Utah Trails Forum
Utah Trails Forum
The Utah Trails Forum brings together industry professionals, trail advocates, volunteers, and community leaders to advance the building and care of natural surface trails. It encourages partnerships to plan, build and maintain trails from inception to completion. The forum also serves as a learning resource for individuals throughout Utah looking to further their knowledge of trail building and maintenance.
Through workshops, dialog, and networking opportunities, the Utah Trails Forum shares best practices, promotes local organizations, and offers guidance. It is a unifying network that develops and supports access to safe and sustainable trails throughout the state.
Vision: Inspire and facilitate quality trails, community connections, and lifelong adventure
Mission: This initiative advances trail access, quality, and stewardship through collaboration, education, and technical support.
Trail Master Steward Online Course
The Trail Master Steward online course provides volunteers, trail organizations, and land managers with a foundational understanding of the values inherent in trail stewardship. It introduces the basic skills required to be a steward of our trail resources.
Mentorship Pilot Program
Creating individual connections between experienced mentors and motivated mentees to further the UTF mission of advancing trail access, quality, and stewardship through collaboration, education, and technical support.
Areas of Mentorship: Access and equity, advocacy, trail planning, design and construction, trail stewardship and volunteer programs, education and training, trail activation, land protection, and funding.
Program Benefits: One-on-one learning opportunities, access to UTF’s mentorship directory, discounted admission to UTF Conferences, and mentor/mentee activities.
- Each mentorship will last a minimum of 3 months with the opportunity to continue longer if both Mentor and Mentee agree.
- Mentors and Mentees are committed to having the capacity to meet for at least 1 hour bi-monthly.
- Complete the mentorship application including their geographic region and detail up to three clear objectives they’d like to achieve during their mentorship.
- Complete post-mentorship survey and/or exit interview with UTF committee members.
Interested Mentors – Apply here by June 30th!
Interested Mentees – Apply here by June 30th!
Utah Trails Forum Organizing Committee
|Katie Riser, current firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jake Powell, current email@example.com|
|George Grygar, past firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dave Bastian, past email@example.com|
|Tara McKee (ex officio)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Patrick Morrison (ex officio)||email@example.com|