We are excited to introduce to you our newest society in town, the Salmo Valley

Trail Society! We hope to create, enhance, and preserve great trail experiences for

all walks of life.

The purpose of the Salmo Valley Trail Society, as defined in our constitution is:

(a) to develop, maintain and promote recreational trails and trail networks in and

around the communities of Salmo and Ymir for non-motorized activities including

walking, hiking, biking, equestrian, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing;

(b) to develop, maintain and promote facilities that support learning and

progression for non-motorized activities including walking, hiking, biking,

equestrian, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing;

(c) to work cooperatively with other trail user groups to support mutual trail

opportunities where compatible and manage user conflicts where they arise.

We live in such an amazing valley full of potential to get out and explore nature at

its finest. Healthy lifestyles are worth promoting and we believe that by joining our

society and supporting us you will be supporting health and wellness for many, for

years to come.  As well as the health benefits, it will provide a sense of community

which is a bonus. With the development of recreational trails the Salmo Valley could

become a recreational trail destination, bringing in tourism revenue and helping

support a healthy economy.

Successful trail systems involve collaboration between land managers, volunteer

groups, and other local stakeholders, such as businesses, private landowners,

environmental organizations and community leaders.  Our approach to advocacy

and organizing will be based on building coalitions amongst players like these.

As a society we wish to encourage volunteer trail-work participation, cooperation

among different trail user groups, low impact mountain bike riding, and innovative

trail management solutions.

We look forward to working with the communities of Salmo & Ymir as well as all

involved stakeholders to get this society up and running and to get people out and

into our beautiful surroundings.