The Electoral Area A Regional Trail Strategy is a comprehensive plan to guide the development and management of a sustainable recreation network within the region. The plan embraces a wide diversity of users (motorized/non-motorized) and considers cultural, environmental, social, health, and economic factors across Area A. The Regional Trail Strategy brings 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.
Thank you to all who 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 were productive and informative. The project team led a series of eight community consultation sessions (Blaeberry, Golden, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Nicholson, Parson, Field) using innovative and interactive public engagement techniques. An online and hardcopy survey was also used as an outreach technique to gather information from a broad range of user groups and community members throughout Area A.
Technical Memos summarizing the project process and collected responses: