I’m a trail builder and would like to work with UROC on building a trail
We encourage trail builders to work with us while making the network a sustainable, functional, fun and an overall elevated experience in the forest. You can be part of the trail building process from the trail application right through to the final opening of the trail. We will help you gain the experience to be part of a trail build or help facilitate the project through every step. Contact UROC on: firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to build a trail, but I’ve never done it before.
If you haven’t built a trail before, but you want to be involved UROC always has many projects on the go. By volunteering and spending time with us you will find out what is involved in taking on a build and the scale of commitment it will entail. UROC helps facilitate trail planning, laying out, GPS’ing your line, applying for approval from the landowners. We’ll get you going with the right tools, any materials and additional workforce to meet all the challenges ahead of you.
Can I go in and start working on any trails anytime?
You should always check in with UROC before you consider working on any trail. We ask you not to move dirt, build features or blaze in new sections of trail without checking in with UROC. This is called significant trail works and we ask you not to carry out significant trail works. The best thing you can do is contact UROC on: email@example.com
What is significant trail works?
Any building or construction of new trail without permission from the landowners.
For existing trail, re-routes, tree root or embedded rock removal, building features or structures, major drainage work, or any other trail alteration.
If you are using a chainsaw or axe, you are probably doing “significant trail work”.
If you are moving a lot of dirt, you are probably doing “significant trail work”.
Clearing deadfall on a non-existing trail is “significant trail work”
Clearing deadfall or other debris/obstacles, brushing or addressing minor drainage issues on existing trails is not “significant trail work”.
Why do we need to ask first to build a trail?
The trail network exists on privately owned land.
Unauthorized trail work on that private land could jeopardize the access agreement UROC has attained with the landowners.
In addition to trail building and maintenance, this access agreement allows us to have vehicle access for trail work, have a paid trail crew, apply for government funding, and host events.
Our collective stewardship of the trails is crucial to maintaining the reputation of the mountain bike and trail user community.
Failure to follow the builder guidelines potentially jeopardizes access to the trail network for everyone.
In cases of unauthorized trail building, the builder could be held liable. UROC insurance may not apply. It is possible the builder/s would be asked to pay for the restoration of the line.
UROC takes unauthorized trail work seriously. UROC is obliged to decommission any unauthorized trail building and report circumstances to the landowners. The landowners may consider issuing fines or take legal action against the offenders.
The trail network is becoming denser and there is a need to be strategic about new trail construction.
Are there good and bad places to build a trail?<br>
Throughout the years the Cumberland network has started to see some areas that identify with different user groups and riding interests, this is largely due to the terrain characteristics and the type of trails built. We have learned over time where the bad places and the good places to build are, where the wet patches are, where watershed exists, different landowner boundaries, or the landowners are next harvesting timber. We also know what character of trails would enhance or add to the trail network. We can save you a lot of time and effort. Contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Builder guidelines and maintenance
The United Riders of Cumberland works with the planning and construction guidelines and trail application process published in 2020.
Any new builds or significant trail work guidelines as published in 2020.
The United Riders of Cumberland works from and maintains trails to the Whistler trail standards.
Tomorrow, July 30th marks the 44th consecutive day with no rain for most of the southern weather stations in the Coastal Wildfire Centre. This persistent lack of rain is causing our natural areas to dry out, and the probability of ignition and the rate at which a fire could spread have greatly increased. The late June and early July heat dome, which saw temperatures reach 40o C, amplified these issues and the forests are in extreme drought and stress as a result. With no significant precipitation in the forecast and wildfire danger ratings at local stations already at Extreme, all users of the Cumberland trails are asked to be extra cautious and vigilant while recreating in the trail system.
To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour that could start a wildfire in B.C. please call 1 800 663-5555 or (*5555 from a cell phone)
All calls are answered by B.C. wildfire service staff at the provincial wildfire reporting centre....
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