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Trail Resource Library

On July 15th, 2022, the Trail Research Hub acquired the collections housed within the Trent-Fleming Trail Studies Unit's Resource Library. 

The Library includes over 3400 references on all aspects of trails, including: Trail research articles, briefing notes and summaries; Trail planning and management documents; Trail guidebooks and brochures; and, a sub-collection of trail design and management manuals.

Through our partnership with the Canadian Trails Federation, we are excited to continue to develop the Trail Resource Library. Our initial efforts will focus on digitizing its contents, and converting it into an accessible and useable online trail resource library, where independent academic programs, industry stakeholders, municipalities and consultants will be able to access, use, collaborate on, and contribute to, the materials housed within while supporting the continued growth
and long-term viability of the Canadian trails sector.

In updating the Library, we aim to expand on the extensive materials already housed within the collection and to broaden the scope of its' collections to include: Academic Publications (journal articles, thesis research, and research reports) on Trail-related topics; Trail-based legislation;
Economic Impact studies of Trails; Community Engagement in Trails; 
Trail Tourism and Trail-Based Recreation Planning; and, more.


The History of The Trail Resource Library and the Hub's Acquisition of the Collection

On Friday July 15th, 2022, the Trail Research Hub acquired the Resource Library curated by the Trent-Fleming Trail Studies Unit. From 1992 until his retirement, Professor Emeritus John Marsh, PhD founded and subsequently ran the Trent-Fleming Trail Studies Unit at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario which officially closed on July 1st of this year ....

The Trail Research Hub and CTF partner
to develop Trail Resource Library

As previously announced, in April 2022, the Trail Research Hub and the Canadian Trails Federation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the aim of bringing together leaders in trail development and facilitating partnerships with educational institutions to grow trail-based research and evidence-based practice to support the professionalization of the Canadian Trails sector ...


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