meeting called the “World Trails Conference” (WTC). Through this conference, trail organizations, walking associations and affiliated companies are able to share information and experiences concerning trails.
  • Info: http://worldtrailsnetwork.org/conference2016/

October 15, 2016 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

October 17, 2016 — Webinar: Prioritizing Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements on Existing Roads

  • Online webinar: 2:00 to 3:30 pm Eastern
  • TRB will conduct a webinar that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 803: Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Along Existing Roads—ActiveTrans Priority Tool Guidebook. The tool may help prioritize improvements to pedestrian and bicycle facilities, either separately or together, as part of a “complete streets” evaluation approach. This webinar will examine the methodology developed to assist transportation agencies establish a step-by-step prioritization process that aims to be flexible, transparent, and seeks to incorporate agency and community values.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/174870.aspx

October 19, 2016 — Webinar: Intersections that Work for Pedestrians and Cyclists

October 20, 2016 — Webinar: Economic Impact of Livable Communities with Active Transportation Options

October 20-21, 2016 — Mass Audubon Training Series: Chainsaw Use, Safety, and Maintenance

October 21-23, 2016 — Suwannee Fat Tire Festival

  • White Springs, FL
  • Join fun and haunting in the woods of the White Springs area, Stephen Foster State Park. Besides mountain bike clinics and rides, there are Saturday paddling trips on the Suwannee River.
  • Info: http://suwanneebike.org/events/ftf.php

 

Past events from November 2016

 

November 1, 2016 — Webinar: An Interagency Approach to Visitor Use Management

  • Online webinar: 2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific/12:00 pm Mountain/1:00 pm Central)
  • Sponsor: Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals. Six federal agencies collaborate on the Interagency Visitor Use Management Council, designed to encourage proactive, professional, and science-based visitor use management on federally-managed lands and waters. This session will focus on the forthcoming Visitor Use Management Framework which builds upon past efforts like Limits of Acceptable Change and the Visitor Experience and Resource Protection.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7465074101594782977

November 3, 2016 — Webinar: Current National Recreation/Water Trails: Make the Most of Your Designation

  • Online webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • Sponsor: American Trails. It will showcase how current National Recreation and Water Trails have used this designation to promote their trails and present you with ideas to highlight your own project. This webinar will be presented by Rita Hennessy and Alison Bullock of the National Park Service, and Sarah Hippensteel Hall of the Miami Conservancy District.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/feds/Webinar-NRT-designation-hennessy.html

November 4, 2016 — Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition 2016 Fall Summit

  • Cranberry Township, PA
  • The Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (IHTC) is collaborating across four state lines to connect a system of over 1,400 miles of shared-use trails, with more than 48 percent of the total mileage already completed. The completed network would make up the largest shared-use trail system in North America with benefits ranging from health and wellness to environmental conservation and economic prosperity.
  • Info: http://pecpa.org/event/industrial-heartland-trails-coalition-2016-fall-summit/

November 5-6, 2016 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

November 9-11, 2016 — Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference

November 12-18, 2016 — Sustainable Trails Workshop - Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park

  • Roanoke, WV
  • Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV is within 6 hours of almost everywhere on the East Coast. Join the highly skilled instructors from the PTBA in a series of workshops oriented around trail construction, design and maintenance skills.
  • Info: www.trailbuilders.org/training/sustainable-trails-workshop

November 14-18, 2016 — National Scenic Trails Workshop

November 15, 2016 — Complete Streets Conference

  • Sacramento, CA
  • This day-long conference will be a chance for transportation planners and engineers, community, equity, and health advocates, local officials, and Complete Streets practitioners to share ideas, brainstorm solutions, and celebrate the success of the Complete Streets movement nationwide.
  • Info: https://smartgrowthamerica.org/complete-streets-news-july-2016/

November 16-20, 2016 — International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit

  • Bentonville, AR
  • Each host community adds its distinct flavor, as leading representatives from mountain bike advocacy groups, land management agencies, and the bicycle industry gather to share success stories and plan the future of mountain biking. Featuring Northwest Arkansas and its iconic trail systems within the Ozark Mountains, participants will experience the rugged beauty of this area exploding with mountain bike enthusiasts and see the unique trail connectivity that showcases both the bustling downtown city and the scenic Ozark landscape. The World Summit program includes keynote speakers, educational sessions, an expo, networking and—of course—plenty of time to explore local trails.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/world-summit

November 16, 2016 — Webinar: Transitions between Bikeway Facilities

November 17, 2016 — Webinar: Trails and Greenways: What’s Next?

