Metro Vancouver implements LSCR Trails Strategic PlanMetro Vancouver implements LSCR Trails Strategic Plan<div class="ExternalClassD34F15EA591C4D3DAC5A2359DD33EDAB"><p>​Metro Vancouver is implementing a new strategic plan for the trails in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR), a spectacular 5,668-hectare forest valley in the North Shore Mountains.</p><p>The LSCR Trails Strategic Plan provides direction for the future of about 100 kilometres of trails, primarily used for walking, hiking, cycling and horseback riding. The area is downstream of the Seymour Reservoir and catchment area, which is closed to the public to protect the region’s drinking water supply.</p><p>As part of its role in managing the LSCR, Metro Vancouver works to balance the protection of our sensitive ecosystems with increasing recreational uses. Over the past 15 years, recreation has increased significantly in the LSCR, with an estimated 500,000 visitors annually – up from 300,000 in 2004. According to a 2011 <em>Regional Outdoor Recreation Opportunities Study</em> for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District, 92 percent of residents walk or hike for pleasure or exercise.</p><p>The LSCR Trails Strategic Plan aims to respond to the rising recreational use and variety of activities, while integrating trail management practices and established recommendations to guide improvements to the trail network over the coming years. This guiding document draws from research conducted over the past 14 years.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue53-lscr.jpg2019-05-30T07:00:00ZGP0|#c4dd45d8-005a-4f30-8c92-165fffce9953;L0|#0c4dd45d8-005a-4f30-8c92-165fffce9953|Issue 53;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass9577DE23218F4D75ACB01B6A117C11C5"><p>​Metro Vancouver is implementing a new strategic plan for the trails in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR), a spectacular 5,668-hectare forest valley in the North Shore Mountains.</p></div>0