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Trails for Us: How Trails Benefit Local Communities
July 21, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learn how trails benefit local communities and how you can make the case for yours.
- Michele Archie, Principal, The Harbinger Consultancy
When we hear about economic benefits of trails, the focus is usually on the impact that visitor spending brings. But trails are first and foremost local resources, often constructed and maintained with no small amount of local commitment and effort. So how can we talk about the value of trails in a way that focuses on local community benefits? In this webinar, Michele Archie, principal of The Harbinger Consultancy, reviews what studies show about how trails benefit communities and outlines some simple, practical ways you can demonstrate this for your own trails.
- Understand what studies and observation suggest about three different kinds of community benefits from trails (quality of life, community health, and local business growth and success).
- Learn simple, practical ways to demonstrate these community benefits of your local trails.
- Be familiar with other types of community benefits that can be explored, researched and demonstrated for local trails.