Town Forest Recreation Planning Webinar Series: Connecting Downtowns with Trails for Economic Vibrancy

Date and Time:

June 16, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Trails are not only an important part of a community’s natural assets, they can be key to creating economic vibrancy. In this interactive webinar we will discuss a multistate effort to understand the connections needed between trails and towns to support sustainable economic development efforts. We will go over research and applied programming that has been conducted of various initiatives across the country and applied in New Hampshire through the UNH Extension’s Community & Economic Development program “Downtowns & Trails.” We will also discuss how trail use is changing during COVID-19 and how that might impact local economies.

Presenter: Shannon H. Rogers, Ph.D, Nature Based Economic Development Specialist,  Associate Extension Professor, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension