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TRAILS Planning Support Application Virtual Hands-on Workshops 

What: USGS offers 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: 06/14/2023, 07/12/2023, and 08/16/2023. 


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 free 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 National Digital Trails team will be hosting a Special Meeting (Let’s Talk About Trails) at the 2023 Esri User Conference in July. Anyone interested in trails is welcomed to attend. Please contact us at as soon as possible if you’d like to provide a short lighting talk. Final details TBD. Please check the detailed agenda for updates. We look forward to meeting you in person!