  • Online webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • Sponsor: American Trails; FREE TO THE PUBLIC thanks to a partnership with the National Park Service. If you are interested in the latest trends in the trails and greenways this Webinar is not to be missed! Since the popularisation of the trails and greenways movement four decades ago, the vision, mission and function has been evolving in multiple ways in the areas of recreation; urban shaping; conservation; economic development; and healing and health.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/greenways/Webinar-Greenway-Searns-Flink-Belleville.html

November 17, 2016 — Massachusetts Trails Celebration

  • Mount Tom State Reservation, Holyoke, MA
  • The event will begin with organized gatherings of specific trail user groups to discuss accomplishments, challenges and goals. This will be a casual sit-down meeting of trail volunteers and professionals who are working towards improving and expanding trail opportunities within a specific trail use type, such as long-distance hiking, mountain biking, paddling, rail trail development, etc. Each meeting area will have a moderator or discussion lead, but anyone can be a part of any group and ask questions, discuss and provide feedback and answers at any point. Lunch will be provided at noon and will include recognition and celebration of trails accomplishments in Massachusetts. Sponsored by Department of Conservation and Recreation .
  • Info: see event registration page

November 30, 2016 — Webinar: Effective Strategies for Advocacy

  • Online webinar: 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Presenters: Mike Wollmer Ice Age Trail Alliance and Pete Olsen American Hiking Society. This webinar will focus on effective advocacy when meeting with elected officials – particularly at the federal level. In addition, we’ll discuss overcoming the challenges of creating presentation materials that engage elected officials, or even more challenging, their staff.
  • Info: http://pnts.org/new/webinars/

 

Past events from December 2015

 

December 3, 2015 — Webinar: The Role of Trails in Healthy Community Design

  • Online webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails hosts this online webinar. Public health experts say Americans need to be more physically active to stave off a growing epidemic of chronic diseases associated with sedentary lifestyles. And many believe trails can be central to the more walkable and bike-friendly communities that make this more likely to occur. Presented by Mark Fenton, a transportation, planning, and public health consultant, author, PBS television host, and active transportation advocate; with an introduction by Bob Searns, The Greenway Team.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/health/webinar-fenton-searns-healthy-communities.html

December 10-13, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Hernando MS
  • Hosted by: North Miss. Trail 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/tcc/schedule

December 15, 2015 — Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrian Lighting

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Appropriate quality and placement of lighting can enhance an environment as well as increase comfort and safety. Pedestrians often assume that motorists can see them at night, but without sufficient overhead lighting, motorists may not be able to see pedestrians in time to stop. This presentation, led by Michael Cynecki (Lee Engineering) will provide an in-depth look at options for pedestrian lighting, including types of lighting and appropriate placement. Following the presentation, participants will be able to submit questions during a discussion period.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8173843477422113794

December 16, 2015 — Webinar: The Best Guides and Manuals You've Never Heard Of

December 17, 2015 — Webinar: Traffic Calming Strategies for Pedestrian Safety

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Traffic calming is a way to design streets that uses physical and visual cues to encourage motorists to drive more slowly. If done well, traffic calming reduces traffic speeds, the number and severity of crashes, and noise levels. Traffic calming is self-enforcing; the design of the roadway results in the desired effect, without relying on compliance with traffic control devices such as signals and signs, and without relying on enforcement. This presentation, led by Peter Lagerwey (Toole Design Group) will provide an in-depth look at the different types of traffic calming techniques, as well as considerations for traffic calming improvements and case study examples.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5156487802336802818

 

Past events from October 2015

 

October 1, 2015 — Webinar: Long Distance Trails – think regionally, implement locally

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Dawn Fredrickson of Missouri State Parks will introduce the Katy Trail State Park, a 240-mile rail-trail conversion of the former MKT Railroad. Participants will hear how Missouri State Parks and communities along the trail have joined together to market the trail as a tourism destination. Diane Kripas from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources will highlight Pennsylvania’s efforts to develop a statewide land and water trail network to facility recreation, transportation and health lifestyles. Elissa Garofalo from the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor will introduce the 165-mile D&L Trail.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1612163691374983170

October 1, 2015 — Webinar: Pedestrian Safety: Crossing Islands and Raised Medians

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Crossing islands—also known refuge islands—are raised islands placed in the center of the street at intersections or midblock crossings to help protect crossing pedestrians from motor vehicles. They allow pedestrians and trail users to deal with only one direction of traffic at a time, and enable pedestrians to stop partway across the street and wait for an adequate gap in traffic before crossing the second half of the street. This presentation, led by Demian Miller (Tindale-Oliver and Associates) will provide an in-depth look at these treatments, including considerations for implementation and evaluation, as well as case study examples.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6793056984033570049

