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Universal Trails & Outdoors for Everyone Workshop: One Month Away in Missoula July 8-10

     The Universal Trails & Outdoors for Everyone Workshop in Missoula on July 8-10 features Larry Knutson of Penn Trails, who’ll provide hands-on training for land trusts to take home and expand their organization’s trail-building abilities and opportunities.

     The workshop is led by Five Valleys Land Trust with assistance from the Land Trust Alliance and Montana Association of Land Trusts.

     The July 9-10 workshop will be held in person at the Five Valleys Confluence Property at Rock Creek. The July 8 panel discussion is scheduled now to be a virtual event. More details to follow. A few spots are still open for the workshop, and some funding is available from the Alliance to help offset travel expenses. People who have not yet signed up but are interested in participating are encouraged to contact Jenny at or at 406-549-0755 or at 406-381-3331. Please do so right away so Five Valleys and Knutson can finalize workshop details. Please also let Jenny know if your land trust is interested in working with Knutson and Penn Trails after the workshop.

     The workshop opens July 8 with an afternoon (virtual) panel (free and open to all) titled “Voices from the Community: Why Access, Equity, and Inclusion Matter.” July 9 features a Knutson led classroom session about planning, design and maintenance of universal trails. July 10 offers hands-on experiences in creating and managing your own universal trail.

     For more Information about Penn Trails please visit its website.