2007 California Trails & Greenways

The 2007 Trails and Greenways Conference was a great success with nearly 200 attendees! The Conference was held Thursday, May 10 thru Saturday, May 12 at the Lake Natoma Inn located in Folsom, California.

The theme, "Building Knowledge, Building Trails", emphasized management of and resources for both urban and backcountry trails by hosting several workshops and educational session, listed below.

Thank you to the Recreational Trail Conference Foundation and California State Parks staff for all of their hard work. Also, we would like to thank our major sponsors for contributing to this year’s conference. We could not have done it with out their help. Thank You!

International Mountain Biking Association – IMBA
California State Parks Foundation
California Trails & Greenways Foundation
Recreational Trails Conference Foundation
U.S. TrailMaps

Pre-conference Workshops Included:
Designing, Building & Maintaining Trails is Wet Areas
Folsom Bridge Showcase
Trail Mapping with GPS

Educational Sessions Included:
Boating Trails: Making Them Happen

How Much Will That Trail Cost?
I Hear That Train Whistle Blowin’, Can I Still Get My Railtrail?
How to Work with Elected Officials
Developing Recreational Trail Opportunities
Projecting Trail Use Impact-Methods & Results
I Can Find the Starbucks but Not the Trailhead!
Volunteer Programs and Events & Recruiting and Retaining Trail Volunteers Using Interpretation

Integrating Public Access with Salt Works
Practical GIS and GPS for Trail Planning
Successful Trail Coalitions-A United Effort
Trail Users Caucus-Finding Common Ground (Participant List)
Standardization of Volunteer Crew Leader Training: Cross-certification and Volunteer Mobility
How to Use the Press to Your Benefit
Healthy Trails, Healthy Funding

Plenary Sessions Included:

Accessible Trail Planning, Design & Construction
The American River Parkway & Beyond

The 2007 Conference showcased keynote speaker Paul McHugh, the Trails and Greenways Conference Award Ceremony, and entertainer Walkin’ Jim Stoltz.