Speaker Details

Ms. Kristen Bennett

Non Motorized Trails Program Specialist

Michigan Department of Natural Resources


Kristen Bennett started her career with the Michigan DNR, Parks and Recreation Division in 1994. She has a degree in Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University. For over 15 years she worked as a Regional Field Planner on many projects that will provide a lasting imprint on Michigan State Parks, including the redevelopment of a brownfield site in the City of Detroit into a State Park. In 2014 she shifted her focus to Trail Design and leads the Non-Motorized Trail Program for the DNR Trails Section. She has been the Iron Belle Trail Coordinator since 2013 and will be guiding communities to create a seamless trail from Detroit to Wisconsin.


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