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Mission Statement - About Us - Shuswap Trail Alliance

The Vision. . .

To foster a healthy, engaged community in the Shuswap Region – economic/environmental/social – through well designed, maintained, and promoted trails connecting people, culture, and landscape; and to do so through collaboration, stewardship, fiscal responsibility, and economic development. (Updated: January 2014)

And the Mission. . . 

THE PURPOSE OF THE SHUSWAP TRAIL ALLIANCE IS to develop, operate, maintain, and promote a network of non-motorized trails, waterway and hut-to-hut routes throughout the Shuswap watershed region in the Province of British Columbia for educational, recreational, economic, and environmental benefit to the public, and to do so collaboratively through community partnerships.

Shuswap Hut and Trail Alliance - Full Mission Statement and Strategic Goals

And our Shuswap Trails Hut-to-Hut Vision... 

(Here's one of the founding concepts that got the region motivated to work together. Its ambitious, but little by little the connections are being made) ... to create an internationally recognized land and marine trail system that provides an experience comparable to the Appalachian Trail in the United States or the Bruce Trail in Ontario. Characterized as an “Appalachian style” network of cross-country hiking, biking, ski, snowshoe, and equestrian trail routes – overnight facilities are envisioned that link existing accommodations, bed and breakfast operations, campgrounds, and resorts with a series of discrete backcountry wilderness cabins – creating opportunities for a point-to-point (or hut-to-hut) style outdoor travel experience immersed in the natural landscape of the Shuswap.

 

 

 
What's New
The Shuswap Outdoor Learning Foundation Dance, Fundraiser, Silent Auction, and Gear Swap
Fri Sep 30, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
@ SASCU Recreation Centre
How about a fun evening of dancing and socializing while supporting the
growth of outdoor learning in the Shuswap?
Cemetery Clean-up, Open House & Luncheon
Sat Oct 1, 2016   10:00 am - 2:00 pm
@ Cemetary - Lower Reserve
Come join the Adams Lake and Neskonlith Bands for a Volunteer Clean-up of the lower reserve Cemetery, followed by an Open House and a Luncheon.
Shuswap Naturalist/SABNES Invasive Weed Pull
Wed Oct 5, 2016 @ 8:45 am
@ Brighouse Nature Centre
Come join Shuswap Naturalist/SABNES for an Invasive Species Weed Pull on the SABNES Lakeshore Trail Wednesday, Oct. 5th. Meet at the Brighouse Nature Centre in the Wharf Parking Lot at 8:45
White Lake Lift and Plant
Wed Oct 12, 2016   1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
@ Massey's Property
Work day purpose: To pull up the benthic barrier placed in the spring (in four locations on Little White Lake), and plant native species in the patches. Next spring they will treat more patches (cut the plant way back and remove all vegetation matter from the area) and place the matting in the new treatment plot.
Trail-Mix: Artists, photographers, and guides explore the Shuswap in latest gallery exhibition
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
News Release July 5, 2016   Trail-Mix: Artists, photographers, and guides explore the Shuswap in latest gallery exhibition   The Shuswap, British Columbia - The latest project from the Shuswap District Arts Council joins forces with the Shuswap Trail Alliance to bring together over 40 participating contributors in a remarkable exploration of the Shuswap natural and cultural landscape through its diverse trail system.
Brand new Pocket Park gets kids out on bikes and trails
Friday, May 20, 2016
News Release May 20, 2016   Brand new Pocket Park gets kids out on bikes and trails   The Shuswap, British Columbia - It's official! The brand new CSRD Mt Tuam Community Bike Park is open in Blind Bay. The pocket park, funded and built by CSRD Parks in collaboration with the Shuswap Trail Alliance, is the perfect play spot for novice mountain bikers to practice riding on trails with a short easy green loop and a slightly more challenging but still short blue loop, plus an up trail to get you back to the start to try again.
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