Access Near Aquatic Trails

A Guide to Sensitive Planning, Design and Management

Where environmental values are high and encroachment would be particularly damaging, access may have to be controlled, limited or even restricted. Where access to aquatic areas is appropriate, it demands careful planning, design and management.

This document, another in the Stewardship Series, provides a guide to balancing conservation with planning, design and management of access near aquatic areas. It focuses on settlement lands and is intended for use by municipal and regional parks planners and staff, landscape architects, consultants, field staff of environmental agencies, and community conservation groups. It will also be of interest to individual land owners with environmentally sensitive lands who need to manage access issues on private property

 

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