Making a Difference for Trails – Partners, Youth, and the Future

APA Ohio Chapter


Tuesday, May 9, 2017
10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. EDT

CM | 1.25

Add to My Log


This session will explore two exciting approaches being implemented to increase partner and volunteer assistance on behalf of trails. In the first portion of the session, Forest Service and key partner representatives will discuss the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act—the first major Congressional trails legislation since the National Trails Act— which was signed into law in November 2016. Learn more about the new law, which requires the agency to apply a series of approaches with the overarching goal of substantially increasing partner and volunteer contributions to address Forest Service trail maintenance backlog. The second portion of the session will focus on the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps initiative that’s putting thousands of young people and veteran’s to work across the country as they work to protect, restore, and enhance America’s great outdoors. Learn about the value of and techniques for partnering with Corps programs to leverage partnerships to benefit America’s trail infrastructure and develop the future workforce


Jaime Schmidt

Invited Speaker

Jaime Schmidt is the U.S. Forest Service’s Assistant National Manager for Trails and National Trail Information Coordinator. In addition to helping lead the agency’s Trail program, she leads the agency’s integrated efforts for providing quality trail management and visitor information. Jaime serves as Co-leader of the ... Read More

Contact Info

Christine Dersi Davis,