When: Friday, January 18, 2013 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Kamloops Convention Centre

Responsible trail enthusiasts, both motorized and non-motorized, have much in common. They have an appreciation for our public and private lands and want to continue to have access to trails so they can enjoy many popular outdoor recreational activities. This free, pre-conference workshop, presented by Horse Council BC and the Outdoor Recreation Council of British Columbia, will attempt to increase the dialogue between all trail user groups with government officials and First Nations.

The afternoon will include presentations by five panelists, followed by roundtable discussions on these five main issues:

Definitions – Shared Use Trails vs. Multi-Use Trails (Misunderstandings through use of words.) Are we all using the same language in trail designations, signage, and interpretations?

Funding -- Are there enough trails? Do we need more and/or better trails? Can we take care of existing trails? Where will more funding come from? By forming partnerships will it help reduce costs, especially for such items as liability insurance? What are the best ways to use volunteer labour - non-profit groups, youth groups such as Scouts, and corporations (through corporate social responsibility programs)?

Respect -- How can we achieve respect-based decision making between user groups? What actions are needed to get along? How can we undo the negative perceptions we have of each other?

Changing landscape – What are the issues related to the changing Forest industry, such as the future of logging roads as trails and new regulations under the proposed Natural Resource Roads Act? What are the issues around resource management and land use planning (ALR)?

Trail standards – Are we all building to the same design and sizes (BC Parks, Crown Lands, Regional Districts and local governments)? What are the constraints of established rules and formal processes? Are our trails accessible?

Seating is very limited. Participants must register by email only to: recreation@hcbc.ca

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