2022 Washington Trails Conference

2022 Washington Trails Conference

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$20 – $185

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Edward D. Hansen Convention Center

2000 Hewitt Ave

Everett, WA 98201

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Refund policy

No Refunds

Join hundreds of trail advocates and agency leaders for two days celebrating our "Common Ground" of love for Washington's trails.

About this event

Every two years, the Washington State Trails Coalition (WSTC) brings hundreds of trail advocates and agency leaders together for two days of networking and information sharing.  Conference speakers and participants from across the state gather to inspire and inform users and providers about trails – including equestrian and stock trails, pedestrian, bicycle, ski, and snowshoe trails, snowmobile, motorbike, and OHV trails, plus water, canoe and kayaking trails.

For more information visit our website at Washington State Trails Coalition

Two-day conference tickets include the sessions, field trips, meals, and the Friday evening Trails Award Reception. Friday-only tickets also include the Reception, Saturday-only tickets do not.

2022 Conference Session Tracks

1. On the Ground: The challenges of planning, designing, building and maintaining trails of any type are many. Presentations and case studies could address: obtaining access via permitting, easements or purchase; meeting regulatory requirements; preserving green corridors for wildlife; designing a safe, appealing, buildable, and environmentally sustainable trail; how to factor in climate change factors; finding and effectively using a workforce to build the trail and maintain it; or deciding which trailbuilding techniques would work best for the situation. Share your successes and lessons learned the hard way.

2. Financial Grounding: Funding is perhaps the major hurdle in planning, building, and maintaining trails. Topics could include: private/public partnerships, grant opportunities, advocating locally for increased municipal funding, leveraging future increased recreational economic factors, effective fundraising storytelling, successful and creative approaches to potential donors, and more.

3. Connections on the Ground: Trails connect us to nature, history, improved health and well-being, other communities, and other people. Case studies and strategies fostering equitable access, sharing our history, building community and governmental support by highlighting the societal, health, and economic benefits, and multi-user group collaborations are just a few of the possible subjects.

4. Ground Rules: More and more people are using trails for commuting, exercise, and recreation. This brings an increased need for education and information outreach covering trail etiquette, respect for the environment, sharing a mixed-use trail, safety, new technology, and many other topics. What are successful techniques and strategies?

5. Trails Spotlight:  Showcasing trails that provide unique values and experiences for the public or that offer particularly significant learning opportunities.


How can I contact WSTC with any questions?

Email us at info@watrails.org

What is your refund policy?

If you need to cancel your registration, including guest tickets for the Friday Night reception, please send your request via email to info@watrails.org .

  • Conference cancellation requests received prior to September 25th will receive a full refund, minus a $20 processing fee.
  • Conference cancellation requests received September 25th through October 10th will receive a 50% refund.
  • Cancellation of a guest registration for the Friday Night reception only will refunded in full if received by October 10th.
  • No refunds will be issued on requests received after October 10th.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

So that we can have correct name tags, meals, and records we ask that the registration be in the name of the attendee.  You can transfer your ticket if desired, just let us know the new name, email address, title, and organization/employer and we'll update the record in our system. 

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