This is my favourite time of year to be on the trail. The colours are changing, small streams are starting to flow again and it’s a lot cooler for “Hyckling.”

With the permission of TimberWest Forest Company, Mark Woods from Trail Holistics has been out on the land mapping out our proposed new trail network. We should have his final report in about a month. Mark is known around the province for his approach to the development of sustainable trail networks  and working with government and trail societies.

Mark is also partnered with the Cowichan Trail Stewardship Society, teaching and certifying a group of young people in the process of building good trails. Mark will also be offering a weekend trail building workshop in Lake Cowichan in the new year sponsored by the Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society.

As we inch closer to a land use agreement, we hope to capitalize on some major grant funding to hire some of those young trail builders. Our short term goal is to complete two world-class trails in the next 12 months.

For now, we ask you to visit our website and consider becoming a member or making a donation. All membership funds are put towards the construction and maintenance of trails. Fact: it costs approx. $200 to build one meter of trail.

Bob K. Day, (Call/text   250-710-0742)

“Every Forest Deserves a Trail”
Good News! CLTBS is very pleased to share with you that their application to the Mid Island Co-op’s Community Sponsorship & Funding Program has been approved to purchase a much-needed cargo trailer. THANK YOU Mid Island Co-op! More details will follow in a subsequent newsletter. Our team is presently seeking quotes for a new 6′ X 10′, single-axel cargo trailer that will house all of our tools and will be utilized when trail building.