Trail Presentations

Over the years I have had the opportunity to make trail presentations at various conferences, symposiums, and workshops. For many of them I did not put together Powerpoints. These are a few of the Powerpoints that I put together over the years.

1995 SC Rails-to-Trails presentation

We moved back to South Carolina in 1995 so I could take on the job of the State’s first Trails Coordinator working for the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. While in Arizona I was involved with National Trails Day so first thing I did was put together a workshop and trail event for National Trails Day – the first Saturday of June. My first event was focused on rail trails. I don’t have the Powerpoint, but I had copies of the slides which I scanned. 1995 SC Rails-to-Trails presentation

1996 SC State Trails Program presentation


1998 Why You Need a Trails Website presentation

In January, 1998 we flew to San Diego, CA to attend the International Trails & Greenways Conference put on by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC).  For a few years there the American Trails Symposium was one year and the next was International Trails & Greenways Conference. The American Trails Board would have one of there meeting in conjunction with these conferences.  I attended the Board meeting and I also taught a workshop on why trail programs needed a website. When I took the job as South Carolina’s first trails coordinator in 1995 I set about building a website. Turns out we were the first state trails program to have one. I made this same presentation at a few other trails conferences. 1998 Why You Need a Trails Website presentation

2001 A Regional Network of Trails for the Mid-Atlantic States presentation – Mid-Atlantic Governor’s Conference on Greenways Blueways & Green Infrastructure, Arlington, VA

2008 Virginia Governor’s Conference on Greenways, Blueways and Trails presentation – Richmond, VA

I was the Trails Manager for the National Forests in Florida at the time of this presentation in 2008. I was asked to enlighten attendees on the USDA Forest Service inventory and budget processes.

2011 IMBA-SORBA workshop presentation- Brevard, NC


2012 Arizona Trail Completion Celebration presentation – Phoenix, AZ


2012 IMBA-SORBA Tallahassee, FL Chapter presentation