education

Mar 4, 2013, 6:21 pm

IMBA Canada added another course to its portfolio at one of Canada's leading environmental education institutions, Fleming College this spring.  A part of the Continuing Education Progam's Sustainable Trails Certificate, this course caters to both the professional and / or enthuisast who is looking to expand their skillsets.

Feb 11, 2013, 5:34 pm

Want to learn how to build sustainable trails? IMBA Canada's Daniel Scott (Trail Solutions) will show you how:

Ontario Trails Council - Trail Education - New In-Class Offering

Trailbuilding - March 13-14, 2013

Albion Hills Conservation Authority

Nov 15, 2012, 10:19 pm

After a rigourous three weeks, the class of '13 has wrapped up their first trail project with Capilano University under the tutalage of Jay Hoots of Hoots Inc. and Daniel Scott of IMBA Canada's Trail Solutions.

Oct 2, 2012, 3:00 am

IMBA Canada's Daniel Scott conducted the Ecologically Sustainable Trails Course at Fleming College last weekend, teaching students about the protocols, theories, best practices and more that pertain to making sure trails are not only fun but easy on our critical ecosystems.

Part of Fleming College's Sustainable Trails Certificate, this course was focused on how ecology interacts with recreation.  The curriculum tackled everything from federal and provincial legislation to design and construction to assessment and remediation.

May 25, 2012, 5:18 am

Early spring saw the pedal to the floor for Trail Solutions on the left Coast. Trail Solutions fosters its relationships with the City of Toronto and the various user groups that contribute to enhancing the City’s offerings. Trail workshops in Crothers Woods continue while plans are in full swing for phase two of the Bayview Bike Park rehabilitation.

Apr 16, 2012, 1:20 pm

Next month, IMBA Canada will kick off a series of trail building workshops in Crothers Woods, and at the Bayview Bike Park. Ten workshops with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority are scheduled throughout 2012, and IMBA Canada staff will be participating, along with Sustainable Trails Ltd.

Attending groups include the Toronto Off-Road Cycling Association (TORBA), Youth Unlimited, Wild Betty's Cycling Club, and Evergreen Bike Works.

Stay tuned to the calendar for more information on the workshops, including who will be facilitating.

Mar 26, 2012, 12:08 pm
education

This past weekend saw Daniel Scott head back to central Ontario to teach a new group of students about the fundamentals of trail design. Over the course two days students were bombarded with as much information as possible whilst being quizzed repeatedly by our resident Trail Solutions staffer. Using a variety of slides, chalkboard drawings and anecdotal information, the class was prepared for a beautiful sunny afternoon of inclinometer work, flagging and assessment in the local green space, Ken Reid Conservation Area.

Jan 9, 2012, 4:24 pm

Greetings IMBA members. Hope everyone had a safe, fun-filled holidays and is settling into their respective winter activities while preparing for the snow to melt and trails to open once more. While waiting I thought I’d take some time to get you up to speed on all the work that IMBA Canada’s Trail Solutions program has had the privileged of being involved in through the seasons of 2011.

Oct 23, 2011, 12:30 pm

Wow, what a busy fall in the T-dot! I would not have suspected that 2011 would yield such great projects in the big city but it’s been awesome! Here is a breakdown of all the work that we’ve been involved in with the City of Toronto this fall:

Sep 24, 2011, 2:31 pm
education

After a couple years of dialogue, IMBA Canada finally had the privilege of working with the Capital Regional District in Sooke, BC, this September. Over the course of two days, I provided a large group of CRD staff from various parks with a rigorous workshop on the fundamentals of sustainable trail design and construction. In classic fashion, lecture time was augmented with field exercises, and this group was given a rather tricky piece of terrain in a soon-to-be opened park in Sooke with which to practice.

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