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2012 Trails and Greenways Conference

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE 27TH CALIFORNIA TRAILS & GREENWAYS CONFERENCE ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL EVER!


PURPOSE
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, sustainable non-motorized trail systems. For 27 years, 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. More on the Conference Purpose and History will be available soon.

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WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND NEXT YEAR?
The conference is highly productive: 95% of 2011 attendees reported that their reasons for attending the Conference were satisfied. These attendees were almost evenly split between public agencies, and representatives of trail advocacy organizations. That's proof that, even in really tough budget years, agencies and not-for-profit organizations find this training invaluable!   Expect:
Concurrent sessions offering valuable lessons in effective trail program management that stretches public dollars further. Learn about successful strategies and funding mechanisms that can help your trails prosper.
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 providing hands-on learning opportunities not available elsewhere. Explore and discuss solutions that are working now. Learn how others have addressed the same on-the-ground challenges you face.



Our 2012 ENGAGING KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Ed Begley, Jr.

Bob Searns

PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Trails Use Change
By Steve Musillami & Karl Knapp

Designing and Building Stone Arched Bridges
By Zachi Anderson

Los Angeles River Tour: How Revitalization is Returning the People to the River
By Carol S. Armstrong, Sean Woods and Shelly Backlar

Park to Playa Bike Tour
By Joan Cardellino and Marcel Wilson

GIS & GPS Data Acquisition for Trails Information
By Paul Veisze and Dave Everett

Sessions

Assessing Paved Trails for Compliance with Standards and Best Practices
Back to School at Trail Skills College
Benefits of Organizing the Backbone Trek
Building a Volunteer Trail Maintenance Program
Beyond Conventional Trail Design
Change: Make it Work for You
Community Involvement in Trails Planning_Susan Harden
Designing Fun Sustainable Trails

Developing an Adopt-A-Trail Program
From Vision to Project, A Regional Perspective
Hybrid Vigor Puente Hills
I've Seen Fire and I've Seen Rain
Irvine Ranch Conservancy
Keys to Securing Funds for Your Trail Project
Los Angeles River Revitalization
Navigating Los Angeles County Trails_A New Trails Manual
Navigating from Closed to Waterworks Projects
Navigating Radical Change
Non-Traditional Volunteers
Park to Playa Trail
The Santa Ana River Trail and Parkway
The Trails Conference
The Future Need Not Suck
The Wildlands ConservancyThink Nationally, Act Locally to Build Public Awareness
Trail Project Collaboration A Path to Success
Trails Conference Hybrid Vigor
Tree People
Urban Trails
Volunteer Trails and Open Space Program