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US Forest Service Trail Stewardship Summit - San Diego - Advanced

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US Forest Service Trail Stewardship Summit
November 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2017
San Diego, CA

The San Diego Mountain Biking Association, the International Mountain Bicycling Association and the US Forest Service are proud to announce the 2017 Trail Stewardship Summit to be held on November 2-5, 2017 in San Diego, CA. The summit will bring together the interested public with federal, state, county, and city agencies with the goal of facilitating stronger partnerships and developing a shared vision for our trails across agencies, stewardship organizations, volunteers, and trail users. The Forest Service has partnered with the International Mountain Bicycling Association to bring their professional trail building, maintenance, and education skills to this community event.


The purpose of this event is to engage community partners in trail operations and planning on the Cleveland National Forest, specifically the Palomar and Descanso Ranger Districts which surround the greater San Diego area.  Through community partnership, the U.S. Forest Service will expand its ability to deliver high quality outdoor trail recreation opportunities, preserve natural and cultural resources, and grow public land stewardship.

Workshop: Building Better Trails Through Collaboration and Community

Thursday and  Friday, November 2 and 3

Registration required by Monday, October 30

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Lunch provided)


Lakeside Community Center (9841 Vine St., Lakeside, CA)


Classroom workshops will be taught by USFS staff and other experts in the field. Topics include trail and partnership fundamentals, updated methodologies and best management practices applicable to volunteer and partner agreements, development of new trail opportunities and technologies and more.  Local partners will discuss current projects, community needs, and new opportunities.  These sessions are appropriate for agency and jurisdictional staff members, outdoor non-profit partner staff and volunteers, and other interested trail advocates.


Trail Maintenance and Building School

Saturday - Sunday, November 4 and 5

$50 fee to help cover instructional costs*


Track #1:  Advanced Trail Crew Leader Training

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day

Intended for qualified individuals with considerable experience in trail building and maintenance, volunteer management, and the ability to commit to engaging with the Cleveland NF staff to plan and lead workdays.

Location: Red-Tailed Roost;  Cleveland National Forest  MAP LINK


What to wear/bring:  

Please come prepared with water bottle, sunscreen, work gloves, eye protection, layers appropriate for weather conditions, closed toes shoes and work clothes.

*water, trail snacks and lunch provided both days



Registration for Trail Training sessions required by Wednesday, Nov. 1

*Cost is waived for USFS staff

**A limited number of scholarships will be available.  Details on scholarships will be outlined in registration process.


Attendees can choose to attend both sessions or only the Workshop(Thurs./Fri.) or one of the weekend Trail Sessions - Your choice  



Workshop: Building Better Trails Through Collaboration and Community

8am -  4pm each day at Lakeside Community Center, with a break for lunch. Lunch will be provided.

Friday, November 3

4:30 - 7 p.m. Social Gathering at Groundswell Brewing Co. 10151 Prospect Avenue
Santee CA 92071


Advanced Trail Crew Leader Training

Beginning at 8 am, classroom session at Red-Tailed Roost on Sunrise Highway in Laguna. Afternoon field work at a location TBD.  Lunch will be provided. Wrap up the day at 4 pm.

San Diego Mountain Biking Association
Cleveland National Forest

County of San Diego
Earth Discovery Institute
California Department of Fish and Wildlife -Crestridge Ecological Reserve

Ayers Lodge Alpine  1251 Tavern Road • Alpine, CA, 91901 • Reservations (800) 423-3992
Camping at Laguna Campground - Cleveland National Forest  

Susie Murphy, Executive Director, SDMBA

Epic Rides

November 2nd, 2017 8:00 AM   through   November 5th, 2017 4:00 PM
9841 VINE ST
9841 Vine St.
LAKESIDE, CA 92040-3118
United States

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Phone: (619)316-1757
Trail Stewardship Summit Fee(s)
(Thu-Fri) Workshop: Building Better Trails Through Collaboration and Community $ 0.00
(Sat-Sun) Advanced Crew Leader Training $ 50.00
(Sat-Sun) Advanced Crew Leader Training - USFS STAFF $ 0.00

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