American Trails Webinar: Preventing Conflict

by admin on January 14, 2016

Webinar-flyer-postableHosted by the Iowa Horse Council Trails Committee

Limited seating available — RSVP here today or email

During this American Trails webinar, we will describe the ways in which most conflicts can be avoided before they ever start. The presentation will focus on motorized and non-motorized trail use conflicts, but the principles can be applied to any type of trail conflict. Trail users and managers all welcome. Webinar lasts until 2:30. Linger afterwards for discussion.

Key Learning Points—Why Resolve Conflict When You Can Prevent It?

  • Conflict 101
    • The causes of conflict
    • Conflict in society
    • Removing and preventing conflict in society
  • The Essentials of Preventing Conflict
  • Lewis and Clark National Forest
    • Backcountry Horsemen and Great Falls trail bike riders work things out
    • Partnership within the forest
    • The ingredients for success
  • Lessons learned

This webinar is presented by Karen Umphress and Russ Ehnes with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), as well as Mark Himmel with Back Country Horsemen of Montana. Read more and learn about the presenters at

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