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American Trails presents "Sustainable Trails for All" as a part of the American Trails "Advancing Trails Webinar Series"

 

WEBINAR:

Sustainable Trails for All

American Trails presented this Webinar on March 8, 2018. Presented by Janet Zeller with the US Forest Service and Peter Jensen, Trail Planner/Builder with Peter S. Jensen & Associates. This webinar provides an overview of pedestrian sustainable trails for all for federal, state, and local agency and organization trail managers, planners and designers who are responsible for policy, budget, and trail construction oversight.

 

 

 

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Learning Credits and CEUs

 

American Trails is now proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

Learning credits are included in the registration fee. Our webinars earn the following credits: AICP CM (1.25) LA CES (1.25), and NRPA CEU equivalency petition (0.10).

Live and recorded webinars are eligible for credits starting with our January 2018 webinar.

 

CLOSED CAPTIONING: We are offering closed captioning for our webinars, thanks to a partnership with VZP Digital. If you are in need of this service, please email us prior to the webinar. An unedited transcript will be sent to all attendees following the webinar.

 

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WEBINAR OUTLINE

This program will provide an overview of pedestrian sustainable trails for all for federal, state, and local agency and organization trail managers, planners and designers who are responsible for policy, budget, and trail construction oversight. This webinar will focus on how to create pedestrian trails which can serve people of all ages and abilities while reducing maintenance cost.

 

PRESENTATION LEARNING OUTCOMES 

 

This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).

 

 

Presenters for the Webinar:

 

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Janet Zeller is the National Accessibility Program Manager for the U.S. Forest Service. She and her team are responsible for the accessibility of the facilities, programs and policies across the 193 million acres of the National Forest System. Janet was the lead author of the Forest Service Outdoor Recreation and Trail Accessibility Guidelines.

She instructs accessibility and universal design of programs and facilities at a wide range of training sessions nationally. She also represents the Forest Service working on accessibility issues with partners, organizations, States, and other federal agencies, including with the U.S. Access Board and the Department of Justice.

Janet is a lifelong outdoor recreationist and a certified instructor trainer in canoeing and sea kayaking. She is a graduate of UNH with a Master’s degree from URI.

jzeller@fs.fed.us

 

 

 

 

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Peter Jensen is a trail planner/builder with more than 35 years experience planning and constructing pedestrian trails throughout the Northeast. His company is a member of the Professional Trailbuilders Association. He worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club until 1988 when he started his own business in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. In early 2005 he reorganized the business into Peter S. Jensen & Associates, LLC. He served as the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s representative to the U. S. Access Board’s Regulatory Negotiation Committee on Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas from 1997 to 1999 where he helped shape regulations for development of new trails, camping facilities, picnic sites, and beaches. He continues to plan, design, construction, and consult on the development of sustainable pedestrian trails. Training crew leaders, youth, volunteers, and agency/non-profit staff is also an important component of his work. He is a regular presenter at national conferences on pedestrian trail related topics.

 

 

 

WEBINAR RESOURCES

 

Accessibility Guidebook for Outdoor Recreation and Trails: http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/accessibility

Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines (FSTAG) – Pocket Schedule: http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/accessibility

ABA AS/ Outdoor Developed Areas (ODA) Accessibility Guidelines: http://www.access-board.gov

U.S. Forest Service Accessibility Website: http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/accessibility

Water Trails: Iowa Water Trails Toolkit: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Recreation/CanoeingKayaking/WaterTrailDevelopmentTools.aspx

 

Statement regarding Alteration vs Maintenance (from Christopher Douwes, Federal Highway Administration). The difference between alteration and maintenance discussed in this webinar is accurate for recreational trails. However, for transportation facilities (including trails using Federal-aid highway program funds for transportation purposes), the definition of alteration includes some degrees of maintenance. See "Department of Justice/Department of Transportation Joint Technical Assistance on the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements to Provide Curb Ramps when Streets, Roads, or Highways are Altered through Resurfacing" athttps://www.fhwa.dot.gov/civilrights/programs/doj_fhwa_ta.cfm.

 

 

 

 

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