HETAP/UTAP Workshop

Friday, February 15, 8 AM-5 PM and
Saturday, February 16, 8 AM-4 PM
Location: Meet at Hotel Albuquerque Conference Center,
Outdoor portions of workshop will be at a local park.

The Universal Trail Assessment Process and the High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process are inventory processes that provide objective information about trail conditions (e.g. grade, cross slope, width). The information obtained through an assessment can be used by land managers to enhance the safety and enjoyment for trail users (by providing accurate, objective information about trail conditions). The information obtained can also be used in monitoring environmental impacts on the trail, preparing budgets, developing maintenance and construction plans, and indentifying potential access barriers.

The two-day workshop combines classroom and practical, hands-on trail assessment experience to ensure that participants have the skills and confidence to conduct assessments. The course will conclude with a written UTAP/HETAP Certification Exam which is the first step towards certification as a Trail Assessment Coordinator.

Space is limited; to guarantee a high instructor-student ratio, class size is limited to 18. A waiting list will be created once 18 people have signed up. You will know before you sign up whether you’re in the first 18 or wait-listed. Please contact Beneficial Designs at (775) 783-8822 for more information or if you need any accessibility accommodations for classroom or on-trail sessions.

All members of the Beneficial Designs’ training staff have experience leading trail assessments and teaching agency representatives from all over the country to be trail assessment coordinators. Participants enjoy a high staff-to-trainee ratio, assuring that each person receives the individual attention he or she needs. Each trainee receives a complete set of training materials, including a training guide, Fast Facts guide, informational video, as well as a variety of Universal Trail Assessment products. More info on UTAP from Beneficial Designs.

 

UTAP Workshop Schedule

Friday, February 15, 2013

8:00 AM – 12:00   Indoor classroom session at Hotel Albuquerque Conference Center

12:00 – 1:00 PM   Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 1:30 pm   Meet in Hotel Albuquerque lobby and drive to nearby on-trail site.

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   Trail Module #1, Applying UTAP in Different Environments, Analyzing and Disseminating UTAP Data

5:00 PM Arrive back at Hotel Albuquerque

Monday, February 16, 2013

8:00 AM – 12:00   Trail Module #2, Debriefing of Trail Module #2, Review, Questions, Exam Information

12:00 – 1:00 PM   Lunch (provided)

1:00 -  4:00 PM   Analyzing and Disseminating Data, Modifying UTAP for Different Situations, Written Certification Exam, Review Written Exam, Certification Instructions, Summary of Workshop

 

Please contact Beneficial Designs at (775) 783-8822 for more information or if you need any accessibility accommodations for classroom or on-trail sessions.

Weather and ground conditions for field trips are usually cool, dry, and snow-free, but rain and snow are a possibility so please dress accordingly.

 

UTAP space is limited

To guarantee a high instructor-student ratio, class size is limited to 18. Check number of available seats (opens in new window). A waiting list will be created once 18 people have signed up. You will know before you sign up whether you’re in the first 18 or wait-listed.

 

Location

Meet at the Hotel Albuquerque Conference Center, Room TBA.

 

Cost

$350 during Early Registration (on or before Jan. 26)

$395 after Jan. 26

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Other optional items you may wish to purchase:

$TBA UTAP minimum Tool Kit
including Compass (2), Clinometer (2), Smart Tool, Rolatape, Data Form Masters, Tool Kit Bag, Tape Measure and Marking Flags

$199.00 TrailWare 2.0 Software