Maine Trail Finder, Land Trusts, and Promoting Trail Stewardship
Wed., Jun. 29, at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Learn about how Maine Trail Finder is supporting trail users, trail managers, and outdoor events sponsors, plus take part in a conversation to discuss how the site could improve and do more.
Pre-registration is required for this Zoom meeting. Register here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Over the last 12 years, over five million outdoor enthusiasts have relied on the Maine Trail Finder (MTF) website to find high quality maps and trail manager-approved information about non-motorized trails in Maine. Land trusts and conservation organizations have been critical MTF partners since the website launched in 2010, and trails managed by conservation organizations represent a significant percentage of the over 1,080 trail postings currently published on the site.
In this session, join Center for Community GIS (CCGIS) staff to learn more about the ways that MTF is supporting trail users, trail managers, outdoor events sponsors, and local businesses. We understand that visitor use management begins before trail users even arrive at the trailhead. We will take a closer look at some of the tools that are available on MTF that can help trail managers strengthen stewardship messaging, educate trail users, and better communicate accessibility information. Get pro-tips, discover lesser-known website tools, and see how easy it is to add and manage your outdoor events on MTF’s Calendar.
CCGIS also wants to hear from you as we strive to continually add value to MTF. Do you need to add missing trails or edit older postings? How can MTF better support your work and promote your organization’s trails and events? What content would be appropriate for future blog posts?
Stewardship staff are particularly encouraged to attend. In the field this day? Take a load off while you have some lunch and join in on the discussion on your phone