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.