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2. Roles, Responsibilities, Structures and Relationships  - Download

  • Trail Managers
    • Role of Trail Managers
    • Responsibilities of Trail Managers
  • Trail Organizations
    • Local Trail Organizations
    • Responsibilities
    • Tourism Affiliated Organizations
    • Responsibilities
    • County and Municipal Governments
    • Responsibilities
    • Conservation Authorities, Provincial and Federal Government and Land Managing Agencies
    • Responsibilities
    • Ontario Trails Council
    • Responsibilities
  • 2.3 Key Stakeholders
    • Possible ‘Stakeholders'

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3. Landowner Relations - Download

  • Where to Start?
  • Keys to Successful Landowner Relations

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4. Dealing With Risk Management - Download

  • Key Elements of a Risk Management Plan
  • Sample Trail Inspection Report (shown on page 11)
  • Steps in the Risk Management Process

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5. Design Standards - Download

  • Trail Use
  • Trail Classification
  • Trail Format
  • Design Details
  • Trail Construction
  • Surface
  • Width
  • Grade
  • Height
  • Trail Development Strategy
  • Introduction
  • Standards

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6. Environmental Considerations - Download

  • Environment and Trail Design
  • Environment and Construction/Maintenance

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7. Trail Funding - Download

  • Core Activities for BGTN
  • Core Activities for Local Trail Organizations and Regional Clubs
  • Table 1
  • Current Sources of Funding
  • Future Sources of Funding
  • Development Funding
  • Sponsorship & Fundraising
  • Municipal Support
  • Membership
  • Table 2

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8. Trail Inventory - Download

  • Inventory Tips
  • What to Look For

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9. Trail Etiquette - Download

  • BGTN’s Trail Etiquette Code
  • Etiquette Codes of Other Groups

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10. Volunteers - Download

  • Volunteer Trail Jobs
  • Where to Look for Volunteers
  • Dealing with Volunteers

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11. Other Trail Resources - Download

12. Sources - Download

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13. Appendix I: BGTN Background - Download

  • The Bruce-Grey Trail Network’s Roles and Responsibilities
  • The Bruce-Grey Trail Network’s Structure
  • The Bruce-Grey Trail Network’s Relationships

14. Appendix II: Owen Sound To Meaford Trail Brochure - Download


15. Appendix III: Trail Signage Recommendations - Download

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