October 1-4, 2015 — Design & Build Sustainable Trails

  • Fountain City, WI
  • Permaculture designer Wayne Weiseman and professional trail builder/stonemason Jarad Barkeim will examine the landscape, review land use goals, study principles of access and circulation, study trail building methods, soils, and design trails on various topographies through open fields as well as wooded areas. Designs will strive to ensure that environmental impacts are kept to a minimum, maintenance requirements are kept to a minimum and the trails are user friendly. One or more designs will be selected for construction where you will apply what you have studied. You will learn basic trail building skills including use of proper grading techniques, appropriate tread materials, special structures for proper water management and erosion control, keeping trails on contour and more.
  • Info: http://www.kinstonecircle.com/events/earthworks-design-build-sustainable-trails/

October 1-4, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

October 2-3, 2015 — Turning Our Face to the River: Tools for Building a River Community

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Conference Goal: Let's Get Moving. Create unified action for the Future of the Watershed - including responsible economic development, recreational opportunities and improvement of water quality. First year focus: Toolbox for makers and shakers. Best practices and funding opportunities. Second year focus: Progress report and action agenda. Who Should Attend: Community leaders, local government officials, developers, builders, financial investors, conservation and environmental organization personnel and members and the public-at-large. Registration Fee: $25
  • Info: http://rivannariverbasin.org/meeting-RRRC-100215.php

October 2-4, 2015 — Southern California Trails Skills College

  • Idyllwild, CA
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association Skills College is a place to learn all you ever wanted to know about building and maintaining trails. Choose from a variety of classes, from the fundamentals of trail maintenance to advanced drainage systems. Trail Skills College is free to all participants! Camping and meals are provided throughout the weekend. Whether you are new to trail work or a seasoned veteran, we have a class that will enhance your trail maintenance skills.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/southern-california/

October 3, 2015 — Intro to Stepping Stones

  • Fahnestock State Park, Carmel, NY
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Come out and learn how to properly construct stepping stones with the Taconic Crew! Stepping Stones are used to create a stable footing for muddy and wet land conditions. Hop from rock to rock to traverse the slippery terrain. Stepping Stones are placed in a hole and set with crush to keep it sturdy.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/taconic-crew-stepping-stones-trail-u-993

October 3, 2015 — Youth Group Hiking Workshop

October 5-8, 2015 — 20th Annual Trail of Tears Conference & Symposium

  • Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their homelands in the southeastern United States to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) in 1838-39. TOTA, a citizens' organization of national and international members, has state chapters in the nine states through which the Trail traverses.
  • Info: http://nationaltota.org/calendar/20th-annual-tota-conference-symposium

October 6, 2015 — Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Road Diets

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Road diets involve reducing or narrowing travel lanes to allow space for other features like bicycle lanes, medians, and sidewalks. Listed as one the FHWA’s proven safety countermeasures, this reallocation of space can improve safety, reduce speed differential, and/or improve accessibility for transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists. This presentation, led by Matthew Ridgway (Fehr and Peers Transportation Consultants), will explore the process of implementing road diets, including considerations where they should and should not be performed, and will provide several case study examples. Following the presentation, participants will be able to submit questions during a discussion period.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8028547413857601025

October 8, 2015 — Webinar: Youth Serving Accessibility – A Wonderful and Powerful Combination

  • Online webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails hosts this online webinar. The presenter, Fred Banks, who is an expert at managing youth programs, will discuss three accessible case studies, including the design and construction of two Sensory Trails and an accessible boardwalk and kayak launch, along the Captain John Smith National Historic Trail.
  • Info: www.americantrails.org/resources/accessible/webinar-accessible-youth-Banks-Maryland.html

October 8-12, 2015 — Hatfield-McCoy National TrailFest

  • Gilbert, WV
  • In addition to rides on the best trails in the mountains, there will be a host of fun activities from the ever popular mud-pit to ATV drag races, poker runs, parades in costume and more! What’s a festival without good food and live music and this year you will be entertained by Thomas White on Friday and the BulletProof Band on Sunday. The Ryan Young Stunt Show will be returning along with Zip Line adventure and the Target Shoot booth which is a new attraction this year. One of the best features of Trailfest each year is the much-in-demand Demo Row where manufacturers such as Suzuki, Polaris, Arctic Cat, John Deere and others unveil the latest and greatest in gear and rides which will be making it to market soon.
  • Info: http://www.trailsheaven.com/National-Trail-Fest/Home.aspx

