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2004 State Trail Administrators Meeting

A Special Thanks to Our Speakers

Dr. Bruce E. Lord
Dr. Lord, a Senior Research Assistant with the School of Forest Resources at The Pennsylvania State University, generously donated his time to present a recently released comprehensive ATV Study entitled Pennsylvania's ATV Riders and their Needs (bottom of list).

Tread Lightly!
Monica Clay from Tread Lightly! discussed the Tread TrainerTM course which is designed to produce instructors of the Tread Lightly! ethic. She also encouraged us to understand and promote the 10 Ways to Utilize Tread Lightly! to Help Educate the Public in Recreation.

IMBA
Aaryn Kay and Scott Linnenberger introduced IMBA Trailbuilding Schools which are designed to provide professional and volunteer trailworkers valuable training opportunities.

Final Attendance List

Organized by the National Association of State Trail Administrators
and the Federal Highway Administration

Stuart Macdonald, National Association of State Trail Administrators (NASTA) and Christopher Douwes, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) opened the meeting by welcoming the participants and providing an overview of our meeting agenda and goals. The participants introduced themselves and gave a brief background of their local issues and personal goals for the meeting. Some States were not able to attend because out-of-State travel restrictions.

Resources

2005 State Trail Administrators Meeting
We are already preparing for our meeting in 2005 hosted by the Delaware Greenway and Trail Program. Keep track of related details and PLEASE don't forget to return your 2004 evaluations forms!

National Trails Symposium Documents


STAM 2005 - September 21-22, 2005
Hosted by the Delaware Greenway and Trail Program, Park Resource Office

Susan Moerschel and David Bartoo, Delaware State Parks, invite the State Trail Administrators to meet on September 21-22, 2005, at White Clay Creek State Park, Newark, DE. Delaware would like a tentative headcount for this meeting. Please contact jonathan.leclere@fhwa.dot.gov by November 30, 2004, if you think you will attend the 2005 STAM.

Delaware will host the meeting, partnering with a local trail organization and possibly the International Mountain Bicycling Association. It is envisioned that we will have a one-day administrative meeting followed by day of field training. We will experience on-the-ground trail construction and maintenance with both machines and hand tools. Choices will be offered for hiking and mountain biking the 40+ miles of trail in White Clay Creek State Park. See the Park map, move mouse over the park boundary and click to get a detailed map. Also see the Newark bike map.

Newark is located where Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland meet, and home of the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu/). Newark's Main Street is a happening place offering variety of restaurants and shops. Newark is close to Wilmington and Philadelphia, and Baltimore isn't too far south. Amtrak and SEPTA have rail service to Newark, Wilmington, and Philadelphia.

We'll provide more details at www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/events/stam_2005/ as we develop them.

Updated: 02/12/2014
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