Trails Training Calendar

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.

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July

Sustainable Trail Maintenance

Wentworth, NC

July 24, 2018

Participants will learn how to maintain sustainable trails. The session will cover vegetation trimming, deberming and maintaining outslope, constructing knicks and rolling grade dips, and other typical trail maintenance requirements. Students will gain field experience maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Engage Your Elected Officials! The Importance of Political Leadership

July 26, 2018

Moderated by Brian Housh with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and presented by a panel of elected officials, this webinar will discuss successful tactics & strategies employed to establish funding mechanisms and innovative policy initiatives that support the development of trail networks demanded by constituents.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Jul 26

Sustainable Trail Assessment, Permitting, and Contracting

Wentworth, North Carolina

July 31 - August 02, 2018

Participants will learn how to take a critical look at trails to assess condition, maintenance, and safety. The session will also cover potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects. Students will discuss how trail condition, maintenance, and safety can affect the "trail experience", and they will also learn and discuss how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. Participants will complete desktop trail reviews, assess existing trails and proposed reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus, discuss permits, and create contracts based on assessment results.

Categories: Workshop

August

Intermediate Trail Maintenance

Wentworth, NC

August 07, 2018

Participants will learn about advanced trail maintenance techniques. The session will cover trail tread narrowing and rehabilitation, armoring, checkdams, and trail closure and reclamation. Students will also review vegetation trimming, deberming and maintaining outslope, constructing knicks and rolling grade dips, and other typical trail maintenance requirements.

Categories: Workshop

NOHVCC and INOHVAA Annual Conferences

Grand Rapids, Michigan

August 14 - August 18, 2018

2018 National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council and International Off-Highway Vehicle Administrators Association joint annual conferences. These joint conferences bring together the best and brightest in the OHV community – including enthusiasts and land managers – and provide the perfect opportunity to gain and share insights on issues, hurdles and successes that have occurred since we last met in New Hampshire. For any who may attend for the first time, expect to learn a lot, meet a ton of great people, and to share your insights as well.

Categories: Conference

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

How They Did It: Advocacy, Planning, and Creating Equestrian Trails Through Organization

August 23, 2018

In partnership with the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource, this webinar will explain how joining or creating an organization will help in addressing issues such as poor trail design, lack of maintenance, and general misunderstanding of horses that can result in loss of trail access.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Aug 23

September

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Wentworth, North Carolina

September 10 - September 13, 2018

Participants will learn the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail layout and construction. This session will guide participants from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Students will gain field experience constructing new trail, reroutes, and maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

New York State Outdoor Education Association Conference

Huguenot, New York

September 20 - September 23, 2018

Themes for the 2018 Anniversary Conference: Learn It: Workshops that give participants opportunities to learn and appreciate more about the natural world. Live It: Workshops that give participants opportunities to consider new ways to experience or educate in the outdoors. Pay It Forward: Workshops that give participants opportunities for making the field of Outdoor Education a stronger force for the future. These presentations are often about taking action and geared to the development of partnerships, ideas on sustainability and dealing with future challenges.

Categories: Conference

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout

Wentworth, NC

September 24, 2018

Participants will learn how to design and layout sustainable trails. The session will cover the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail design and layout. Design considerations for a variety of trails users will be discussed. The session will guide participants from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Students will gain field experience designing and laying out new trails and trail reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Construction with Hand Tools

Wentworth, NC

September 25, 2018

Participants will learn how to construct sustainable trails with hand tools. The session will cover the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail construction. Students will discuss and complete pre-construction trail corridor clearing and trail construction. Participants will gain field experience constructing new trails and trail reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Maintenance

Wentworth, NC

September 26, 2018

Participants will learn how to maintain sustainable trails. The session will cover vegetation trimming, deberming and maintaining outslope, constructing knicks and rolling grade dips, and other typical trail maintenance requirements. Students will gain field experience maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

Intermediate Trail Maintenance

Wentworth, NC

September 27, 2018

Participants will learn about advanced trail maintenance techniques. The session will cover trail tread narrowing and rehabilitation, armoring, checkdams, and trail closure and reclamation. Students will also review vegetation trimming, deberming and maintaining outslope, constructing knicks and rolling grade dips, and other typical trail maintenance requirements.