October 14, 2015 — Trails and Ales with Washington Trails Association

  • Tacoma, WA
  • Join Washington Trails Association staff, local hikers and volunteers for an evening of good company and trail talk. This is a great chance to meet other hikers in your community and learn how you can help protect the trails you love. WTA will provide light hors d'oeuvres. Buy yourself a drink and help us toast the trails we love. This free event is open to all WTA members and non-members. When: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 6pm Where: The Swiss (1904 South Jefferson, Tacoma)
  • Info: http://www.wta.org/events/trails-and-ales-tacoma-1

October 14, 2015 — American Recreation Coalition 2015 Recreation Issues Forum

  • Washington, DC
  • The American Recreation Coalition will host an important briefing and coordination session for recreation community leaders on Capitol Hill. Both the Congress and the Administration see this fall as a critical time to get important things accomplished before 2016 election fever makes partisanship even more virulent than it is now. Substantial movement is already underway regarding recreation fees (FLREA), concessions reform to allow improved and expanded park visitor experiences, the NPS Centennial, recreation-related programs in pending surface transportation legislation, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the budget process and more.
  • Info: http://www.funoutdoors.com/2015RecForum

October 14-15, 2015 — Sustainable Trails For All Workshop

  • Greenfield, NH
  • Two-day, in-depth, field-oriented workshop will provide you with information on the Federal Trail Accessibility Guidelines that were released in September of 2013. This workshop 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.
  • Info: http://www.crotchedmountain.org/sustainabletrails

October 15, 2015 — Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Marked Crosswalks

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Marked crosswalks indicate optimal or preferred locations for pedestrians to cross and help designate right-of-way for motorists to yield to pedestrians. Crosswalks are often installed at signalized intersections and other selected locations, but with a range of options for placement and marking style, there is sometimes confusion about where and how to correctly apply this treatment. This presentation, led by Peter Eun (Federal Highway Administration) and Pete Lagerwey (Toole Design Group) will provide an comprehensive look at the range of marked crosswalks and how locations for crosswalks should be selected.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5274105859534169857

October 15-18, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Hosted by: Charlottesville Area Mtn Bike Club. 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/tcc/schedule

October 16, 2015 — Webinar: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety on University Campuses

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • This webinar will discuss some of the ways to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in and around college campuses. Bob Schneider, with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will discuss the PBIC's new resource on improving ped/bike safety on campuses, while Todd Henry, a transportation planner with the University of California, Berkeley, and Kathryn Zeringue, the transportation demand management coordinator with North Carolina State University, will discuss the many ways they have worked to manage and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety on their campuses.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2177532570580515074

October 16-18, 2015 — Bartram Trail Conference annual meeting

  • Palatka, FL
  • The 2015 meeting of the Bartram Trail Conference will be held on the shores of William Bartram’s beloved St. Johns River in Palatka, Florida. John and William Bartram first paddled up the St. Johns River in December of 1765 and we will convene there almost on the exact date. The conference will be held in the Ravine Gardens State Park and Palatka’s riverfront park.
  • Info: http://ncbartramtrail.org/2014/12/2015-bartram-trail-conference/

October 17-18, 2015 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Patagonia, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each two-day training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

October 20, 2015 — Section 508 Accessibility Forum

  • Washington, DC
  • The Department of Health and Human Services, the Access Board, and other federal agencies will conduct a conference on technology accessibility and inclusion. The Accessibility Forum, which is free and open to federal employees and contractors, will provide an opportunity to learn, share, demonstrate, and encourage accessibility of electronic and information technology. Participants will have a chance to share best practices, learn about new technologies, and network with other federal employees. Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from a Federal agency, have equal access to and use of information and data.
  • Info: http://www.hhs.gov/web/508/508-conference.html

October 20-23, 2015 — Walk 21

  • Vienna, Austria
  • The theme “stepping ahead” promotes activities and innovations towards the future of our resilient cities and healthy living environments. Together with experts from around the globe we will share insights and expertise on how to step ahead in urban development and on how to be a walkable city.
  • Info: http://walk21vienna.com

October 21, 2015 — Webinar: Tactical Urbanism

October 21-22, 2015 — Missouri Trail Summit

October 22-25, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Alexandria, VA
  • Hosted by: 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: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

October 23-25, 2015 — Suwannee Fat Tire Festival

  • White Springs, FL
  • Join fun and haunting in the woods of the White Springs area, Stephen Foster State Park. Besides mountain bike clinics and rides, there are Saturday paddling trips on the Suwannee River.
  • Info: http://suwanneebike.org/events/ftf.php

