If you’re a subscriber to our newsletter — and if you’re not, you should be — we’ve been running a series of articles breaking down the rather complex elements of Kananaskis Country. The May newsletter featured an article on the Kananaskis Country Public Land Use Zone.
Friends Advisory Council Member Alf Skrastins pointed out we forgot to mention something in the article. While we noted the Greater Bragg Creek Trail Association’s work in the PLUZ in creating their 130 km trail network. But as Alf pointed out, we neglected to mention:
- the officially authorized trails that are constructed and maintained on Moose Mountain by the Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society (MMBTS) and
- the trails between Moose Mountain and West Bragg Creek which are built an maintained by the Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance (CMBA). They look after about 70km of trails.
Each of these groups had to go through the same process as the GBCTA in arranging complex Land Use agreements.
He also noted that there are also Parks maintained trails in the same area, including Tom Snow, Sulphur Springs, Elbow Trail, etc. While some of these exist partially on bits of Park land, most lie within the KC-PLUZ.
The total visits to the WBC/Moose Mountain trails exceeds trail use in all of the rest of the KC-PLUZ.
We apologize to the MMBTS and CMBA for these omissions.