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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

Webinars will take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 12-1 PM CT. We hope you will join us! Register now at: https://ksre-learn.com/trail-talk

DateTopicRecorded SessionSlidesSaved Chat
10/10/23Where Do We Start?video icondocument iconchat icon
11/14/23Let's Get Started!video icondocument iconchat icon
12/12/23What Will This Cost?   
1/9/24Where's the Money?   
2/13/24Trail Sustainability   
3/12/24Rail Trail Issues   


Additional Resources


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 ksrecv@ksu.edu with your request.