assessment

Mar 7, 2017, 1:25 pm

Oct 22, 2013, 2:12 pm

It's no surprise that frontcountry trails get more attention than backcountry. It is tough to get out and monitor or assess backcountry routes, let alone get materials or people out to maintain them. So this week we took to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site's 60km Liberty Loop to assess the condition of the trails and get the full park experience.

Oct 8, 2013, 7:45 pm

Great trails take us to amazing locations. Away from civilization, roads, and the monotony of everyday life, our trails seek out vistas and lookouts, rivers and lakes, and rugged terrain deep in the wild.

But this can put us at odds with the power of mother nature, and the environment around us. By having minimal impact on our surroundings - exposing the terrain, rather than changing it - our trails are often vulnerable to storms, flooding, slides, or other changes to the ecosystem.

Sep 2, 2013, 1:31 pm

It was tough work, but we spent our Labour Day long weekend in Fundy National Park, assessing trail, and assisting Parks' staff with some high level trail system design.

Glamping in the Parks' new Otentik platform tents. After a few days of rain, we were certainly glad that we weren't in our little tent!

Oct 7, 2012, 2:00 am

After three years of heavy use and minor upgrades, the City of Toronto was ready for a detailed assessment of the formal Crothers' Woods trails.  The purpose being to identify risk management, user experience (aka fun) and sustainability issues throughout the system that their staff could then tackle in the coming year.

Jul 1, 2010, 2:00 am

With the practical component of the CMBA crew leader training on hold, Daniel Scott took the opportunity to meet with a group of folk concerning one of the more popular, yet contentious, trails in Calgary – Sideshow Bob. Situated within Bowmont Park, the trail is a relatively short (1km) but well loved and rare piece of singletrack within the city limits.

Nov 11, 2009, 3:00 am

The latter half of October saw witness to IMBA Canada’s latest National Parks visit in Elk Island National Park, Alberta. The purpose of said visit was to conduct an in-depth assessment of the +100 km of trails that can be found in the Park. Each of the 11 trails in the Park were covered while being examined for sustainability. The outcome of all this data collection is the development of a general trail plan for Elk Island National Park.

Oct 25, 2009, 2:00 am

The good kind of difficulties that is… Earlier this week IMBA Canada was asked to make the trip to Logan Lake, BC. The reason? Jay Hoots, bike park builder extraordinaire, brought IMBA on board to assist with rating the various trails that the town has to offer visitors. Two days were spent inspecting all the trail using a revised version of IMBA’s trail difficulty rating system.

Sep 16, 2009, 2:00 am

One of the largest trail assessment projects that IMBA Canada has ever undertaken is coming to an end. For twenty days I was Prince Albert National Park this summer examining over 230 km of trail with uses ranging from hiking and cycling to nordic skiing and equestrian.

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