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Volunteer recruitment for this project is now full. We still have spots open for Visitation Monitoring project – and could really use more volunteers to help with that great project.
The Public Land – Backcountry Trails team needs your help in collecting trail, sign, and infrastructure inventory on designated trails in the Kananaskis Country – Public Land Use Zone. This opportunity includes hiking an assigned trail with a partner or group of friends. You will be provided a tablet to GPS track the trail as well as identify signage and infrastructure locations and its condition.
This information will help the Backcountry team inventory the trail conditions of selected designated trails on public land, where signage is missing or outdated, as well as where the infrastructure is and if it is functioning or needing repairs/maintenance. This information will help the Backcountry team identify where they should deploy their team in order to prioritize improvement projects.
Training: We are recruiting volunteers to help with this project. Volunteers will be trained on how to use the tablet and gather the data in a consistent manner.
A one-hour training session will be offered on June 11 at 3:00pm at the Canmore Nordic Centre – following Trails Fest.
Project Dates: This project will occur from June 24 – July 10. Selected trails will be offered to volunteers for inventorying between these dates. List of selected trails to be inventoried will be shared at the June 11 training.
Sign Up: Interested in hiking and inventorying trails between June 24 – July 10! Sign up HERE.