Trail Talk Tuesday

"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.
Kansas has over 3,000 miles of trails, and more are being developed. 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 focused on preserving and building public trails in Kansas. 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 took place between October 2023 and April 2024. You can find recordings of these sessions in the section below.

  • 10/10/23 - Where Do We Start?
  • 11/14/23 - Let's Get Started!
  • 12/12/23 - What Will This Cost?
  • 1/9/24 - <postponed>
  • 2/13/24 - Where's the Money?
  • 3/12/24 - Trail Sustainability
  • 4/9/24 - Rail Trail Issues


Kansas State University's Applied Park Science Lab
Communities can request a Park Management and Conservation student for a "field experience." Available funding can make the first 80 hours free for the community (student rate is $15/hour). Contact us with your request.