Mobile Session #4: Galena Trails and the Products of Partnership

APA Idaho


Friday, October 13, 2017
11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. MDT

CM | 1.25

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1.      How the session relates to the “Plan Big” theme.

61% of the land in Idaho is Federally owned and in most cases is undeveloped and maintained as open space. This session allows attendees to experience the benefits and importance of one of Idaho’s largest assets, open spaces and public use trails. By experiencing some of the highest quality trails in Idaho, workshop participants will gain an appreciation for the benefits of protecting open spaces and building interfaces that promote system usage while maintaining the solitude and nature provided by undeveloped areas.

 2.      How the session meets a specific planning-related training objective.

Sometimes the best way to learn about a subject is to experience it hands on. This session will showcase best practices and examples of thoughtful trail planning to interested participants. By highlighting the unique partnerships and funding opportunities that it took to make these trails possible, attendees will learn about how they can start to have this conversation and trail planning discussion in their community.

 3.      How the session will offer a professionally relevant learning experience for a planner with at least 4 years of experience.

This mobile workshop goes beyond the theory of trail planning and places participants into a hands on experience. Since this session focuses on the Blain County Recreation District trails participants will get unique information about a relevant and context specific trail planning example.

 4.      What you want the attendees to learn from this session.


We want attendees to take lessons about design, partnerships, implementation, and maintenance back to their community to increase pedestrian and bike connectivity, recreation opportunities and to promote a relationship between the preservation of open spaces and the success of a community. 


Ellen Campfield Nelson, AICP

Invited Speaker

Ellen is a managing associate with Agnew::Beck, a planning firm based in Boise and Anchorage. She works on policy, planning and implementation in a range of subject areas, including recreation, health, transportation, economic development, education and housing. Ellen's particular passion is creating and facilitating meaningful dialogue that leads ... Read More

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