October 25-28, 2015 — Mid American Trails & Greenways Conference

  • Des Moines, IA
  • Every other year since 1999 State Trails Administrators from several states have organized a world class conference focused on challenges and opportunities prevalent to the Midwest. The states hosting MATAG are: Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Ohio. Collaboration in the Midwest is natural with major trail projects such as the American Discovery Trail, Mississippi River Trail, Hennipen Canal, and many other trails.
  • Info: http://www.matag.org/conference-schedule/

October 27, 2015 — Webinar: Sustainability as an Organizing Principle for Transportation Agencies

  • Online webinar: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Sponsor: Transportation Research Board. Will discuss a new report on "Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 4: Sustainability as an Organizing Principle for Transportation Agencies." This report investigates what it would mean for a transportation agency to be organized around supporting a more sustainable society.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/ElectronicSessions/Blurbs/173077.aspx

October 27-29, 2015 — Montana Trails, Recreation, and Parks Annual Conference

  • Bozeman, MT
  • The annual conference will be at the Gran Tree Inn in Bozeman, MT. The Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association is an organization of trails, parks and recreation professionals dedicated to improving your quality of life. Members come from Montana cities and towns as well as the State of Montana, the National Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and Montana Universities.
  • Info: http://www.mtrpa.info/about-mtrpa/annual-conference/

October 27-31, 2015 — Annual NOHVCC and INOHVAA Joint Conference

  • Folsom, CA
  • Mobile workshop will be at the Prairie City SVRA, which is the site of the Hangtown Promotocross track. In addition to the NOHVCC and INOHVAA conference sessions, the All-Quad Council of Canada and the California OHV Commission will be meeting just prior to the conference start. All this means great networking opportunities for you. Since we are celebrating the start of a very innovative idea, the start of NOHVCC, the theme for this year's conference is innovations.
  • Info: http://www.nohvcc.org/Education/Conference.aspx

October 28-29, 2015 — UTAP/HETAP Workshop

  • Des Moines, IA
  • The Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) and the High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process (HETAP) are inventory processes that provide objective information about trail conditions. The information obtained through an assessment can be used by land managers to enhance the safety and enjoyment for all trail users, monitor environmental impacts on the trail, and develop maintenance plans. UTAP & HETAP provide information about grades, cross slopes, tread widths, and surfaces that help land managers identify areas for access improvements. The two-day workshop combines classroom and hands-on experience to ensure that participants have the skills and confidence to conduct trail assessments.
  • Info: Nathan Tolbert, Assessment/ADA Coordinator, Beneficial Designs, Inc. - nathan@beneficialdesigns.com - 775-783-8822 x111

October 28-30, 2015 — National Walking Summit

  • Washington, DC
  • The National Walking Summit is the premier opportunity for national organizations, companies, agencies, and local partners to convene to share best practices and stories, increase the visibility of these key issues, build support among federal agencies, and create momentum for the work ahead. It is a high-energy event featuring the latest evidence and strategies for advancing the many benefits of walking and walkability.
  • Info: http://americawalks.org/take-action/attend-an-event/walking-summit/

October 29, 2015 — Webinar: Completing the Streets with Greenroads: Access & Livability

Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Castle Hayne, NC
  • Hosted by: Cape Fear 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/tcc/schedule

Past events from September 2015

 

September 1, 2015 — Webinar: What's Happening at the Walking College

  • Online webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • For the last 12 weeks, a select group of walkable community advocates from around the country have been working through America Walks' new distance education program. After studying the history of transportation planning in the U.S., these 25 "Walking College Fellows" learned how streets and public spaces need to be to designed to encourage walking, and how to engage local government to make this actually happen. They also received training in fundraising, leadership development, and coalition-building. In this free webinar, Walking College Fellows will reflect on their experiences and describe their next steps in their own campaigns.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3945299876973158145

September 2, 2015 — The 6 E's of Walk to School Day Encouragement

  • Online webinar: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
  • This webinar will offer tips and tools to use in planning your walk or bike to school day week, or month campaign, and throughout the school year. Whether this is your first time coordinating a Walk to School Day event, or whether you’re a Walk to School Day pro looking for fresh tips and ideas, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and our partners are here to help you incorporate the 6E’s and ensure your most successful event yet!
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7112794964132313858

September 2, 2015 — Webinar: Building Strong Communities: Resources and Assistance from Non-Profit Partners

  • Online webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Community Builders, this webinar will feature resources and assistance from the Project for Public Spaces, Audubon International, and two of the Sonoran Institute's programs: Community Builders and SCOTie (the Successful Communities Online Toolkit Information Exchange).
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4268102196952045569

