Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Trails Roundtable in Kamloops

Last Friday I had the good fortune to attend a "Share the Trails" Roundtable discussion in Kamloops. Organized by Horse Council BC, the event included a variety of land managers such as BC Parks, Rec Sites and Trails and Private Forest Companies as well as a range of trail user groups like equestrians, ATV users and hikers.

The day was well organized and well attended. After hearing a panel of presenters talk about success stories where groups have shared trails well, the participants worked in small groups on a series of questions. I found it fascinating to hear the common themes among groups in the room and know there were a lot of take-aways for folks in the room.

I would imagine that the report will be available soon, and I will link it here when ready for those who want to learn more.  I am exploring the idea of writing a series of case studies on collaboration in trail development so that multiple user groups and land managers can learn from those that have had success. More to come!

Congratulations to Kelly Cook on winning the Queens Diamond Jubilee Award for her work on the China Ridge Trails - Photo above with her receiving the award from Minister of the Environment, Dr. Terry Lake.

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