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[RC] Trails Conference - August 4-5 in Va - Sally Aungier

Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference (SETC 2006)

August 4-5, 2006, in Roanoke, VA at the Wyndham Hotel

Working Together for Trails in a Changing Environment - Collaborative
Adaptive Management of Trail Systems

SETC was formed to address issues that concern equestrians and land
managers pertaining to the use of trails.  Land-use planning, trail
sharing, environmental protection, trail design, education, and the
preservation of the use of horses on our American landscapes are topics
that will be discussed at the Conference.  This year's theme of "Working
Together for Trails in a Changing Environment - Collaborative Adaptive
Management of Trail Systems," will focus on the importance of
collaboration between trail users, managers, and scientists in all
phases of trail planning, construction, maintenance, and data gathering,
including deciding how partnerships can be developed to get work done.
Representatives from throughout the country (14 states) have registered
already and will bring with them a wide range of experiences and ideas
to share.

Thursday August 3 - Field trip/workshop to begin at New River Trail
State Park.  Will feature tours of various public & private horse camps
& programs on trail surface & signage.  FILLED.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm   Reception, Registration, Exhibit Hall Opens to all

Friday August 4 & Saturday, August 5 - Conference sessions run all day
each day.  The detailed agenda can be found on the SETC Website,
however, the keynote speaker will be Charles M. Myers, Region 8
Forester, USDA Forest Service, Atlanta . 

Accommodations at the Wyndham Hotel Roanoke start at only $79 per night
(Government rate available)!  Transportation is available to/from
Roanoke Regional Airport.  Contact the hotel to make your reservations

Conference Fees:  Conference Registration:  $150.  The Conference Fee
includes all conference materials and meals during the conference.
Attendees must arrange and pay for their own hotel accommodations.

Hosted by the Virginia Horse Council in conjunction with The Federal
Highway Administration, The Virginia Department of Conservation &
Recreation, and the Virginia Horse Industry Board.

Financial supporters include:  Iron Mountain Horse Camp, Virginia
Tourism Corporation, Farm Credit, Back Country Horsemen of America, &
Trail Rider Magazine

Gold Sponsors:  Chattahoochee Trail Horse Association (Georgia) & the
North Carolina Horse Council

Silver Sponsors:  American Endurance Ride Conference, Back Country
Horsemen in the Virginias - Including the Golden Horseshoe BCH & No
Man's Land BCH Chapters, Quarter Oaks Ranch, LLC  (Arkansas) and the
Southeast Endurance Riders Association

Additional Exhibitors Include: Georgia Endurance Riders Association,
Horse Comforter Camp, Mill Branch Beads, Narrow Gate Trekking, E.T.
Techtonics, Inc., Southern Trail Riders Association (Florida), and the
George Washington/Jefferson National Forests, Lee Ranger District (Va)

For more information and to see the speaker schedule, please visit the
website - www.SoutheasternEquestrianTrails.com
<http://www.southeasternequestriantrails.com/> .  If you have any
questions or are interested in joining the list of exhibitors and
sponsors, contact:  Sally Aungier, Chair, SETC Program Committee at
saungier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx or 804-379-9829 evenings; or call the VHC office
at 888-HORSEVA (888-467-7382)  www.thevirginiahorsecouncil.org


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