September 2, 2015 — Rethinking Our Land: Growing Sustainable and Resilient Communities

  • Online webinar: 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
  • Karen Firehock, author of Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning, will present a new way of thinking about natural resources as green infrastructure. The book addresses the nuts and bolts of planning and preserving natural resources at a variety of scales—from dense urban environments to scenic rural landscapes. Based on applying green infrastructure principles to more than 20 communities, the webinar offers a practical guide to creating effective and well-crafted plans and then implementing them.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4041740240320177410

September 3, 2015 — U.S. Access Board Webinar: Open Question and Answer Session

  • Online webinar: 2:30 – 4:00 (ET)
  • Questions are welcome on the Board's accessibility requirements and rulemaking activities, including the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards, new standards being developed for medical diagnostic equipment, and other topics related to the Board's work. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session (total limited to 25) or can be posed during the webinar.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/

September 9-10, 2015 — Managing the Environmental Review Process Seminar

  • New York, NY
  • Sponsored by Federal Transit Administration. The seminar will focus on proactive management of environmental considerations with special emphasis on the roles, responsibilities and partnerships and how project sponsors should engage with FTA to address MAP-21 provisions. Special attention will be given to the importance of identifying and managing potential risks to project planning and implementation, including schedule and budget considerations. Audience: This course is intended for transportation professionals from transit agencies and metropolitan planning organizations with a minimum of two-year’s experience in the environmental process relative to project development.
  • Info: http://www.ntionline.com/courses/courseinfo.php?id=88

September 10-13, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Carbondale, IL
  • Hosted by: Shawnee 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=556&reset=1

September 11-13, 2015 — IMBA California Summit 2015

  • Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Join the IMBA Northern California and IMBA Southwestern regions for this mountain bike summit. This Sierra Nevada mountain town will play the perfect host for several days of workshops, networking and great rides. The 2015 IMBA California Summit will be a great opportunity to network with other mountain bike advocactes from around California and other western states, while participating in workshops on IMBA chapter development; working with land managers on mountain bike trail access projects; and designing and developing trail systems and bike parks.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=542&reset=1

September 13, 2015 — Trail Supervisor Training

  • Mahwah, NJ
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Hands-on exercises and discussions will provide information to find solutions to problems that volunteer trail supervisors commonly face. An effective supervisor will have a tool kit of skills which includes access to a variety of resources: fellow supervisors, trail crews, Trail Conference staff, park partners, and his/her volunteer trails chair.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/supervisor-training-trail-u-950

September 13-18, 2015 — Colorado 600 Trails Awareness Symposium

  • South Fork, CO
  • The Colorado 600 is a five day ride and trail symposium through the mountains of southwestern Colorado. Each day the riders will learn about what is facing the trail riding enthusiast and the issues facing our trails in Colorado and Utah. Riders are able to choose single track, dual-sport, or adventure trails. All proceeds from the ride will go to support the Colorado Trails Preservation Alliance, which is focused on preserving motorized, single-track trail riding.
  • Info: http://www.colorado600.org/Colorado_600_2015/Home.html

September 15, 2015 — Federal Policy Update

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Tune in to hear from League of American Bicyclists staff about the latest news from Capitol Hill. Presented by the League of American Bicyclists, Alliance for Biking & Walking and Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
  • Info: http://www.bikewalkalliance.org/trainings/calls-webinars/event/56

September 15-17, 2015 — National Recreation and Parks Association Conference

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • The 50th annual National Recreation and Park Association Conference will provide hundreds of education and learning opportunities through educational tracks specifically tailored to parks and recreation.
  • Info: http://www.nrpa.org/conference2015/

September 16, 2015 — Webinar: Shared Streets, Slow Streets

September 16, 2015 — Webinar: Multimodality in Major Cities: Urban Success Stories

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Transportation Research Board. his webinar will discuss lessons learned from these urban multimodal projects and practices of multimodal implementation. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Issues in Major Cities Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/ElectronicSessions/Blurbs/172907.aspx

September 17-20, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Bay City, MI
  • Hosted by: Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy. 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/tcc/schedule

September 17-20, 2015 — Three Trails Conference

  • Santa Fe, NM
  • A joint Conference gathering people interested in three of the most significant trails in North America, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Old Spanish Trail and the Santa Fe Trail, will provide a chance to share information and learn about new ways of evaluating the trails and their impact on our identity. The Conference will present opportunities to explore environmental and sociological aspects of the trails and their connections, as well as their history. Santa Fe, New Mexico, has long been a productive place for the exchange of ideas.
  • Info: http://www.3trailsconferencesantafe.org/agenda/