Categories: Workshop

October

50th Annual Meeting of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

Astoria, Oregon

October 07 - October 10, 2018

Visit sites during the Corps’ winter stay in 1805–1806. Learn about life before and after the Corps arrived. Celebrate 50 years of Trail preservation and interpretation.

Categories: Meeting

Basic Rockwork for Trails

Wentworth, NC

October 09 - October 11, 2018

During this advanced trail training session, participants will gain an introduction into basic rockwork for trails. Students will learn how to move rock efficiently and use various methods to build stone steps. Please contact Tim Johnson, Director of Duke Energy TRAILS at Rockingham Community College for more details.

Categories: Workshop

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Working with Tourism to Develop, Promote, and Fund Active Tourism

October 18, 2018

Presented by Ginny Sullivan with Adventure Cycling Association, Alex Duryea with Nebraska Tourism, and Kalene Griffith with Visit Bentonville

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Oct 18

2018 National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference

Vancouver, Washington

October 22 - October 25, 2018

Every two years, the Partnership for the National Trails System convenes a conference for the members, partners and allies from the National Trails community.

Categories: Conference

Sustainable Trail Assessment, Permitting, and Contracting

Wentworth, North Carolina

October 23 - October 25, 2018

Participants will learn how to take a critical look at trails to assess condition, maintenance, and safety. The session will also cover potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects. Students will discuss how trail condition, maintenance, and safety can affect the "trail experience", and they will also learn and discuss how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. Participants will complete desktop trail reviews, assess existing trails and proposed reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus, discuss permits, and create contracts based on assessment results.

Categories: Workshop

Washington State Trails Conference

Wenatchee, Washington

October 25 - October 27, 2018

The 12th biennial conference theme is “Leading the Way”. This year’s conference will offer breakout sessions along four themed tracks: Shared Trails, Shared Advocacy; Exclusivity, Diversity, and Access; Public Lands - Multiple Uses & Balancing Values; Managing for Change.

Categories: Conference

November

National Equestrian Trails Conference

Scottsdale, Arizona

November 02 - November 04, 2018

The annual 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.

Categories: Conference

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Wentworth, North Carolina

November 05 - November 08, 2018

Participants will learn the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail layout and construction. This session will guide participants from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Students will gain field experience constructing new trail, reroutes, and maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Assessment

Wentworth, North Carolina

November 13, 2018

Participants will learn about the characteristics of sustainable and traditional trails and the five essential elements of sustainable trails. Students will also learn and discuss how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. The session will cover user and natural impacts and include desktop trail review and field assessment. Participants will gain field experience assessing existing trails and proposed reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Permitting and Contracting

Wentworth, NC

November 14, 2018

Participants will learn about potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects. The session will cover environmental regulatory agencies and contacts. Students will be provided with examples of trail contracts and create one of their own based on findings from a trail assessment.

Categories: Workshop

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Nordic Ski Trails Across the Country

November 15, 2018

In partnership with the Society for Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP). Presented by TBD

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Nov 15

December

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Collective Stewardship Efforts in Colorado

December 06, 2018

Presented by Ann Baker Easley with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado and others TBD

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Dec 06

Intermediate Trail Assessment (prerequisite required)

Wentworth, North Carolina

December 11 - December 12, 2018

Participants will build on skills and knowledge they gained in the sustainable trail assessment class. Students will focus on critical assessment of a trail system in the area. The session will cover creating a trail assessment document to present findings and proposed recommendations.Students will gather the necessary information through field work to write a trail assessment document. **Interested participants should have a thorough understanding of sustainable trails and trail assessment experience before taking this class - prerequisite required.

Categories: Multi-day Course, Workshop

April

2019 International Trails Symposium

Syracuse, NY

April 28 - May 01, 2019

American Trails hosts the 24th International Trails Symposium and Training Institute in Syracuse, New York April 28 - May 1, 2019

Categories: Conference, Symposium