Funding Opportunities and Year-End

Monday, December 6, 2021 -12pm-1pm

Review the outlook for 2022 including an update on funding opportunities and chances to engage in statewide planning efforts. Celebrate a job well done in 2021!

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Trails are Common Ground

Monday, October 18, 2021 -12pm-1pm

This month we're exploring the "Trails Are Common Ground" initiative. This coalition began with a nationwide trail organizations coming together to address the impact of COVID-related trail use increase. At much the same time as we were meeting as a Network, these organizations found that "Unification of various user groups—hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, equestrians, motorized trail users, and trail users with disabilities—seemed more important than ever."

Learning more about this initiative and how our Network can be involved is exciting! 

Planning for Outdoor Recreation

Monday, September 20, 2021 -12pm-1pm

This month we'll hear from Dawn Collins with AZ State Parks and Trails on the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), focused specifically on their stakeholder involvement efforts and how Network participants can weigh in on this important planning process. (Study up before the session by checking out the SCORP website here.)

Trails and Emerging Technology

Monday, July 19, 2021

Please Zoom in and join us online for our next open discussion on trails in Arizona led by the Network for Arizona Trails. This month, Rich Smith from the Tonto Recreation Alliance will lead an open discussion about the changing role of technology in the experience of trail users and how land managers, trail advocates and volunteers are trying to integrate with and utilize these tools. We're looking this time specifically at mapping apps which interact with personal digital devices and phones.

If you or your organization would like to share your experiences with this kind of technology as part of the presentation, contact Wendy at wendy@networkforaztrails.org.

Outdoor Recreation in the Sun Corridor 

Monday, April 19, 2021

Agenda

Introductions and Orientation to Zoom 

Round Robin Updates

  • Land Managers - local, state, federal

  • Network for Arizona Trails Steering Committee 

The Sun Corridor Trail - Successes and Strategies - RJ Cardin

  Questions will follow the presentation 

2021 Virtual Summit for AZ Trails updates  

Adjourn 

Recorded session 

Other materials from session:

  • American Hiking Society Hike The Hill materials and handouts from  Elizabeth Stewart

  • Download a pdf of RJ Cardin's presentation here

  • To make a contribution to the Sun Corridor Trail Alliance: "Please write a check to the Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation, with a check memo note "Sun Corridor Trail Alliance” on the face of the check. The check can be mailed to the Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation c/o Jan Hancock, Executive Director, 805 N. 4th Avenue, Suite 703, Phoenix, AZ  85003-1306. We appreciate your support!" Remember - the SCTA is a 502c3 organization and contributions are tax deductible!

Promoting Arizona Trails

Monday, March 22, 2021

 

12:00pm Introductions and Orientation to Zoom 

12:05pm  Round Robin Updates

  • Land Managers - local, state, federal

  • Network for Arizona Trails Steering Committee

12:15pm  "Arizona’s Scenic Roads and Hikes" - Roger Naylor, Author

"Best Dayhikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail" - Sirena Rana, Author

Questions will follow the presentations

12:55pm Concurrent Resolution: Get Outdoors Arizona Update - Kirk Astroth, Network for AZ Trails

1:00pm Adjourn 

Grant Funding through AZ State Parks

Monday, February 22, 2021

Introductions and Orientation to Zoom 

Round Robin Updates

  • Land Managers - local, state, federal

  • Network for Arizona Trails Steering Committee

AZ State Parks Grants - Jeff Schmidt & Mickey Rogers, AZ State Parks

Concurrent Resolution: Get Outdoors Arizona Update - Kirk Astroth, Network for AZ Trails

2021 Zoom Calls Brainstorm - What do YOU want to talk about?

Statewide Collaboration Efforts

Monday, January 25, 2021

Introductions and Orientation to Zoom 

Round Robin Updates

  • Land Managers - local, state, federal

  • Network for Arizona Trails Steering Committee

  • Research Library Request

Get Outdoors AZ  - Nikki Julien, Arizona Wildlife Federation

Concurrent Resolution: Get Outdoors Arizona - Kirk Astroth, Network for AZ Trails

2021 Summit Planning