PROJECTS

Below you'll find a sampling of Trail Holistic projects. 
We are proud to continue to work on a number of new and ongoing projects working with trail associations, communities, municipal and provincial government.
Should you require further details, recent projects or references, please email us at info@trailholistics.com

 
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MOUNT BALDY RESORT

Trail Holistics was hired to create a 15km XC multi use trail network for four season use including: MTB, hiking/running, snowshoeing and fat biking.  Additionally, Trail Holistics was asked to conduct a comprehensive slope analysis and design and layout of a 20km MTB Enduro trail network and provide upgrades to an additional 10km of existing trail.

A comprehensive field assessment was conducted to determine ideal location to accommodate sustainable design and to best fulfill the vision of the resort. A signage plan was delivered and phased construction plans provided including cost projections and potential future expansion opportunities. 

The project was delivered to our client on time and under budget.  A full scale slope assessment determined soil, hydrology and gradient profiles.


Forbidden Plateau Trail Assessment

Trail Holistics was hired to map and assess 65km of trails on the north side of Comox Lake to determine usage, condition and identify areas of concern where erosion and sedimentation are occurring and to identify trail areas in need of repair and/or realignment including prescriptions. The goal of this project was to understand the management needs of the area and determine requirements to mitigate potential water quality impacts to Comox Lake and the Comox Valley drinking water supply area with the results of the assessment serving as the foundation to create a management plan that balances the needs of stakeholders including residents and visitors, government and land owners.

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Valemount bike park

Trail Holistics was hired to conduct a signage audit to assess current risks and from this, create a risk management plan using current standards, guidelines and other provincial requirements. Signage deficiencies and areas of concern were identified and prioritized risk mitigation strategies delivered.  The final signage/ management plan upheld regulatory requirements to ensure Duty to Care. VARDA was also provided a structure assessment template and record keeping protocols.


Greendrop lake trail planning

Trail Holistics was hired by BC parks to assess Greendrop Lake Hiking Trail & Lindeman Lake Hiking Trail (10.5km) to create an itemized scope of work including prescriptions to realign, repair, improve and where required, construct bridges over riparian areas including materials required, georeferenced POI and a prioritized list of concerns.

The final report summarized areas of high concern including risk mitigation planning, evident and potential hazards, and environmental impacts.

A detailed work prescription was created as a tender ready document for future contractor hiring including construction prescriptions, realignments, geo referrenced POI and projected costs.

Support was provided by Trail Holistics in the bid process to secure a capable contractor with preferred rates and appropriate work history for backcountry construction projects.  

 

 

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Forbidden Plateau usage report

Continuing studies on Forbidden Plateau included the deployment of trail counters to report on mountain bike use statistics gathered by Trail Holistics  including high season and low season comparatives. 

The data represents a snapshot of a subset of primary access and exit trails within the Forbidden Plateau riding system, providing insight into the current usage in the Forbidden Plateau area.

Data metrics provide a deeper understanding of user patterns to aid in future planning, anticipating future demands and budgetting appropriately for improvements, repairs, maintenance and potential expansion.

 


Tansky realignment

Trail Holistics was hired by the Province of BC, Ministry of Forests, Recreation Sites and Trails to assess and provide geo referenced field assessment data including a sustainable realignment of the primary entrance into the Tansky Motorized Trail Network on western Vancouver Island. The original trail had become severely eroded due to water damage and posed a hazard to users while failing to accommodate beginner and intermediate riders.

An itemized budget was created including a detailed construction prescription.  The project included stakeholder engagement and on site meetings with BCORMA  - BC Offroad Motorcycle Association.

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MT. CARTIER, REVELSTOKE

Trail Holistics was hired by the Ministry of Forests to work with the Revelstoke Cycling Association to plan and locate the new climbing access trail on Mt Cartier and layout of a series of tiered loops for a range of classifications including green, blue and black diamond trails. Working with the BC Wildfire Service, Trail Holistics provided field training to lead construction on the 5 year project for consecutive seasons with multiple Initial Attack crews.


Trail Holistics continues to work with communities throughout BC to educate and build capacity through a series of workshops aimed at improving approach through professional quality build standards and evolving best management practices. This photo was taken in Cumberland working with the United Riders of Cumberland build crew, the Village of Cumberland and the legendary River Rats to deliver a Level 2 course in Advanced Trail Design & Construction in the spring of 2018.  Trail Holistics is proud to have worked with the community of Cumberland since 2012 and several other communities throughout BC to to build and maintain sustainable trails.  Our workshops include 1) Level 1: the Foundation 2) Level 2: Advanced Design 3) Capacity Building for Communities  Find out more about our workshops  HERE

Trail Holistics continues to work with communities throughout BC to educate and build capacity through a series of workshops aimed at improving approach through professional quality build standards and evolving best management practices. This photo was taken in Cumberland working with the United Riders of Cumberland build crew, the Village of Cumberland and the legendary River Rats to deliver a Level 2 course in Advanced Trail Design & Construction in the spring of 2018.

Trail Holistics is proud to have worked with the community of Cumberland since 2012 and several other communities throughout BC to to build and maintain sustainable trails.

Our workshops include 1) Level 1: the Foundation 2) Level 2: Advanced Design 3) Capacity Building for Communities

Find out more about our workshops HERE