Workshops

Save the Date for the 2022 National Trails Workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico November 2nd – 4th, 2022.

Stay tuned for registration and a schedule.

 


Previous Workshops

2021 Virtual National Trails Workshop—November 1–4, 2021

Themes: Collaboration and Engagement, Strengthening Organizations and Partnerships, Trail Land Protection

More than 270 people attended, presented, sponsored, and/or supported the Partnership for the National Trails System’s second Virtual Workshop. 

Find the full program here with session materials, recordings, and speaker information. Recordings can also be found in the Webinar Archive.

National Trails Virtual Workshop—October 21–29, 2020

Themes: Advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion; Expanding Partnerships Within and Beyond Trail Corridors; and, Increasing Capacity Through Organizational Development

More than 200 people attended, presented, sponsored, and/or supported the Partnership for the National Trails System’s first Virtual Workshop. Thank you so much for making this Workshop a success we can build on! During the workshop we heard about practical examples and best practices; we were encouraged to recognize that a big vision for a trail requires us to think outside of traditional boundaries and values; we heard about partners raising one another up and highlighting the long underprioritized stories of peoples and nationals throughout our National Trails System; we heard stories that were both heart-wrenching and heartwarming; and we started many important dialogues that we must continue. 

The video recordings are available to the public on the Workshop Final Program page and directly on YouTube .

Biennial National Historic Trails Workshop

At this biennial gathering of National Historic Trails advocates, volunteers and professionals, the workshop hones in on the issues that face the Historic Trails as they move towards completion. Interpretation, preservation of key historic sites, protection indigenous landscapes and acquiring and maintaining a contiguous trail corridor are addressed. Attend this workshop to learn more about how you can play a role in developing, protecting and preserving your favorite historic trails and how you can strengthen your trail organization.

  • National Historic Trails Workshop 2016 – Kansas City, MO (June 6th-10th)
  • National Historic Trails Workshop 2014 – Salt Lake City, UT
  • National Historic Trails Workshop 2012 – Socorro, NM
  • National Historic Trails Workshop 2010 – San Antonio, TX

Biennial National Scenic Trails Workshop

Scenic Trails highlight some of the country’s most spectacular natural landmarks and features. As stewards of these trails, building and maintaining these trails in some very remote locations with volunteer power presents many challenges to trail organizations. The National Scenic Trails workshop provides the opportunity to learn best practices in both physical trail building and maintenance and organizational development. Effective steward organizations have strong programs in communication, volunteer management, fundraising and leadership development. This is an opportunity to go in depth into the issues faced by trail organizations as they strive to complete and maintain the trails in these outstanding scenic corridors.

  • Scenic Trails Workshop 2016 – Pensacola, FL (November 14th-18th)
  • Scenic Trails Workshop 2014 – Tahoe City, CA
  • Scenic Trails Workshop 2012 – Shepherdstown, WV
  • Scenic Trails Workshop 2010 – Reisterstown, MD

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