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.

Sep 24, 2012, 3:00 am

September 2012 has turned out to be an absolutely spectalar one weather-wise.  Ten days of beautiful blue skies provided ideal fieldwork conditions as IMBA Canada embarks on developing another trails masterplan for a community along the Yellowhead Highway (16) in northern British Columbia.

Jul 28, 2012, 2:32 am

There are few things more rewarding than being given a positive update that shows club is doing with the knowledge that one imparts to them at a trails workshop.  One of the many examples from 2012 that is deserving of such a mention is in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Aug 14, 2010, 3:00 am

The recent Crowsnest Pass Volunteer Workshop went off without a hitch at the Pass Powderkeg Ski Hill. IMBA Canada’s trail specialist, Daniel Scott, ran the workshop for folks in and around the communities of Crowsnest Pass who are keen in becoming involved in the construction of new mountain bike trails. Originally slated for mid-July, low numbers due to various vacations caused the workshop to be moved to a later date where those interested could participate.

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.

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.

Jun 22, 2009, 3:00 am

What happens when you combine the following: a late ferry, a Coquihalla Highway rainstorm, running out of gas just prior to the long descent into Merritt and a German Shepherd cramped in the back seat with very bad indigestion? Why the “less than typical” beginnings of an IMBA workshop…

Jun 16, 2009, 3:00 am

This past weekend, I was back in Canmore at the Nordic Centre for another IMBA workshop. It was but one event within a large selection of activities going on in the area during the Canmore Trails Weekend. Our goal for this workshop was to focus our attention on the 1 km singletrack “novice loop” that we began construction on during our last visit.

Jun 9, 2009, 3:00 am

What a way to kick off the season! These past couple weeks saw Mark Schmidt and Daniel Scott travel to Canada’s East Coast to investigate multiple trail situations including a visit with PEI National Park, the Brookvale Nordic Centre, Terra Nova National Park and Signal Hill Historical Site.