Sustainable Trails Conference

Announcing, the 2015 Sustainable Trails Conference will be held in

Portland, Oregon
Oregon Convention Center
May 15-19, 2015

Thank You to our Major Sponsors!

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The Sustainable Trails Conference is very excited to announce that we will be partnering with the American Trails International Trails Symposium (ITS) to offer the absolute MUST ATTEND conference for anyone involved in trails construction, maintenance, design, development and use. The 2015 ITS features the PTBA Sustainable Trails Workshops, a technical track of Concurrent Session within the full ITS, a Legacy Trail, and of course the world famous Outdoor Trade Show and Demonstration Area. No other trails conference can boast the amount of experiential education available when we combine the ITS with the  PTBA Sustainable Trails Workshops. You really can not afford to miss this conference!

The Sustainable Trails Conference is the best resource for knowledge, equipment, expertise and information on the current state of the trails industry.  The types of people that find this conference to be the most useful include:

♦  Trail Managers
♦  Trail Advocates
♦  Conservation Corps Members & Leaders
♦  Land Conservancies
♦  Developers
♦  Private Land Owners
♦  Federal, State and Local Agency Representatives
♦  Non-profit Agencies
♦  Volunteer Groups
♦  Students
♦  Aspiring Trail Builders
♦  Trail Professionals

We are extremely excited about the opportunities for new and exciting workshops, an exciting new trade show and sessions highlighting the challenges and rewards of building, designing and maintaining trails in the varied environs around the country.

Here are a few quick links to Conference Information:

  • View the PTBA Sustainable Trails Workshop offerings (coming soon)
  • View the American Trails International Trails Symposium information 
  • Find FEE INFORMATION and REGISTER (coming soon) 
  • Get info about the CONFERENCE LOCATION (coming soon)
  • BECOME AN EXHIBITOR in the Trade Show (coming soon)

Support PTBA’s Sponsors

Click on our Sponsor’s logos to be taken to their website…

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Bobcat Company
Canycom USA
Sutter Equipment Co
Federal Highway Administration
Trail Services LLC
Helac Corporation
Progressive Trail Design

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Call for Presentations

The theme of the 2015 ITS is “Solutions for Success”

The PTBA is currently seeking presentation proposals from leaders in the trail building industry. Specifically, we are looking for solution-based topics in the following areas:

  • Successful Trail Contracting – Development and Implementation
  • Hybrid Contracting – How To
  • Working with Volunteer Groups – Training, Implementation, and Methods for Success
  • Successful Public / Private Partnership – Methods and Mechanisms
  • Public Land Management – Case Studies, Success Stories, and Ideas
  • Technical Construction, Design and Maintenance Solutions – Cutting Edge Tools and Techniques (beyond the 101)
  • Specific User Group Trail Design, Construction, Maintenance – OHV, Equestrian, Wilderness, Mountain Biking, Hiking, etc.