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Upcoming Training and Presentations

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TRAILS Planning Support Application Virtual Hands-on Workshops 

USGS is offering monthly virtual hands-on workshops for users to gain experience working with the TRAILS planning application. We can also schedule on-demand workshops for a group 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: 02/08/2023 and 03/08/2023


Who: 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, and 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.   

Upcoming Presentations 

The USGS will be hosting an exhibit booth at the Esri Federal GIS Conference February 7-8, 2023. If you are attending, be sure to stop by and say hello! 

The National Digital Trails team will be attending and giving a presentation at the International Trails Summit April 17-20, 2023.