2017 California Trails & Greenways



APRIL 19-20, 2017


Pre-Conference Workshops

Monterey Coastal Trail Hiking and Biking Tour

Walking Tour of the Proposed Fort Ord Rec Trail and Greenway 

Flow Trail Hiking and Mountain Biking 

Universal Trail Assessment Process & High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process Coordination

Educational Breakout Sessions

50 Years of National Trails in California

A Vision for Outdoor Recreation in California

Accessible Flood Zone Trails that Teach with Mobile Amenities

Antonelli Pond: A Nonprofits Quest for Security of an Open-Space

Community Led Trail Planning with Land Manager Agencies  

Core Concepts for Successful Federal Partnerships

Creating a Safety Culture for Trail Volunteers, Employees and the Public

Creating Inspiration and Tools to Fulfill a Vision

Designing Sustainable, Fun Trails - The "String Theory" Method

Harness Visitor Use Data to Empower Outdoor Experiences

Implementing the Santa Cruz County Coastal Rail Trail

Increasing Connectivity for Humans and Wildlife in an Urban Environment

Interpreting a Watershed: The Watershed Explorer Program

Key Planning Questions to address for Complex Projects

Lifting Small Boats – The Rise of Water Trails

Master Plans & Strategic Plan: Outreach leads to Results

More Than a Dream: 20 miles in 20 years

Old Money, New Money & How to Get Some!

Planning the La Brea Corridor Greenway Trail

Pocket Trails: Small Trails, Big Impact

Point Pinos – Trail Access vs. the Relentless Sea

Pop-up Trails: Demonstrating long-term value

Practical Lessons in Defensible Trail Project CEQA Compliance

Public-Private Partnerships: The Napa Valley Vine Trail

The Annadel Trail Project: Partnering with Youth

The Latest Trail Technology - Crowdsourcing, Maps, and Apps

The Statewide Hike and Bike Trail

The Trail to Successful Community Trail Planning

Tools for Strengthening Rural Communities through Trail Development

Trail Watch/Patrol Volunteers – Training (Visitor Contact Scenarios)

What is the Teen Trail Corps?

You Can Get There: Wayfinding Within and Beyond the Standards


Wednesday Night Keynote Address and Welcome

Congressman Sam Farr will provide the keynote address to discuss his efforts to conserve open space at Fort Ord, realize the completion of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail, and his on-going efforts to ensure trails and greenways for future generations of Californians! 




Thursday Plenary Lunch

Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC) has one-of-kind youth development programming that integrates literacy development with wilderness and outdoor adventure experiences. ARC alumnus and current Outreach Coordinator, Jesus Alejandre; ARC alumnus and current board member, Vera Reyes; and Executive Director, Sarah Ottley, will share their personal journeys through ARC and why their participation has transformed and empowered each of them. Their presentation will involve stories, photos, video and time for questions.


Thursday Awards Dinner Entertainment

There are good reasons why Monterey Bay is a center of marine biodiversity from its shoreline to the depths of the submarine canyons. And it is for this reason that Monterey Bay has become a center for marine research and education, with over a dozen marine science/education institutions around its shores. Steve Webster, retired Marine Biologist from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, will discuss what it is that makes this area special below the waves, and what users of the coastal trail in this area can appreciate, if not see, as they look seaward from our shoreline. And how how our marine communities are reacting to the reality of rapid climate change.


Sponsor, Donate, or Exhibit!

There are many ways you can support the event while promoting your company's products and services.  Consider sponsoring through a donation or cash, goods, or services, or simply promote your organization through an exhibit.  See the full range of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities here!

2017 Platinum and Gold Supporters

Alta Planning and Design
Alta creates active communities where bicycling and walking are safe, healthy, fun, and normal daily activities. We are committed to transforming communities one trip, one step, one street, park, trail, and intersection at a time.

California Trails and Greenways Foundation
CTGF are trail and greenway advocates working to create a strong coalition of non-motorized trail users in California. We assist with the annual trails conference, and offer a grants that supports trail projects.

Bureau of Land Management
The BLM authorizes renewable energy production, mining, grazing, timber harvesting and other uses while balancing conservation efforts to ensure our natural, recreational, historical and cultural resources are protected and available for future generations. 

Big Sur Land Trust
Big Sur Land Trust is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire love of land and conservation of our treasured landscapes.


2017 Silver Supporters

Open Space Authority Kurt Loheit EBRPD Valley Truck Tractor CCC State Coastal Conservancy sierra nevada conservancy Sea Otter Classic Santa Clara County Parks sutter equipment Cliff Bar


2017 Bronze Supporters

City of San Jose Ascent NCE-4C RRM Design USFS ventana sierra club Placeworks Trail People Easy2Hike
KTUA RRM Law BPSA Point Lobos Rincon Consultants Eco Counter SWECO

 Callander Associates


Brass and Copper Supporters

Delta Protection Commission

Mia Lehrer + Associates

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space


San Luis Obispo Parks, Open Space and Trails Foundation

The Trust for Public Land


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