California Trails and Greenways Conference
Registration is now open!
30th ANNUAL CALIFORNIA TRAILS & GREENWAYS CONFERENCE
April 22-24, 2015
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About the Conference
For more information on the Conference Proceedings, Visit our Registration Site!
The California Trails and Greenways Conference Awards acknowledge and show appreciation for worthy individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses that, through their hard work, integrity and social responsibility, have made outstanding contributions to promote, enhance or expand public awareness and use of trails and greenways in California during the year.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - Opening Keynote Speaker
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Evening Entertainment - Dinner
Friday, April 24, 2015 - Plenary Speaker
Friday, April 24, 2015 - Closing Plenary
Want to plan your conference trip? Click here for information on activities and entertainment options during your stay with us at the Tenaya Lodge.
Click here for a calendar of programs at Yosemite
Yosemite Activity Guide: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/guide.htm
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite (Click photo to go to their Web site)
“Building Connections: Enhancing the Links between Communities and Trails”
• Preserving wilderness trails while introducing people to the magic of the outdoors
• Ensuring healthy ecosystems within open space through sustainable trail design
• Creating access and enhancing opportunities for trail use
• Building stronger communities while promoting active and healthy lifestyles by connecting people and places through trails
• Ensuring advocacy and protection of trails among the next generation of stewards
• Reconnecting children to nature through trails
• Improving the environmental and social health of communities through alternative transportation options
• Boosting local economies through local desirability and the promotion of trails as a tourist attraction
• Emphasizing regional thinking through community partnerships
The California Trails & Greenways Conference provides trail professionals, advocates, volunteers and users with a venue for sharing practical, up-to-date trail management and advocacy skills; as well as a forum for networking and building support for accessible, inter-connected, and sustainable non-motorized trail systems. Since 1985, this investment of knowledge by California State Parks and the California Trails Conference Foundation has helped ensure trail stewardship and leadership for generations to come.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
Ninety-five percent of past participants said the conference met or exceeded their expectations. Attendees included representatives from public agencies (51%), trail advocacy organizations (38%), and trails-related businesses (9%). That's proof that even in really tough budget years agencies and not-for-profit organizations find this training invaluable!
Conference Award Winners 2008-2014
Concurrent sessions offering 28 educational sessions in effective trail program management and funding opportunities.
Networking opportunities linking trail leaders in the community and government so they can partner to solve the most difficult issues. Need a professional trail mentor? Join us!
Workshops provide hands-on learning opportunities with the latest technologies for trail development and maintenance.
Pre-Conference Workshops - April 22nd:
Mariposa Grove Trail Study
UTAP & HETAP
Horses & Trails Helping Heroes (Horse rental and ride optional)
Yosemite Valley Tour
Post-Conference Workshop - April 24th (no fee):
Becoming Compliant with Accessibility - Guidelines for Outdoor Areas
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For information about Exhibit Opportunities, click here
The Conference happens because of you. Trail leaders from throughout the state contribute generously to our success and reap benefits for years to come. Don’t miss these opportunities to be more visible:
Sponsoring the conference supports the trails community while promoting your business, non-profit or agency. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Emily Williams, Executive Director with the California Trails Conference Foundation: (530) 562-7224 or click on this link: Becoming A Sponsor.
PURPOSE and HISTORY
The interactive conference forum meets California State Parks mandate under the Public Resources Code 5070.5 by providing:
Training trail professionals and community leaders advances the following state and federal programs:
For more information on the purpose and history of the California Trails & Greenways Conference, click here.
For information on past conferences, including links to plenary and educational sessions, click here.