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2008 State Trail Administrators Meeting

Agenda

Organized by the Florida Office of Greenways and Trails,
National Association of State Trail Administrators,
and the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program

Agenda

Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Theme: Recreational Trails Program Administration

8:00
STAM Registration/Continental breakfast
8:55-9:10
Welcome, Overview of Agenda and Workshop
Alex Weiss, Florida Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT), Stuart Macdonald, National Association of State Trail Administrators (NASTA) and American Trails; Christopher Douwes, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
9:15-10:30
Introductions / Show and Tell
States will share experiences on projects and trails issues. [States should submit special presentations].
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-12:00
Discussion: Federal Transportation Authorization: FY 2010 and Beyond, facilitated by Christopher Douwes, FHWA
Discussion of legislative proposals, policies, and programs: Recreational Trails Program (RTP), Transportation Enhancement (TE) Activities, National Scenic Byways Program, etc.
12:00-1:15
LUNCH (Provided)
1:15-2:30
RTP Questions & Answers, facilitated by Christopher Douwes
Discussion on RTP related issues, policies, project eligibility, etc.
2:30-2:45
Break
2:45-3:45
Plenary Session - Challenges for State Programs
Staffing, State budget cuts, effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), what happens if the RTP is not included in the next authorization. Discussion question: what is your biggest challenge and how are you facing it?
3:45-4:00
Break
4:00-5:00
Plenary Session - Best Practices
Stewardship and Oversight Plans, Memorandums of Understanding for Categorical Exclusions and other NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) documentation, Advisory Committee Management. See www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/guidance/state_practices/.
5:30
Optional Evening Mobile Workshop
Mobile workshop to RTP funded project (Walk and Talk) ~ Walk the University of Florida campus on the new 1.5 miles of Flexi-Pave surfaced trail. Gainesville is also known as one of the top bicycling communities in the country, so bring a bike if you'd like.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

8:00
Continental breakfast
9:00-10:00
Recreational Trails Program Database
Local and National Trail Project Databases Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) Database, Trail Data Standardization, Project Information Availability, Importance of Information Sharing. How are States making RTP information available? How can we work together to provide RTP project data each year for an improved database? What should be the Performance Measures?
10:00-10:30
Break
10:30-12:00
Plenary Session - OHV Project Development, facilitated by Laurie Giannotti (CT), Stephen Lecco (BEC), Jim Schmid (USFS)
Feasibility Studies, Assessments, Planning, Design, Implementation, Partnership, Lessons Learned
12:00-1:30
LUNCH (Provided)
1:30-3:00
Discussion Topic: Plenary Session, facilitated by Stuart Macdonald
State Trail Conferences / Continuing Education / Trails Training
Innovative Communication Technologies; Teleconferences, Webinars, etc.,
3:00-3:30
Break
3:30-5:00
Discussion Topic: Plenary Session
Stump the Fed!
5:30
Optional Evening Mobile Workshop
Mobile workshop to RTP funded project (Walk and Talk) ~ Paynes Prairie State Preserve State Park / Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

Thursday, July 9, 2008

8:00-5:00
Mobile Workshops (check website for exact starting times)
See www.southeasternequestriantrails.com/.

Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, 2009

Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference
See www.southeasternequestriantrails.com/.

Updated: 10/10/2014
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