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    Dufferin Forest (aka Mansfield) Management Plan Update

    First off, thanks you to everyone that completed the survey for the Management Plan. The results were excellent!
    Quick numbers:
    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. The number to call is 1-877-941-7787. If we could keep this going by phoning in that would be a great help. 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.

    ****Update on the update****

    One of our members has called the number for public input and he was told that it is best to e-mail comments to the Forestry Manager at:

    forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com
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    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DVGS75J

    I talked to Caroline, and she mentioned to fill in the Survey as well. Main reason is that she prefers to have a written record of the comments and suggestions.
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    Dufferin Forest (aka Mansfield) Management Plan Update

    Also , a big thanks to Igor from IMBA who's been doing a great job representing us at the meetings.


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    Completely agree with Crash and Burn. Igor has been doing a great job for us and we appreciate the efforts of IMBA. Since starting all of this I have been exposed to a lot more of the political and social aspects of trail use/development/stewardship/ownership/membership and preservation. From this I have come to the belief that if you are a mountain biker that enjoys riding anywhere and everywhere (from Dufferin to Albion hills to Simcoe, Squamish, Flagstaff,Sedona, Moab, ....you get the idea) you should join at least one club and if you can't decide on that, then join IMBA. Just support someone in some way. As a huge network, every club or organization or IMBA Canada & USA are in some way responsible for where you are riding, so some support isn't a bad idea no matter who it is directed towards.
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    Well said Hekler
    thanks for getting all this info out there and spearheading the drive to get people to fill out the survey
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    you guys are doing awesome work in duff. survey filled out.
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