For decades clubs have worked tirelessly across Nova Scotia to create an interconnected trail network. The government of Nova Scotia today tabled a bill with provisions that will help us achieve this goal in two important and specific areas. The Ogden Round Lake Wilderness area has blocked connectivity in Guysbough County since it was designated in the 1990’s.
In Cumberland County the Portapique River Wilderness Area cut off a major OHV/ Snowmobile trail and bridge known locally as the swinging bridge trail. ATVANS and SANS have worked together to ensure government was aware of the importance of both trails to our members.
Amendments to the acts today allow for the Minister to enter into agreements with ATVANS and SANS to manage trails in these two WPA’s that will resolve longstanding local issues and restore OHV use on these two trials.
We continued to meet with staff and Ministers to ensure they are aware of our issues and concerns. Today’s actions by the minister are the fruit of our labour and hard work. We thank the minister for his openness and positive response to our concerns.
“ATVANS supports the organized responsible use of all terrain vehicles and we applaud the government for helping us create a culture of responsible OHV use on managed trails in Nova Scotia while respecting and protecting the environment “said Kevin Lombard President of ATVANS