Trails Strategy Coordinating Group
The Trails Strategy Coordinating Group (TSCG) was formed in early 2020 by NS Trails and the the provincial government Interdepartmental Committee on Trails (ICT). The TSCG is responsible for developing an approach to monitor and measure progress on the Shared Strategy for Trails in Nova Scotia. It will share the results and successes to keep the entire trails community informed, motivated and moving forward together. The strategy is ambitious, but with strong leadership it will guide the trails community to successfully realize its vision for trails which contribute to the quality of life of all Nova Scotians. Click here to download a PowerPoint presentation of the group’s progress to date.
Membership on the TSCG is broad based and diverse and representative of the full spectrum of the trails community:
Beth Pattillo, NS Trails
Janet Barlow, Hike NS
Sandy Hamilton, Dynamite Trail
Corey Robar, ATV Association of Nova Scotia
Stan Slack, Snowmobile Association of Nova Scotia
Robin Norrie, Communities, Culture and Heritage
Tara Crandlemere, NS Department of Land and Forestry
Helen Smith, Nova Scotia Environment
Adam Gould, Union of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq
Justin Fiddes, Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
Brittany Brydon, Town of Berwick
Angela Morin, Trans Canada Trail
Hilary Paquet, Municipality of Colchester
Bekah Craik, West Hants Regional Municipality
The TSCG is meeting biweekly via video conferencing. They have prioritized the goals of the Shared Trails Strategy into 3 primary areas: Understanding our Trails and Systems, Promoting Our Trails, and Strengthening Funding Models.
TSCG Online Meeting – August 6th, 2020
The TSCG conducts an evaluation following each of its meetings. A broader evaluation of the group’s progress and impact is set to be implemented in September 2020 (see below).
Additional TSCG Documents:
Shared Strategy for Trails in Nova Scotia
The first Shared Strategy for Trails in Nova Scotia was officially released on August 6th, 2019. The strategy reflects the shared vision and actions of the trails community, led by the Nova Scotia Trails Federation, businesses, landowners, Mi’kmaq communities and different levels of government.
Together, we’re working toward 4 shared goals:
- strengthening alignment, leadership and collaboration trail development
- expanding supports for trail development and management
- improving planning for trails
- increasing trail use
Download the PDF in English or French:
Trails Strategy Development Background: