The 2018 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference will be held at The Desmond Hotel in Chester County from April 12-14. This year’s conference offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for people engaged in trail-related work. Below is a selection of available courses. Register online before February 12 to receive a 15% discount.
As our population ages, a growing number of people will face limits to their outdoor recreational activities. In addition, regardless of age, many people can face health issues or disabilities. But these challenges do not mean a reduction in the interest in nature, wildlife, physical exercise and recreation; the limits do mean an increased challenge to those planning and managing trail experiences. Planning and managing universal access trails requires adherence to specific design parameters; so too does designing and building for sustainability. Not surprisingly, principles of universal design also encourage sustainable practices. This session will provide a high-level overview of best management practices when implementing universal access on one or more of your organization’s trails. Emphasis will be on developing practicable strategies for universal access and examples of trail projects in PA and MD.