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Trails are Common Ground webinar
September 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
National Campaign to Reduce Conflict, Promote Respect, and Increase Diversity on Our Trails
This webinar will dive into the goals and future of this new national initiative, invite broad participation, and identify how you and your organizations/agencies can build the momentum.
- David Wiens, Executive Director, International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
- Randy Rasmussen, Director of Public Lands and Recreation, Back Country Horsemen of America
Conflicts among trail users are rising which threatens trail experiences and access. The emerging Trails Are Common Ground initiative addresses user mindset and behavior and will address how trails are designed and managed for the future. The desired outcome is the initiation that builds momentum leading to wonderfully positive and enjoyable trail experiences for all. This national awareness campaign elevates the importance of responsible use and amplifies existing and emerging user-specific and regional campaigns to reach all trail users. It unifies the voices and knowledge of key users, advocacy organizations, and those capable of reaching current, new, and future users that no voice or organization can accomplish alone. This webinar will dive into the goals and future of this new national initiative, invite broad participation, and identify how you and your organizations/agencies can build the momentum.
Following the presentation, the panelist will respond to questions from webinar participants.
- Understand the Trails Are Common Ground initiative’s goals and timeline.
- Discover how individuals, organizations, and agencies can participate in spreading the word and amplifying the messaging in order to change behaviors on our trails.
- Understand how future phases of this initiative can help to develop and organize future trail planning and design efforts that mitigate the trends of increasing user conflict for all trail user types (equestrian, pedestrian, biking, adaptive, motorized, etc.).