The State Trail Administrators Meeting is for State trail administrators and Federal agency personnel who are involved with statewide or national trail programs.
National Recreation Trails Update
Steve Elkinton, National Park Service (NPS); Stuart Macdonald, NASTA
Update on the National Trails System
America's Great Outdoors, watertrails and blueways, current issues on National Scenic and Historic Trails.
Update on Accessibility Guidelines for Trails, Other Power Driven Mobility Devices, Shared Use Paths, Public Rights-of-Way.
Discussion: Federal-aid Highway Program Authorization
Christopher Douwes, FHWA; Nonprofit Trail Organization viewpoint: Christine Jourdain, American Council of Snowmobile Associations
Topics include: Applicability to RTP. Update on developing local, regional, and statewide livability programs. Urban vs. rural issues.
Plenary Session: RTP Project Administration
Funding Issues: Unspent Funds, Rescissions, Unobligated Balances, Completing Projects, Performance Measures
Plenary Session: Training Update
Trails Training Survey, Accessibility Training (US Forest Service), Available Courses, etc.
Trail Mapping: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Google Trail Maps, State Trail Mapping, Trail User Group or Association Mapping.
How to integrate availability of information and put together a one-stop shopping tool for users and land managers. Using maps to track trail conditions and availability. Coordinating user feedback, State field staff, and maintenance crews.
Generating Support for Trails
Case studies and measures to increase stakeholder interest and stakeholder participation. (Jean Lacher, CA)
Alternative and Coordinated Funding Sources for Trails
Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), Transportation Enhancement Activities (TE), Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, Livability Initiative, State Funds, Corporate and Foundation Funds, etc.
OHV / Motorized / Snowmobile Trails
Successes, Challenges, Requirements
General Q&A / Stump the Fed / General Discussion
Performance Measures Database, RTP Database, Administrative Issues, Session topics to consider for STAM 2012 (Measuring trail use, others?)