Overview

Engaging Recreationists is a collaborative, on-the-ground project designed to reduce threats to the headwaters (Goal 3) - threats which include the cumulative effects of linear features, such as roads and recreational trails. Through stakeholder engagement, education, community-based social marketing, streambank restoration, and stewardship activities, we are encouraging motorized recreationists to keep wheels out of water and thereby protect our headwaters, water quality, and critical habitat for endangered species (such as westslope cutthroat trout).

The ultimate goal of this project is to engage Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) users in restoring places where they recreate, changing behaviour to reduce their impacts, and becoming environmental stewards.

This project supports important government efforts, and demonstrates how local, multi-stakeholder action can work to effectively restore damaged areas and reduce threats in the watershed.