We thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their financial support to our membership development and land stewardship programs.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
The Bruce Trail Conservancy has volunteers who manage Landowner Relations. These volunteers are vital for the success of the BTC.
What is the role of the Landowner Relations Directors?
The Bruce Trail's Optimum Route (OR) follows the natural edge of the Niagara Escarpment from Queenston in Niagara Falls to Tobermory.
How much of the Bruce Trail OR is on private property?
As 29% of the Bruce Trail is on private property, hikers should always be respectful of those Landowners who allow the Trail to cross their land.
Landowners along the Bruce Trail are:
To ensure that the Bruce Trail can stay on private property. Landowner concerns are dealt with as soon as possible.
What is the most common concern raised by landowners?
There are several ways for the Landowner to provide permission to the BTC for the Trail to cross their property.
What is it called when permission is given for the Bruce Trail without a contract being signed?
There are many ways Landowners can give permanent access to their property to the Bruce Trail Conservancy.
What is the most common and highest level of securement?
The BTC wants to conserve a 300 meter conservation corridor along the Niagara Escarpment. Sometimes this means securing small pieces of land at a time.
A partial piece of a property can be donated or purchased by the BTC?
The BTC wants to work with all Landowners to make sure their needs are met as well as those of the BTC.
However, there is no way to continue living on the land or provide access to and use of the property after the title has been given to the BTC.
In some cases people will leave their land to the BTC, either in part or in its entirety.
When the BTC is named as a beneficiary in a will, this is called?
A relatively new approach to securing land is to create neighbourhood “small” projects within Club areas.
These small projects are considered to be ___________ by the landowners?
License agreements are a legally binding contract that gives someone permission to do a certain activity or to use certain property owned by someone else.
A license agreement has a maximum term of:
A right-of-way is useful if the length of Trail required is very small or establishes a small connection over private land between one parcel and another or if purchasing the land for a particular section of the Optimum Route is cost prohibitive.
To have a legal right-of-way the BTC must be the ________ tenement.