Risk Management

Risk is a reality for every individual and organization. Anyone who serves on the board of a not-for-profit trail group quickly learns that things don’t always run smoothly. Board members work hard with volunteers to have an organization that earns the support of members, donors, funding agencies, trail users and other stakeholders. But this is not easy! 

Risk takes many forms but, essentially, is anything that affects a trail group’s ability to meet its objectives and preserve its reputation. Trail groups are more likely to consistently meet their objectives when they have effective processes for identifying and managing risks. NS Trails is committed to helping its members learn how risks can be identified and managed.

All members are asked to familiarize themselves with the guidelines listed in the NS Trails Risk Management Policy. 

Additional resources related to risk management can be found below:

Risk Management Overview Presentation

Risk Management Planning Document

Construction Standards for Multiuse Trail on Abandoned Rail Corridor

DNR Trail Maintenance Report

Private Landowner Agreement

Legal Assist

Incident Report Form

Incident Reporting Procedures

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