2020 Trail Workshops – Spring & Fall

Additional information will be posted as available on the Workshop webpage. In the meantime, please send your questions to the contacts for each workshop.

Spring Workshop – Ghost Ranch (Abiquiu), New Mexico

Host Trail organization: Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Contact: Jackie Horne, jhorne@continentaldividetrail.org, 303.996.2759
Dates: May 18th – May 21

Topics covered at this workshop include:

  • Trail and corridor protection and management
  • Community engagement and field-based program approaches
  • Organization development
  • JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) principles and practices, and community outreach

Fall Workshop – Spartanburg, South Carolina

 Preserving Trail Lands and Resources through Enduring Partnerships with Individuals, Communities and Organizations

Host Trail organization: Overmountain Victory Trail Association
Contact: RG Absher, absher-r@juno.com, 336.902.1760

Dates: October 27 – 29
Travel Days: October 26* & 30
*Welcome reception the evening of Mon 10/26

Workshop outcomes:

  • How to increase organization effectiveness through diverse trail partnerships – new organizations and individuals
  • Learn from successful partnerships with Native Americans to preserve culture, history, and sacred landscapes along trail corridors
  • How to create and use national trail interpretation programs as a means to reach a more diverse population of the public and students
  • How creative partnerships can put real trail on the ground
  • How to work with the local parks departments and planning agencies to leverage funds and bring additional value to and visibility in a local community
  • How the National Trails Gap Analysis can be used to focus your work
  • How to get your trail recognized in a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan