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May 13, 2022

Learn about opportunities to get TRAILS training and more project information.

TRAILS Planning Support Tool Virtual Hands-on Workshops 

USGS is offering monthly hands-on virtual workshops for users to gain experience working with TRAILS planning application. We can also schedule on-demand workshops for a group of members from a single organization or a team working on trail planning projects. To schedule a workshop, please email


Please pass along this information to anyone who may be interested in attending.



When: 2nd Wednesday of every month at 11am MT.  

Upcoming workshop dates: 06/15/22, 07/06/22, 08/17/22, 09/07/22 



As resources allow, the target audience includes anyone involved in the initial planning of new trails or improvements to existing trail routes or systems that would eventually be available in the public domain. Typically, participants work either directly for government land management agencies or partner with government land management agencies. Occupations may include landscape architects, land management planners, trail designers/builders, wildland fire and other emergency services experts.    


Workshop participants will be granted limited time access (90 days) to the TRAILS planning application during which they may utilize the application and provide feedback. Requests for extended access will be considered based on individual use-cases and as resources allow.


Sign-Up: Space is limited, so email to sign up. Please provide your name, affiliation, contact information, and a short description on what you hope to learn or how you hope to apply knowledge gained from this workshop.      


ESRI User Conference (07/11-07/15) 

The National Digital Trails team will have several events during the upcoming ESRI User Conference. See the detailed agenda for the items below. If you plan to attend the conference, please let us know ( We would love to connect with you and have you involved in the Special Meeting. We look forward to meeting you in person! 

  • Special Meeting: "Let’s Talk about Trails" on 07/12/22; Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM; Room: SDCC - Room 28 E. 

  • TRAILS map display at the Map Gallery on 07/11/22 at 4-6PM. 

  • "National Digital Trails Project - Past, Present, and Future" will be part of the session called “Mapping and Geospatial Authorities: Web GIS” at 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM, SDCC - Room 24 A, on 07/13/22. 

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