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Professional Trailbuilders Association

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The Trailbuilders Conference always includes
a trade show and hands-on machine


Professional Trailbuilders Association members also provide education in the trails field. A number of experienced trail contractors offer custom trainings and workshops to fit your needs.

Also of interest is the concept of Hybrid Contracting, which adds a dimension of training and volunteer involvement to professional design and project management.


Sustainable Trails Workshop Series

The Professional TrailBuilders Association and American Trails are proud to announce a new partnership program for the International Trails Symposium in May, 2015. The Sustainable Trails Workshop Series will offer a series of hands-on workshops focusing on the important skills and techniques involved in the sustainable design, planning, construction, and maintenance of trails for all types of users in all types of environments. Read more...


Annual Trailbuilders Conference

PTBA's Trailbuilders Conference is the nation's only conference devoted to trail design, construction, and maintenance issues. The annual conference features many hours of broad and deep trail design, construction, and maintenance information by leading professional trail contractors and designers.

Held every two years, the Trailbuilders Conference is an ideal off-season way to learn and network with trailbuilders nationwide. Costs are kept low in order to encourage more agency staff and volunteers to attend.


Customized Onsite Trainings

Trail contractors are highly mobile and can hold custom workshops and trainings at your own project sites and facilities. Their wide range of experiences with different trail types, ecosystems, field conditions, and agency types/characteristics give them the perspective and skills/knowledge base to provide focused trainings that produce results.

For more information and a wealth of resources, visit the PTBA website:


The National Trails Training Partnership

American Trails, P.O. Box 491797, Redding, CA 96049-1797 • (530) 605-4395 • Fax: (530) 547-2035 •

The National Trails Training Partnership is an alliance of Federal agencies, training providers, nationwide supporters, and providers of products and services. Visit the online calendar of training opportunities, access hundreds of trail-related resources, read the news, learn how you can help, and see training resources in your state.

This material is based upon work supported by the Federal Highway Administration under Cooperative Agreement DTFH61-06-H-00023. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the Author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Federal Highway Administration.



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