we are focused on sustainability
Making trails better, making better trails.
We believe in a sustainable future. Trails are an invaluable community asset that provide recreational opportunities and connect us with nature. To ensure a sustainable future for our trails requires a balancing of the social, economic and environmental aspects of the Sustainability Equation, as represented in the three leaves of our logo.
Guided by our pursuit of a sustainable future, our goal is to provide cost effective, realistic and relevant strategies to plan new networks and improve existing trails. We work with stakeholders and government to create long term planning strategies that expands socioeconomic opportunity while minimizing impact and mitigating risk.
Avid outdoor enthusiasts, we are passionate about trails.
Our team of professionals hold decades of experience in community & recreation planning, trail design & management, risk assessment and safety planning. We are experienced in stakeholder engagement and community outreach to create long term planning strategies that balance regional needs through sustainable design. Each Trail Holistics team member possesses a number of unique skills, providing a diversified expertise to create inspirational results.
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Our holistic approach begins with the initial Discovery phase in which client objectives are determined and goals are identified. Data is then collected during the field assessment. After analysis of the data set, we create a relevant plan to achieve prioritized goals, set appropriate budgets and create an action plan that fulfills objectives and maximizes potential. Our planning documents aren't made for sitting on a shelf.
During the field assessment, we are able to analyze a number of variables including impact, risk, user pressure and asset identification. The assessment identifies hazards and deficiencies in the network while intimating future potential and opportunities for improvement. Our use of trail counters and a formalized assessment template provide sound methodology to create a base line for empirical data sets. Don't worry, we distill this information into an easy to understand and very usable format.
The analysis of gathered field data leads to the creation of concise planning strategies to manage identified goals. Our summary reports include mapping of assets, slope analysis, deficiencies, potential and areas of concern, providing a baseline for future planning and monitoring. This comprehensive process serves to create effective management plans with clear recommendations, budgets and timelines.
Plan & design
Our planning services include Master Planning, Feasibility Studies, trail surveyance, signage strategies & mapping, slope analysis, bridge and structure 3 D modelling, erosion resistant tread surfaces and integrated safety features.
We are able to improve existing trails or plan entirely new networks that respect social and ecological considerations and include sound risk management strategies.
Our workshops and field training sessions provide the knowledge base and valuable hands-on learning opportunities to increase capacity and improve effectiveness. The graduated training sessions impart current safety, construction and assessment standards, guidelines and techniques for all types of trails. The emphasis is on long term sustainable strategies that minimize impact and mitigate risk.
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