Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Trails Development
Certificate Code - CG69
|A minimum grade of C- is required in all coursework applied to the certificate.|
|RESM 440||Foundations of Applied Geographic Information Systems||3|
|LARC 532||Recreation, Trails, and Community Development||3|
|LARC 534||Sustainable Trails: Design Concepts||3|
|LARC 535||Sustainable Trails: Design Detailing & Drainage||3|
|RPTR 536||Sustainable Trails: Engagement||3|
|LARC 537||Sustainable Trails: Practicum Experience||3|
Certificate Learning Outcomes
Sustainable Trails Development
- Summarize the benefits (economic, public health, social) of investing in trails development and outline funding strategies for trail development and facilitate meaningful stakeholder engagement.
- Assess trail networks for skills progression, responding to site topography and aesthetics and recognizing design features that reduce soil erosion and control hazards from trail construction.
- Select appropriate construction materials and construction details to minimize environmental impacts and adhere to regulatory requirements.
- Estimate construction costs related to trail construction, demonstrate understanding of effective written contract agreements, and suggest measures for quality control during construction.
- Design informative and effective interpretive signs for greenspace.
- Identify key components of an effective management plan for a trail system, and plan effective strategies for: volunteer management, trail maintenance, greenspace programming, special event planning and broad civic engagement.
- Strategize for post-build promotion and marketing, ongoing fundraising, and post-build research / assessment.
- Apply principles of sustainable trail design / development to a real trails project.