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our services

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Signage Planning
  • Expansion Planning
  • Assessment
  • Inventory Assets 
  • Trail Counter Deployment
  • Prioritized recommendations & timelines
  • Training & Education Programs
  • Strategic Planning Workshops
  • Asset Management
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management 
  • Impact Mitigation
  • Signage & Mapping
  • Realignment and Restoration
  • Structure Rendering & Implementation
  • Build, Design & Improve
  • aMTB Design & Build

our process

Using current industry standards & guidelines and Provincial regulations, we initiate a comprehensive process to plan new networks or improve existing trails. 
We create world class trail networks while effectively managing risk and improving sustainability.

Phase I: Goals and Objectives
The first step is to meet with our client to understand the goals and objectives. This provides a better understanding where issues and opportunities lie and how to best plan the scope work.  Where to begin is often a challenge in itself.

Phase II: Field Study
Once we understand our clients’ needs, we then offer an array of solutions that target objectives, beginning with a field assessment to identify risks, impacts and opportunities for improvement.
We create concise maps that inventory assets and identify varied points of interest. 
Through the deployment of trail counters we are able to determine patterns of use and create prioritized action plans to concentrate resources for phased improvements.  Slope assessment & geotechnical analysis identify drainages, soil conditions, potential instability, gradient and desirable areas for expansion.

Phase III: Strategic Planning
Once the field work is complete, we ensure success for our clients by providing succinct action plans including cost projections and management strategies that minimize risk and improve sustainability.  Our support documentation aims to create practical, relevant and 'useable' reports that include contractor ready tender documents with specific prescriptions.

inventory, analyse & assess

We map, inventory and assess trails and specific assets to provide a physical overview of the current status using an objective set of criteria.
Following this comprehensive assessment, we work create a relevant planning strategy that targets determined objectives through long term, cost effective means.
Using budgets provided, phased action plans are then developed.

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our tools & methodology

Data is gathered through the use of formalized field assessments that utilize current industry standards, guidelines and regulations.

We assess Risk & Impact to prioritize action plans including future recommendations and implementation timelines.


Field tagging of assets

Using proprietary material that is flexible, UV resistant and resilient enough to withstand the elements, we numerically tag assets for inspection reference.  In the ever-increasing need to inspect and document structure to create a reasonable and defensible Standard of Care, these serve as an effective tool to manage risk.


trail counters

We utilize game cameras, electromagnetic and beam activated trail counters to determine user pressure and patterns of usage to identify areas of concern and prioritize action plans. Often there is a knowledge gap when it comes to effective deployment and data analysis to fully utilize the complex software associated with these counters. We have extensive experience in this field to ensure effective results to discern the data set accordingly. From this data we are able to determine a clear picture of usage & impact. 

planning strategies

We work closely with our clients to create a vision and from this, derive an effective planning process that fulfills this vision.
We offer strategic planning services that bring your vision to reality using tried and tested methods while analyzing the best available data.  Our strategic approach aspires to be relevant and realistic, providing practical, real world planning to minimize maintenance and construction costs while improving user experience to meet defined goals & identified objectives.

 

plan, design, construction & project management

From trail restoration to planning of new trails & networks, we are project management experts.

We improve, construct and design all trail types including restoration, reclamation, realignment, signage, kiosk, bridge and structure design. To manage the complexities of costs and ensure phased development is on time and under budget, we provide project management services to support our clients' vision.

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For more information on our Education programs & Field Training,
please visit our Education page.