American Trails

The Value of Trail Assessments

Trail Core Competencies
Summary

Hosted in partnership with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, this webinar will cover not only the importance of conducting trail assessments but also how to turn those assessments into descriptive reports that facilitate trail improvements.

Overview

Hosted in partnership with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council. It is easy to identify when our trails have problem areas, but can you as a trail manager or volunteer identify why the problem is occurring and how you might be able to fix it? This session will cover not only the importance of conducting trail assessments but also how to turn those assessments into descriptive reports that facilitate trail improvements.

Following the presentations, the panelists will respond to questions from webinar participants.

The messaging in this webinar is valuable to any trail type, motorized and nonmotorized. Pictures displayed during the webinar will be mostly of motorized trails, but concepts are relevant to any trail type.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify common trail issues caused by design, location, or change in uses patterns or environment.
  • Identify potential solutions for these trail issues
  • Communicate trial issues and solutions using written language, photos, and diagrams.

Trail Types Covered

    General. All trail types are relevant.

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