California Trails & Greenways 2021

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Our Response to COVID

Given the uncertainty created by the on-going pandemic, we are working on a variety of alternatives to the traditional in-person California Trails and Greenways event should we be unable to meet in person in 2021. Therefore, we are gathering workshop and session proposals and trail award nominations for presentation in whatever format – in person or virtually - that is determined to be safe to use. Currently California Trails and Greenways 2021 is scheduled to be held in Modesto between April 14th - 16th.

If you submitted a workshop or session proposal for 2020 and would like to be considered for 2021, you may re-submit your original proposal as is.

Call for Workshop Proposals - EXTENDED - DUE DECEMBER 7, 2020

Proposals for day-long and half-day workshops are now being accepted. Pre-conference workshops are generally day-long events providing hands-on or field learning experiences. Proposals may include any of the full range of topics and skills required to plan, construct, manage and interpret trails. Pre-conference workshops offered at past conferences can be reviewed in our archives.

As part of your workshop, please plan to implement appropriate health and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID. To assist in maintaining social distances, participants will be asked to provide their own transportation to the start of the workshop.  Download the application materials here.  Workshop proposals are due December 7, 2020.

Call for Session Proposals - DUE DEC. 7, 2020

Educational break-out sessions cover the full range of trail and greenway topics. Please note that the sessions are highly competitive and only well-developed and highly relevant proposals presented by qualified experts will be accepted. Past sessions can be reviewed in our archivesDownload the complete application package hereSession proposals are DUE DECEMBER 7, 2020.

Call for Award Nominations - Due January 11, 2021

We are now accepting nominations for outstanding trails and greenways projects, programs, and people!  The Awards Committee seeks nominees for recognition during California Trails & Greenways 2021 - to be held either in-person or virtually. This program is an opportunity to bring acknowledgement and appreciation to the 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 calendar year 2020. Download the application materials today!  A list of previous winners can be dowloadedNominations are due JANUARY 11, 2021!

About California Trails & Greenways

California Trails & Greenways provides high-quality education and networking opportunities for urban, rural, and backcountry trail professionals. Join leading trail experts for training and discussions on the latest advances in trail design, construction, maintenance, interpretation, volunteerism, and management. Explore new, collaborative opportunities and engage in productive, meaningful, and inspiring dialog.

California Trails & Greenways provides opportunities to:

- Network with and talk directly to California's leading trail experts;
- Collaborate with and find new partners to build support for trail endeavors;
- Learn a full range of trail management, design, and construction topics in high-quality, innovative sessions;
- Experience hands-on learning through day-long field workshops;
- Explore exhibits featuring innovative trail-related products and services;
- Strengthen your ability to effectively design, build, manage and promote California's trails;
- Be inspired through keynote and plenary speakers and innovative trail projects throughout the state.

All activities are designed to increase the knowledge of trail, recreation and wild land management to improve non-motorized, recreational and heritage trail systems and programs throughout California.

This training by California State Parks and the California Trails Conference Foundation helps ensure effective trail stewardship for generations to come.

California Trails Conference Foundation

The California Trails Conference Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit organization that assists with the planning and operation of California Trails & Greenways, and serves as the event’s fiscal agent. All funds raised by the California Trails Conference Foundation are applied directly to event costs.