MLTN Lunch & Learn: Managing Your Trails with AllTrails
Wed., Oct. 18, at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MLTN and Maine Trails Coalition are teaming up to offer this free Zoom Lunch & Learn session with Pitt Grewe, Head of Public Land Partnerships at AllTrails, to learn about their new Public Lands Program.
Participation is free but registration is required. Once you register, you will receive an email with a link to join. Register here.
If you like to hike and explore new places, you’ve likely run across AllTrails. It’s a web application and online community where people can share information about trails they’ve visited and enjoyed. Great idea, right? It’s become very popular, particularly since the beginning of the pandemic, as people sought ways to get exercise safely.
In practice, however, since trail managers were kept out of the loop, some serious problems were cropping up. Trail managers struggled to keep users safe and maintain the lands they have promised to protect in perpetuity.
Now, AllTrails has created a free Public Lands Program, which gives trail managers quick access to easily adjust route lines and descriptions, inform visitors with real-time alerts, and track usage patterns that help them proactively manage the overall visitor experience and impacts. In our lunchtime Zoom session, Pitt Grewe, Head of Public Land Partnerships at AllTrails, will share the inside scoop on the new Program and explain how land trusts can create an account, take control of their trail listings, and even start using AllTrails data in helpful ways. Please join us!
Pitt Grewe has been working in the outdoor industry for 20 years. From resort operations to public service, he has always focused on helping people get outside and find a connection with our public lands. In this role, he is helping land managers reach AllTrails users with critical information and get access to important trail user data trends to keep people safe and protect our public lands. Before joining AllTrails, Pitt served as the Director of the Division of Outdoor Recreation in the state of Utah. He loves working with the many outdoor recreation stakeholders to increase funding, harbor collaboration and educate communities on the benefits of getting outside. He is always up for an adventure on a trail, a river, a cliff face, or in the snow.