2019 Core Conference

Tuesday, March 19 - Thursday, March 21, 2019


Sessions are still being added and finalized. This list was last updated on 12.28.2018.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS (1.25 hour sessions)

Art of Conscious Communications - Professional Development Series
Audrey Nelson, Nelson Communications

Basic Soil Mechanics for Trail Builders
Alex Man, Scatliff+Miller+Murray

Big trail projects = big community impact
Scott Linnenburger, Kay-Linn Enterprises 

Building Coalitions Through Consensus: Mediation and Interest-Based Negotiation Skills for Community Trail Planning
Evan Pilling, Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists

Clino Over Ego: Ten Observations On Creating Trails & Trail Destinations
Tony Boone, Tony Boone Trails, Inc.

Community Trails Accomplished Through Collaborative Partnership
Clifford Kipp, MT Conservation Corps, Greg Gunderson; President, Forestoration. Pete Costain; President, Terraflow Trail Systems. Alan Myers-Davis; Director of Development, Whitefish Legacy Partners

Creating Success for the 80%
Steven Ovitt, Wilderness Property Management Inc. / WPM Trails  

Dealing with Difficult People - Professional Development Series
Audrey Nelson, Nelson Communications 

GIS for trails
Emilie Young Vigneault, Analyst, Sentiers Boréals 

Learnings from constructing the High Rockies Trail, and 80 km multi-use trail
Matt Hadley, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

Mechanized Trail Equipment, what's new  ( what's in your Inventory)
Cam Lockwood, Trails Unlimited LLC 

Planning and Development of Sustainable Urban Bike Parks (Pro-Panel Q&A)
Tim Babcock, Bike Park Development Manager, Progressive Bike Ramps

Pumptrack 2.0
Jerome Pelland, Sentiers Boreals

Recreation Infrastructure for Climbing Areas
Julia Geisler, Salt Lake Climbers Alliance, Ty Tyler, Stewardship Director, Access Fund

Safe and Effective Use of Preserved Wood in Trail Building
Butch Bernhardt, Sr. Program Manager, Western Wood Preservers Institute 

Sustainable Trails 101
Jon Underwood, Happy Trails, Inc.

 Technology and Trails - Using Drones for Trail Planning in the North Fruita Desert (18 Road)
Jon Altschuld, Chinook Landscape Architecture, LLC and Tony Boone, Tony Boone Trails, Inc 

The Nature of Trail Aesthetics
Troy Scott Parker, Natureshape LLC 

Tools for Trails
Jerome Pelland, Sentiers Boreals 

Trail Safety and Tailgate Safety Talk for Trail  Crews.
Robert Fina, Martha Becton, PATC

Trails and the new CCC: Corps, Community, Collaboration
Jono McKinney, President and CEO, Montana  Conservation Corps, Amy Sovocol, Chief External Affairs Officer, Conservation Legacy; Jeff Roberts, Director, Western Colorado Conservation Corps; Scott Segerstrom, Executive Director, Colorado Youth Corps Association

What Do We Know Right Now About the Economic Value of Trails?
John Copeland, Black Earth Trail Company 

What mountain bikers want to ride: Current social science research in mountain biker motivations, preferences, and identity.
Samuel Dobrozsi, Master's Student, Clemson University 

Why Partner with Volunteer Stewardship Organizations and How to Do It
Anna Zawisza, Director of Community Relations & Strategic Partnerships, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Dan Williams, Associate Director of Statewide Stewardship, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

Women in Trailbuilding Forum
Facilitated by Audrey Nelson, Nelson Communications 

SEMINAR SESSIONS (3 hours - in depth sessions during the core conference)

Trail Contracting Preparation
Mike Shields, Michael D. Shields Consulting 

Field Contract Administration
Mike Shields, Michael D. Shields Consulting

 Assessing Accessibility throughout the Park—The Developed Outdoor Recreation Assessment Process (DORAP)
Peter Axelson, Beneficial Designs 

Optimizing Trailforks as Trail Builder
Brent Hillier, Community Manager at Trailforks