Communicating the Benefits of Trails

Start Date
01/11/2018
End Date
01/10/2020
Description
American Trails will present this Webinar on January 11, 2018. Presented by Megan Lawson and Kelly Pohl, with Headwaters Economics. This webinar will introduce attendees to free resources designed to help them communicate the legal issues surrounding trails, as well as the best research on the potential benefits from different types of trails.

Prior to developing trails, trail managers frequently are asked to address liability concerns of public and private landowners, as well as to justify investments in developing and maintaining trails. The purpose of this webinar is to introduce attendees to free resources designed to help them communicate the legal issues surrounding trails, as well as the best research on the potential benefits from different types of trails. These benefits include economic, public health, property value, and tax revenue benefits, as well as qualitative trail user preference research.

The webinar also will provide an introduction to how to use the free Trails Benefits Library, which allows users to access more than 120 trail studies across rural and urban communities in the U.S. and across many user and trail types.

The presentation will introduce attendees to relevant concepts in liability and legal concerns, economics, public health, and survey research. No prior expertise in these fields is required.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Development Trends
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.25
Learning Outcomes
PRESENTATION LEARNING OUTCOMES

- Understand the basic factors associated with trail construction cost estimates.

- Identify the risks and uncertainties in cost estimating.

- Learn one methodology for systematically categorizing trail construction cost elements.
Instructors
Megan Lawson and Kelly Pohl with Headwaters Economics
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Course Codes
Provider
American Trails


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