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Draft Agenda

April 17-19, 2013

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Near Fountain Hills, Mesa,
and Scottsdale, Arizona

DRAFT Agenda

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

2:30pm-5:00pm Joint Session: National Trails Training Partnership (NTTP): Representatives from Federal land management agencies meet to discuss national training priorities. State Trail Administrators are encouraged to join the discussion and help shape the future of national trail training priorities. (Using Education funds)
6:00-8:30 Walk and Talk: Optional
One Mile walk and talk to We-Ko-Pa Grille. (Dinner on your own-cash only)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

8:00am-8:45am STAM Registration
8:45-9:00 Welcome, Overview of Agenda and Workshop, Stuart Macdonald, National Association of State Trail Administrators (NASTA); Christopher Douwes, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
9:00-9:15 Tread Lightly! Tread Trainer Program, Jason Ketterick, Tread Lightly!
9:15-10:15 Introductions / Show and Tell
States will each have up to 2-3 minutes to introduce themselves and promote the successes of their State program.
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Plenary Session: MAP-21 Authorization and the RTP, Christopher Douwes
A general open discussion session focusing on legislative program changes and how this affects program management. What's different and what stays the same. The Coalition for Recreational Trails will participate toward the end of this discussion.
12:00pm-1:15pm LUNCH
1:15-2:15 Financial Administration / Project Eligibility / Closing out Projects, Ronda Pratt, South Carolina
Managing unspent funds, working with FHWA Division offices, Equipment purchases
2:15-2:45 BREAK
2:45-4:15 RTP Database / Data Collection / Information Sharing, Pam Gluck, Stuart Macdonald, and Jonathan LeClere
Topics include: Data collection methodologies for the States, overview of new database (goals and issues), use of tool for information sharing and / or statistical analysis, what a 2-year extension (MAP-21) means for the RTP program.
4:15-5:00 Working with Federal and State Officials to Improve Project Delivery and Recognize Successful Programs and Projects, Laurie Gianotti (CT), Stuart Macdonald (NASTA)
Project Review Process. Award and Recognition programs.

Friday, April 19, 2013

8:00-8:30 Open Discussion
8:30-9:15 Using Technology to Manage Grant Applications, Beth Shumate, MT
Discussion using Montana's online grant management system as an example.
9:15-10:15 Clean Water Act (wetland permitting). NEPA. The RTP Environmental Review process, Bob Richards, TN, Brigit Brown, WI
Categorical Exclusions, Memorandums of Understanding, Programmatic Agreements, and other examples of successful Environmental Review processes.
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:45 Stump the Fed / General Q and A Discussion, Christopher Douwes
Topics include: Administrative Issues
11:45-12:00pm Wrap-Up
Updated: 10/10/2014
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