Visitor Use Management and Monitoring

Visitor Use Management and Monitoring Skill Definition:

Manage trails for a variety of uses and visitor experiences while meeting trail objectives. Monitor use to evaluate the trail experience (i.e., "Does the trail meet visitor expectations and agency/org. mission?").

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Upcoming trainings for Visitor Use Management and Monitoring

2023 SC BikeWalkTrails Summit
Palmetto Cycling Coalition
Palmetto Cycling Coalition
2023 SC BikeWalkTrails Summit

June 08, 2023

Newberry, South Carolina

Helping Wheelchair Hikers Find Hiking Trails
American Trails
American Trails
Visitor Use Management Workshop
Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
Visitor Use Management Workshop

August 15 - 17, 2023

Custom Trainings

Here's a list of Trainers with Visitor Use Management and Monitoring experience:


Galeo Saintz

Contractor Trainer Nonprofit

Plettenberg Bay,

Galeo Saintz is the co-founder of South Africa’s two longest trail initiatives. For 10 years he…


Brooke Scatchard


Contractor Trainer

Morristown, Vt

Brooke’s many years of experience in planning, building, and riding mountain bike trails provide a…


steve schneider

Trainer Agency Corps Nonprofit Higher Education

Springdale, Ar

Over 20 years as trail steward [non-profit board] IMBA Regional Director [SE Region] Rogue Trails…


steve Schneider

Rogue Trails

Contractor Trainer

Springdale, Ar

Former Health Care [Surgery] employee, CPR/First Aid educater for 25 years. Over 20 years as trail…


Charlotte Staats

Adirondack Mountain Club

Contractor Trainer Nonprofit

Lake Placid, Ny

I am a seasoned trail builder who has worked on trails in New York State since 2015. I've worked…


Jed Talbot

OBP Trailworks, LLC

Contractor Trainer

Turner, Me

Jed Talbot is the owner of OBP Trailworks, LLC, a Maine based company that designs, builds, and…


Trail Workers with Visitor Use Management and Monitoring Experience


Sara Gatewood

Dirt Artisans


Crescent Springs, Ky

Sara Gatewood Administrative Officer Covington, KY With a decade of experience doing volunteer…


Joe Gibson

National Park Service


Ryan Graig


Wenatchee, Wa

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


Sara Gress

Wood River Trails Coalition


Hailey, Id

Worked as a seasonal trail crew member for three years on the Sawtooth National Forest - Ketchum…


Neal Hamilton

South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism


Columbia, Sc

The South Carolina Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) operates the central trails…


Lisa Heigh


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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