Corridor Planning

Corridor Planning Skill Definition:

Identify potential areas (broad corridors) that meet the purpose and need of the project. Work with staff and partners to assess the proposed corridor(s) by analyzing resource data and management plan alignment.

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Resources for Corridor Planning

The Value of Trail Assessments
The Value of Trail Assessments

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…

Introduction to Trail Planning
Introduction to Trail Planning

One part of a three-part series on the Introduction to Trail Planning, Design and Development, and Management. PART ONE: In the Introduction to Trail Planning we will discuss different types of trail plans including Master Plans Conceptual Plans,…

Evaluating Erosion
Evaluating Erosion

One important factor that we examine when we assess the condition of a trail is the effect that erosion is having upon the trail surface. This video covers three of the most obvious signs of trail erosion: loose rocks, cuts and areas of deposition.…

Foundations of Sustainable Trails: Tread and Alignment​
Foundations of Sustainable Trails: Tread and Alignment​

Explore foundational concepts related to the principles and applications of trail tread and alignment—all through the lens of developing and maintaining a sustainable trail. This course will introduce basic trail design elements as well as processes…

North Country Trail Handbook
North Country Trail Handbook

The North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) extends for thousands of miles across seven states. Its layout, design, construction, and maintenance require the participation of a myriad of individuals and groups.

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Upcoming Trainings for Corridor Planning

Cultural Landscape Training Framework
American Trails
American Trails
Trail Skills Institute Module 4: Trail Design and Layout
Arizona Trail Association
Arizona Trail Association
Trail Skills Institute Module 4: Trail Design and Layout

April 06 - 07, 2024

Tucson, Arizona

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There are 45 trainers on TrailSkills
with Corridor Planning experience.


Daniel Whitaker

American River Parkway Foundation

Trainer Nonprofit

Carmichael, CA

Began on a trail crew with the Arizona Conservation Corps. We maintained trails in the Coronado…


Leanna Joyner

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Trainer Nonprofit

Asheville, NC

Leanna currently leads the development of systems, services, and protocols to support Appalachian…


Willie Bittner

Great Lakes Trailbuilders, LLC

Contractor Trainer Higher Education

La Crosse , WI

Willie Bittner started working on trails 25 years ago with the Wisconsin DNR and over the years he…


Mike Passo

American Trails

Contractor Trainer Nonprofit

Bellingham, WA

Mike Passo is the Executive Director of American Trails. Mike has also served as the Executive…


Jay Hoots

Hoots, Inc.

Contractor Trainer


JAY HOOTS – Hoots Ltd. Owner (2005 - Current) Qualifications: • Professional Bike Park / Trail…


Marc Hildesheim

Contractor Trainer Nonprofit

Vaughn, MT

Marc Hildesheim is a lifelong OHV enthusiasts who lives in Eastern Washington with his wife, three…

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Hire Workers

There are 159 profiles on TrailSkills
with Corridor Planning experience.


Vaike Haas

Trainer Higher Education

Morgantown, WV

I lead WVU's Sustainable Trails Curriculum, am a licensed landscape architect and Associate…


Mike Thomas


Salt Lake City, UT


Ryan Graig


Wenatchee, WA

As a Project Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, I use my expertise in trail maintenance,…


Joe Welke

USDA Forest Service


Bend, OR

I currently lead trail projects and supervise a 6 person, Forest-wide crew on the Deschutes…


Tim Farris


Jackson, WY

I am in charge of the Wilderness and Trails program for the Jackson Ranger District on the…


Tony Boone

Tony Boone Trails


Salida, CO

Tony has a Masters of Education in Outdoor Adventure Recreation and is a Board Member of the…

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Federal Highway Administration USDA Forest Service National Park Service Bureau of Land Management
American Trails Professional TrailBuilders Association Partnership for the National Trails System Northern Vermont University Northwest Arkansas Community College Eppley Institute Corps Network