The unofficial trail network that has developed over the years is having a significant environmental impact on sensitive habitats in this conservation park. To address this issue, we are seeking to reduce the overall negative impacts on the Park’s ecological health, while improving the trail network to meet user needs. This exercise will help us to do the following:
We have held several workshops and sessions with Gatineau Park users, interest groups, stakeholders, resident associations and elected officials to share information and find solutions to reduce the environmental impact caused by the use of unofficial trails.
We will report on the changes to be made in the Park’s trail network following the winter 2017 public consultations. Stay tuned.
The results of these consultations will also inform the review of the 2005 Gatineau Park Master Plan, due to begin in 2017.