land managers

Feb 12, 2015, 4:29 pm

The IMBA Canada Tool Trailer was truly a one-of-a-kind program when it was first offered in the province of Ontario for 2009.  Staff saw the need for a mobile source of trail building equipment that could be made available for sustainable trail building workshops, and affiliated mountain bike club trail days.  The initial funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion’s “Trails for Life” grant, in partnership with the City of Toronto Natural Environment Trails Program, and Sustainable Trails Ltd., helped to build the Tool Trailer to be able to support up to a 40-person crew.  Armed w

Nov 12, 2012, 5:29 pm

For years, mountain bikers have had to tell land managers exactly what type of trail we like. For those who've never ridden a mountain bike, it would be reasonable to assume a wide doubletrack with gravel or wood chips is good enough. But anyone who has ridden a mountain bike knows the amount of fun that can be had on narrow and twisty singletrack.

Aug 16, 2011, 10:41 am

Mountain bike clubs always ask us, “How can I convince my land manager/municipality that mountain biking is a good thing and that we should not be simply tolerated but accepted?” Once you enter into the world of mountain biking it's easy to understand why so many people love it. So how do you convert the non-believers?

Sep 12, 2010, 3:00 am

Approximately one year ago, IMBA Canada partook in a proud moment, signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Capital Commission. Since then, dialogue has continued between the two organizations as to how each can assist the other in their missions.

Jul 1, 2010, 3:00 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.

May 23, 2010, 3:00 am

Stop three for the month of May saw IMBA Canada’s full time trail specialist, Daniel Scott, head to Riding Mountain National Park. The goal of his visit was two fold: run a workshop for the Park staff and run a workshop for volunteers from various community organizations neighbouring the Park boundary.

May 13, 2010, 3:00 am

Somehow is seems somewhat fitting that IMBA Canada’s resident redhead, Daniel Scott, was given the opportunity to conduct a workshop on the site that inspired one of Canada’s most famous fictitious redheads, Anne of Green Gables. This beautiful property is part of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site, situated along the northern shore of Prince Edward Island.

Mar 4, 2010, 4:00 am

With spring around the corner, Daniel Scott kicked off the field season with a trip to Ontario to conduct a workshop for the City of Mississauga. Held during the City of Mississauga’s training week, this workshop was attended by a wide variety of City staff with positions in horticulture, landscape architecture, conservation, sports field maintenance and more.

Nov 11, 2009, 4:00 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.

Sep 16, 2009, 3:00 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.