First off, thanks you to everyone that completed the survey for the Management Plan. The results were excellent!
Primary use question: Mountain Biking:404, Equestrian: 198, Hiking: 95
Secondary use: Hiking:220, Mountain Biking:149, Equestrian:71
From these results it is quite clear that mountain biking is the prime activity in the Dufferin Forest main tract.
The County is now requesting public input by phone and e-mail. The best way is to e-mail your input to firstname.lastname@example.org The main focus is to generate more biking/hiking trails and have the existing single track designated as a MTB and hiking trail and keep the equestrians to the double track (which is currently marked for them).
If interested here is the info for the public meetings regarding the Management Plan.
The next meeting of the Advisory Team will be April 15, 7pm at the Sutton Room, 55 Zina Street, Orangeville to discuss the draft forest management plan (this is open to the public, but not for comment). Public open houses to review the draft forest management plan will be May 9, 3-8pm at the Sutton Room and May 10, 10am-4pm at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives.
A good show from the MTB community would be beneficial.
Thanks again for your help! See you out there, Johnny
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