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Download complete 2015 Symposium Program with descriptions of educational sessions and more (pdf 6.0 mb)

American Trails Featured Workshops



Sunday, May 17

Strategic Thinking for Decision Making

Led by Tasha Harmon of New Perspectives Coaching, Training and Facilitation
Date: Sunday, May 17
Time: 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Cost: $60

Strategic thinking is an approach to decision-making that focuses on the future of the organization. Grounded in systems thinking, it changes the atmosphere of boards by moving the discussion beyond the usual operational thinking, bringing the lens of a sustainable future into all discussions about the present.
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Horse Caucus

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: No fee, pre-registration requested

Bring your success stories, your concerns, your needs, and your energy into helping find solutions to anything relating to recreational horseback riding in our nation.  We often find “learning from others” and successful case studies from other states, communities, organizations, agencies, and programs across America can be applied to our own needs for solutions.
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Tuesday, May 19

Trail Fundamentals and TMOs: Cornerstones of Effective Trail Management

Date: Tuesday, May 19
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: No fee, pre-registration required

Learn how to develop Trail Management Objectives (TMOs) and apply 5 key trail management concepts: Trail Type, Trail Class, Managed Use, Designed Use, and Design Parameters.
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Becoming Compliant with the Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas

A PTBA Sponsored Workshop
Date: Tuesday, May 19
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: No fee, pre-registration required

This workshop will provide an overview of the Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas that are under the Architectural Barriers Act. Learn about outdoor recreation guidelines, discuss who is required to comply, review methods to evaluate trails, access routes and features, and review the process to create a federally required transition plan to improve access in outdoor recreation facilities. This workshop has an outdoor component to provide first hand experience for assessing different trail situations.
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Symposium Sponsors





American Trails

P.O. Box 491797
Redding, CA 96049-1797
(530) 605-4395

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