Partnership and Collaboration

Skill Definition

Demonstrate awareness of the capabilities of both (1) one's own agency/organization as well as (2) partners. Develop the capacity to work with a variety of user groups and partners to identify and promote various interests related to trails.


Resources for Partnership and Collaboration:

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Trail Skills Training Library

Recorded Trainings for Partnership and Collaboration

The Trail Partnership Research Project
The Trail Partnership Research Project

This webinar reviews the findings from a study with the Forest Service and National Park Service discussing the factors that make partnerships more or less successful and provides recommendations to improve current and future partnerships.

Indigenous Placemaking Along Trails
Indigenous Placemaking Along Trails

Learn how indigenous operators have used trails to showcase traditional cultural experiences, ancient canoe routes, traditional culinary experiences, indigenous storytelling, along with many more.

The Trail Research Hub
The Trail Research Hub

Learn more about The Trail Research Hub that aims to grow trail-based research and evidence-based practice to support the professionalization of the Canadian trails sector.


Further Education

Training Programs for Partnership and Collaboration

IMBA Trail Solutions Advanced Trail Building School
IMBA Trail Solutions Advanced Trail Building School

Partner with IMBA Trail Solutions and create with confidence. By deploying a complete range of skills–including visioning, detailed design, professional construction, and training for stewardship–our comprehensive approach saves resources.

Sustainable Trails Development
Sustainable Trails Development

The Sustainable Trails curriculum welcomes students from various fields who are interested in trails development, programming and management, as well as design.

Advancing Trails Webinar Series
Advancing Trails Webinar Series

American Trails brings agencies, trail builders, planners, architects, advocates, and volunteers the latest in state-of-the-art information on all aspects of trails and greenways. Our webinars focus on a variety of trail topics, usually applicable…

Training Calendar

Upcoming Trainings for Partnership and Collaboration

Hand Built Trails - Intermediate 3 day Intensive
McDowell Tech Community College
McDowell Tech Community College
Hand Built Trails - Intermediate 3 day Intensive

July 24 - 26, 2024

Old Fort, North Carolina

Indigenous Placemaking Along Trails
American Trails
American Trails
Facilitation Training for Consensus That Works
The Harbinger Consultancy
The Harbinger Consultancy
Tell the Economic Story of Your Conserved Lands and Trails Without Hiring an Economist
The Harbinger Consultancy
The Harbinger Consultancy
Great Lakes Outdoor Summit
Duluth Area Outdoor Alliance
Duluth Area Outdoor Alliance
Great Lakes Outdoor Summit

October 24 - 26, 2024

Duluth, Minnesota

Do-It-Yourself Trail User Research You Can Start Right Away
The Harbinger Consultancy
The Harbinger Consultancy
Creative Placemaking Deep Dive: Moving from Ideas to Community Impact
The Harbinger Consultancy
The Harbinger Consultancy

Custom Trainings

There are 51 trainers on TrailSkills
with Partnership and Collaboration experience

Hire Workers

There are 182 users on TrailSkills
with Partnership and Collaboration experience

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Trail Skills Collaborators
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