September 18, 2015 — Washington State Trails Coalition

  • Olympia, WA
  • This gathering pulls together a statewide network of trail advocates. We welcome everyone with an interest in trails– whether motorized, non-motorized, snow, asphalt, dirt, water, urban, or backcountry! The meeting will feature two facilitated breakout sessions-- Broadening Trails Constituency: conversations on health, economic impact, and transportation, and Funding for Trails: conversations on trail costs, advocacy for funding, and sponsor and business development.
  • Info: http://washingtonstatetrailscoalition.org/washington-state-trails-coalition-caucus-meeting-september-18-in-olympia/

September 19, 2015 — Organizing Volunteer Trail Stewards

  • Girdwood, AK
  • The first session will focus on the elements of basic trail maintenance and how to organize trail lovers into an effective group of trail stewards who can help keep the trails they love in great shape. The philosophy of the class is two-fold. One is that groups of people working together can make a much bigger impact than people working by themselves. The other is that doing trail work with others is a lot of fun! Attendees will also learn about the new Adopt-A-Trail program, run by Alaska Trails. The class is sponsored by Girdwood Trails, Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area, US Forest Service, and Alaska Trails.
  • Info: To learn more or register call the number on the masthead or email: office@alaska-trails.org

September 19-20, 2015 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each two-day training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

September 20, 2015 — Intro to Sidehill Trail Construction

  • Hudson Highlands State Park, Nelsonville, NY
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Want to get involved in trailbuilding? Learn to build a trail that lasts with the Taconic Crew. Sidehilling is one of the most accessible aspects of trailbuilding for the beginner.
    Learn cool trail words like: Outslope, backslope, downslope, hinge, duff, and peanut butter. Then grab a pick or a rogue hoe and get to work! If something is in the way, build into it. Sidehilling is as fluid as water draining off the outslope.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/taconic-crew-sidehill-trail-construction-trail-u-990

September 20-22, 2015 — Pennsylvania Greenways & Trails Summit

September 20-24, 2015 — International Conference on Ecology and Transportation

  • Raleigh, NC
  • Experts in transportation development, related scientific study, policy issues, and administrative processes gather at ICOET to share the most current research information, quality applications, and best practices that can enhance both the project development process and the ecological sustainability of transportation systems.
  • Info: http://www.icoet.net/ICOET_2015/index.asp

September 21-25, 2015 — Oregon-California Trails Association National Convention

  • Stateline, NV
  • 33rd Annual National Convention - Public is Welcome to Attend - 2 & 4 Wheel Drive Pre-Convention Tours - All Day Bus Tours: Donner Memorial State Park-Truckee River Route Carson River Route-Johnson Cutoff Loop Coloma-Placerville, El Dorado County Museum - All-Day Hike Hawley Grade/Luther Pass
  • Info: http://www.canvocta.org/

September 24, 2015 — New England Bike-Walk Summit

  • Worcester, MA
  • The fourth New England Bike-Walk Be prepared for a wide variety of sessions of interest to all stakeholders – agency personnel, grassroots advocates, professionals in private practice, retailers, and more.
  • Info: http://newenglandbikewalksummit.org

September 24-27, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • New Harmony, IN
  • Hosted by: Evansville Mtn Bike Assn. 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/tcc/schedule

September 25-27, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Radcliff, KY
  • Hosted by: KyMBA Louisville. 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/tcc/schedule

September 25-27, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Red Wing, MN
  • Hosted by: Red Wing Area Mtn Bike Org. 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/tcc/schedule

September 25-27, 2015 — National Open Streets Summit

  • Atlanta, GA
  • The 2015 Summit is co-hosted by the Open Streets Project, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, and Atlanta Streets Alive. The Open Streets Project is also collaborating with 8-80 Cities. The Summit will feature sessions and networking opportunities for both novice and experienced open streets organizers, led by national experts and local organizers.
  • Info: www.bikewalkalliance.org/blog/555-save-the-date-for-the-2015-national-open-streets-summit

September 27, 2015 — Tread and Drainage: Sidehilling Trail

September 28 - October 1, 2015 — APBP Professional Development Seminar

  • St Louis, MO
  • The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals sponsors the biennial conference. Professionals working on active transportation issues in the U.S. and Canada are invited to the outstanding training and networking opportunities, distinguished by longer, in-depth sessions and a collegial atmosphere where participants collaborate to learn how to propel policy into practice.
  • Info: http://apbppds.org

Past events from August 2015

 

August 1-5, 2015 — Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation Annual Meeting

