Public Trail Resources
"Once people care about nature, they will care for it." -Ted Cable, Professor Emeritus, Park Management and Conservation, Kansas State University
Increasing the number and usage of public trails is important for all Kansans. There are over 3,000 miles of trails in Kansas, and more are being developed every day! But if you want to build a trail, where do you start?
K-State Research and Extension is partnering with the Sunflower Foundation and the Kansas Trails Council to bring a series of webinars. These events are for local trail advocates of any kind - from city managers to volunteers - who want to create access to trails so their citizens can enjoy the physical, mental, and community benefits from connecting with nature.
Trail Talk Tuesday Webinars
|Date||Topic||Recorded Session||Slides||Saved Chat|
|10/10/23||Where Do We Start?|
|11/14/23||Let's Get Started!|
|12/12/23||What Will This Cost?|
|1/9/24||Where's the Money?|
|3/12/24||Rail Trail Issues|
- Google Earth (Mapping Trails)
- Kansas Trails Council
- Open Records for Kansas Appraisers (Property Information)
- Public Trails on Private Land - Myron Leinwetter
- Sunflower Foundation
- Utah State University's Trail Stewardship Course
Communities can request a Park Management and Conservation student to partake in a "field experience." Funding is available to make the first 80 hours free for the community (student rate is $15/hour). Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.