The Electoral Area A Regional Trail Strategy will be a comprehensive plan to guide the development and management of a sustainable recreation network within the region. The plan will embrace a wide diversity of users (motorized/non-motorized) and consider cultural, environmental, social, health, and economic factors across Area A. The Regional Trail Strategy will bring stakeholder interests together to work toward common goals while strengthening area wide collaboration and partnerships. This plan will serve as an evaluation and decision making tool for trail development within Area A for the next 10 years and beyond.
Stakeholder + Community Engagement:
Thank you to all who have participated in the stakeholder and community engagement opportunities for the Regional Trail Strategy for Golden and Area A. The project process is rooted in a community and stakeholder driven approach.
We have been working hard to develop a comprehensive inventory of existing trails and current issues. Focused face to face stakeholder engagement sessions to date have been productive and informative. The project team has lead a series of 8 community consultation sessions (Blaeberry, Golden, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Nicholson, Parson, Field) using innovative and interactive public engagement techniques. An online and hardcopy survey has also been utilized as an outreach technique to gather information from a broad range of user groups and community members throughout Area A.
Please find the link to Technical Memo #1 summarizing the project process and collected responses to date.
Future stakeholder and community consultation will focus on opportunity identification so stay engaged! We will be posting project updates here on the project website and through social media.
Jason Jones, Project Lead
LARCH Landscape Architecture