Trail Studies Unit Projects
- Website and archive update
Trail Users and Trail Management in the Northumberland County
Forest, Ontario (2007-2008)
trails in the Northumberland Forest using GPS and GIS
-Measure the environmental characteristics
of the trails and the impact of user
-Undertake a survey of trail users
to determine their characteristics, activities and attitudes
-Provide a management plan for
trails and their users to protect the environment, eliminate conflicts,
and ensure high quality recreation on a sustainable basis
- University, College and
Stakeholder Linkage (2007):
the research, teaching and other activities concerning trails undertaken by
universities and colleges
-Investigate the use trail owners, managers and users have made of universities
-Recommend means for increased
cooperation between universities, colleges and trail stakeholders for their
-Provide a manual and interactive
website to facilitate such cooperation
and maintaining a resource center which now has over 3000 references on
- Research on the environmental
impact of activities on trails.
- Completing and publishing a
Guide to the Nature Areas and Trails of the Symons Campus.
- Consulting work for the Ontario
Trails Strategy, which is part of the Ontario Ministry of Health
Promotion’s Active2010 project.
more information on this project
- Research for Haliburton Trails
and Tours on best practices for involving volunteers in trail management,
as well as methods for calculating the economic impact of trail users.
- Analyzing the Victoria Rail
Trail User Survey for the City of Kawartha Lakes Health For Life Agency.
- Program planning, development,
and administration of interpretation services in Trent’s Nature
- Trail planning and development
in Peterborough and in Trent University’s Nature Areas.
- An updated version of the
trails map for Trent’s Nature Areas was recently completed.
- Major overhaul of the bibliographic
system we use to organize our library of trail resources. The new software
has arrived. We will be transferring this data to a much improved
bibliographic system, and beginning to make the many changes and updates
that are needed in order to better serve those who wish to access TSU
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Last updated by Wesley Found on September 28, 2011