August 1, 2015 — Tread and Drainage: How to build a Stream Crossing

August 3-5, 2015 — North Dakota State Trails Conference

  • Valley City, ND
  • Sponsored by the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department at Fort Ransom State Park. Don’t miss the 4th annual conference that brings together trail advocates, managers, and users from across the state.
  • Info: http://www.ndrpa.com

August 6, 2015 — Webinar: Walkability: The Health and Wellness Equation

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by America Walks. If we want more equitable communities-accessible-then walking must become a natural activity again. In this session, Dan Burden, one of the early pioneers in North America's walkability movement-coining the terms 'road diets,' 'walking audits,' 'photomorphs' and inspiring Complete Streets conversions-will address the link and bond between walking and health.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9089326544094765058

August 6-9, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Hibbing, MN
  • Hosted by: Iron Range 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=535&reset=1

August 13, 2015 — Webinar: Road Diets - A Proven Safety Countermeasure Webinar

  • Online Webinar: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Institute of Transportation Engineers. As part of the safety focus area of the Every Day Counts initiative, the Federal Highway Administration is promoting Road Diets. This webinar will highlight how agencies are using this low cost safety countermeasure to improve safety, operations, and livability in their communities.
  • Info: http://ecommerce.ite.org/IMIS/ItemDetail?iProductCode=PD-W43

August 13-16, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Boyne City, MI
  • Hosted by: Top of Michigan 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=544&reset=1

August 14, 2015 — Webinar: Engage with Local Government in Your Walkable Community Movement

  • Online Webinar: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
  • It takes teamwork to create social change and you need a diverse team with common goals. It is also essential to recruit local government officials to the team - especially, traffic engineers, town planners, and elected policy makers. Join councilwoman Elaine Clegg, planner Roger Millar, and engineer Gary Toth to learn how best to engage each of these critical stakeholder groups in your community.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7017590451322622977

August 15-17, 2015 — National Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • The NRPA Annual Conference is the premier annual meeting of the park and recreation community. The three-day event brings together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates and industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of education sessions and the industry's largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.
  • Info: http://www.nrpa.org/conference2015/About/

August 17-21, 2015 — Comprehensive Bikeway Design 2.0

  • Portland, OR
  • Hosted by Portland State University. This course covers the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of interactive classroom and field experience. The course primarily focuses on enhancing and making improvements to bicycle networks that already exist. The course will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research and provide you with skills, practical first steps, and diverse perspectives needed to get started on your next project.
  • Info: http://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/comprehensive-bikeway-design-20

August 19, 2015 — Webinar: Innovative Intersections for Pedestrians and Bicycles

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Transportation Research Board to examine how to integrate pedestrian and bicycle facilities into innovative intersection designs, such as diverging diamond interchanges and superstreets. Webinar presenters will also cover how conventional intersection design may be reinvented for non-motorized users. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Operational Effects of Geometrics.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/ElectronicSessions/Blurbs/172710.aspx

August 19, 2015 — Webinar: Integrating Ped/Bike Concepts into University Courses

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
  • PBIC has updated the Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Short Series, which is designed to augment undergraduate courses in basic civil engineering and/or transportation planning. The course materials now include up-to-date presentation slides for three 50-minute lectures, four assignments, and a reading/resource list. Webinar speakers will discuss why entry-level transportation professionals need experience planning and designing for all modes and how the updated course materials may be used and adapted for different university courses.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3279004626169069057

August 19, 2015 — Webinar: Streetscape Design to Improve Walking and Cycling

August 20, 2015 — Webinar: Planning for Complete Streets: City Examples

  • Online Webinar: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Transportation Planning Council and the Complete Streets Council. This is part three of the web series showcasing different cities' policies, plans, and projects completed in the United States to improve their streets and communities through transportation.
  • Info: http://ecommerce.ite.org/IMIS/ItemDetail?iProductCode=PD-W42

August 20, 2015 — Webinar: Asphalt and concrete pavement maintenance and preservation strategies

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • The FHWA launched the Sustainable Pavements Program in 2010 to advance the knowledge and practice of sustainability related to pavements. The overall objective of the program is to increase the awareness, visibility, and the body of knowledge of sustainability considerations in all phases of the pavement life cycle.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1692856846627334657

August 22, 2015 — Tread and Drainage: Building a Stream Crossing

August 27-30, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • Hosted by: Southwest Michigan 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=541&reset=1

August 29, 2015 — CO/WY Regional Summit

  • Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Network with other mountain bike advocactes from around the region, while participating in workshops on IMBA chapter development; working with land managers on mountain bike trail access projects; and designing and developing trail systems and bike parks.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

 

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