San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ecosystem and Natural Heritage
Course Objective: To provide trail managers with an understanding of how trails, when created
properly, can fitwithin the specific environment, work to support the local ecosystem and help to
Course Details: This course would be delivered as a one day, 7 hour program. At the end of the
• understand the relationships between the natural environment and trails;
• learn what is involved in the assessment of an existing or proposed trail corridor
for important natural environmental features;
• identify strategies to minimize, negate, compensate for or reverse negative impact
on the environment along and adjacent to an existing or proposed trail corridor;
• learn how to conduct regular ongoing assessment of environmental impact of
trails users on and adjacent to a trail;
• explore ways to educate trail users on the local ecology and environment and
the importance of respecting andprotecting that environment;
• accommodate the needs of people of all ability levels with respect to access,
respect for, and appreciation of the environment along the trail;
• application of the technologies that relate to this field.
1.How can trails save the planet?
2.Where are we going?
3.Connecting People to Natur
When & Where
Ontario Trails Council
The Ontario Trails Council is a nonprofit organization, a charity incorporated in 1991, that promotes the development, preservation, management and use of recreational trails.
The Trailhead "Event" series celebrates trail success coast to coast. Developed in Ontario Trailhead Conference showcases the best of the trail economy, trail acitivty, programs, services, marketing and communication.
These events reinforce community, build bridges between groups, put Canadians to work through trail tourism, trail building and trail jobs!
The Ontario Trails Council is proud of the 80,000km plus of trail in Ontario, and its role in assisting with the improvement in the 250,000+ of trails in Canada.
OTC is a proud supporter of all trail activities, accessible trails for all, first nations communities, and holds membership in The Canadian Trails Federation, and has had a leadershbip role in the National Trails Coaltion.