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Sustainable Trails 101 with Woody Keen

Date: Thursday 06/01/17

Location: FootZone

Time: 06:00pm

Description: FootZone clinic

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Love Bend’s trails and want to learn how to take care of them?  Help FootZone celebrate National Trails Day with this great opportunity to learn about sustainable trail design with nationally known trails expert Woody Keen.

Woody will present the process to create S.M.A.R.T.E.R trails – Sustainable, Manageable, Artistic, Recreational Trails that are Ecologically sound and have good Risk Management. Part of the key to good trails is understanding trail user motivations and then providing the trail experience they are seeking. This presentation will look at the trail planning, design, and development process to create sustainable trails in 4 key areas: Physical, Ecological, Managerial, and Social Sustainability.

This presentation is geared toward anyone who has interest in the design of trails, but will be especially helpful for trail workers or crew leaders on trail projects.  No experience is necessary.

Woody Keen is a nationally known trails expert, a semi-retired trail planner/designer/builder/educator who has worked in over 20 states, 2 Canadian provinces and 2 other foreign countries.  Woody has been a professional trail consultant for over 15 years but more importantly he is an avid trail user who enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and trail running. Woody started trail running in 1978 and has run a large number of marathons, trail ultras, and other adventurous trail runs.