Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"Hikers, biker, horse riders, runners, oh my- can there be civility on the trails?"

Presented by The Idaho Environmental Forum and City Club of Boise

DATE               Monday, May 16, 2016
TIME               11:45 am - 1:15 pm
LOCATION      The Grove Hotel
Guest Speakers are Drew Stoll, Great Outdoors Consultants; Dave Gordon, Ridge to Rivers; and Steve Stuebner
Nearly every Idahoan who enjoys the out-of-doors has a story to tell about an encounter on our public lands that was less than civil.  When we meet on the trail, it is easy for conflicts to arise between hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, dog owners, and motorized users.  What is appropriate etiquette in various situations?  Can trails be designed or managed to minimize conflicts?  What are the most common violations of the “rules of the road?”  Can civility and endorphins mix?  This forum is a collaboration between the Idaho Environmental Forum, City Club, and the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP), and is part of City Club’s ongoing Civility Series.
Drew Stoll, of Great Outdoors Consultants, has worked as a trails and parks professional for 23 years.  Drew has helped design trails and parks across the West and even in Central America.  He comes to us via the SORP national conference, meeting in Boise at the Riverside Hotel this same week.
Two local experts help provide a Treasure Valley context to the issue.  Dave Gordon has been manager of the Ridge to Rivers trails system since 2004.  He has heard and seen it all with regard to trails issues. Steve Stuebner may be the ultimate trail user, having written local guidebooks for hiking and trail running, mountain biking, and even paddling Idaho’s rivers. He was the founding president of the Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association in 1992, and is a past president of the Idaho Trails Council. Bring your trail stories and etiquette questions for the experts, and find out how Idaho fares in terms of civility on the trail!
Moderator and Forum Chair:  Dr. Dick Gardner
Idaho Environmental Forum members, enter coupon code “IEF” when registering to receive the City Club member rate.
Forum $18 per person
Forum for Students (with valid ID) $10 per person
Listen Only $5 per person   

Phone: 208.321.2389
Email: ief@idahoenvironmentalforum.org

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