Wednesday, April 14, 2021
New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) and Eco-Counter:
Proudly working together to support mountain bike trails in New England
NEMBA and Eco-Counter are pleased to announce their first ever partnership, to support the development and management of mountain bike trails in New England.
This educational partnership aims to develop and share knowledge and best practices surrounding the use of count data to demonstrate the value (including but not limited to economic impact) of mountain bike trails in New England.
Throughout the year, the partnership will focus on three main outcomes:
- Educational webinars, free and open to anyone, to share best-practices and case studies on the use of data to support mountain bike trail development and management.
- The development and distribution of resources - including existing research, case studies and best-practices - to NEMBA chapters and beyond.
- A competitive grant program to award one winning NEMBA chapter two PYRO-Box EVO people counters for the summer, in addition to expert assistance from Eco-Counter on setting up a count program and getting the most out of their data.
“For more than 20 years, Eco-Counter has worked with leading organizations around the world to enable a data-driven approach to trail development, management and conservation. We are proud to work with leading advocates like NEMBA to support the development of mountain bike trails in New England and contribute to a better understanding of how we can justify, evaluate and advocate for trails.”
- Matt Ainsley - Market Strategist, Eco-Counter
“NEMBA is a recreational trails advocacy organization with 29 chapters throughout New England and over 7,000 members. Our mission is to promote the best that mountain biking has to offer, steward the trail systems where we recreate, and preserve open space. The past 12 months have brought unprecedented trail usage by all categories of users. As part of our mission to steward the trails NEMBA is excited to partner with Eco-Counter and pilot trail use counting with our Chapters to help steer trail use conversations in the future.”
- Travis Counsell - Executive Director, NEMBA
Applications for the competitive grant program will open later this month and run through the middle of May. Eco-Counter and NEMBA will kick-off their partnership and share more information about the grant program during a webinar on April 20th at 6PM (ET). You can sign-up for the free webinar here.
For updates and more information see nemba.org/eco-counter-partnership