2008 Trails and Greenways Conference
Keynote Speaker Keynote Speaker
Author Richard Louv Conservationist Joan Embery
The 2008 California Trails & Greenways Conference was held May 29th-31st at the Bahia Hotel & Resort located on Mission Bay, San Diego.
Here was the schedule and session descriptions from the 2008 Conference!
Session Schedule (36kb, pdf)
We were very pleased to have two renown speakers: The author of the book "Last Child in the Woods" Richard Louv, and Wildlife Conservationist Joan Embery. For more information on the speakers, check out their following bios. You may click on their photos above to access their webpages.
Richard Louv (90kb, pdf)
Joan Embery (53kb, pdf)
There were three day-long workshops held on Thursday, May 29th. Workshops are a great way to get hands-on experience and to kick off the Conference. Don't miss out on these excellent training opportunities next year. Following is more information on the pre-conference workshops.
Beyond Rules and Regulations: Trail Signs that Enhance User Experience and Effectively Get Your Messages Out (79kb, pdf)
Materials & Processes of Outdoor Signs (1 kb .pdf)
Cost Estimating for Trail Maintenance Budgeting (119kb, pdf)
Trail Maintenance Budget Worksheet (.847kb, xls)
Partnerships in Planning and Developing River Parks (195kb, pdf)
Concurrent Session Presentations (when available) may be viewed by clicking on the links below:
Funding Trail Projects with Grants (1.4mb .pdf)
California Riding & Hiking Trail; Revitalizing an Historic Trail in San Diego County
Getting Kids Back on the Nature Trail
Outdoor Youth Connection
Evaluating Trails for Change in Use (1.1mb .pdf)
Connecting Communities: The San Diego River Parkway
Managing Multi-use Trails
Coastal Trail Planning Near Agricultural Lands
Experience Trails Beyond the Destination
California Trail Days—Planning a Great Trail Event (2.5 mb .pdf)
Creating Kid-Friendly Trails & Serving Diverse
Youth: A Model for Future Youth Experiences with Natural Areas
Building Multi-Jurisdictional Consensus for Regional Trails (2.4mb .pdf)
Creating a Trail Training Film
The California Coastal Trail—Shaping the Solution (1.4mb .pdf)
Updating the California Recreational Trails Plan (1.2mb .pdf) and Regional Trails draft list (30kb .pdf)
Dreaming Big. How Congress Can Help Us Create World Class Bike/Pedestrian/Trail Networks—The 2010 Campaign for Active Transportation (1.9mb .pdf)