Carp Barrens Trail Study

Carp Barrens Trail Study

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Friends of the Carp Hills (FCH)

Project Start Date: 2019


The study’s purpose is to provide information about the impact of unauthorized trails constructed for mountain bike use and also used by hikers: should they be closed, moved, made official, limited to seasonal use, etc. A report will identify any trail locations that pose a risk to the ecology of the area, describe the risk or issue, and recommend how it can be mitigated to protect species; e.g. close the trail, modify the trail, move part of the trail, allow seasonal use, etc. This information will be provided to the City of Ottawa for consideration.

The focus of the assessment will be the land around the trails with respect to nesting birds (particularly ground nesters like whip-poor-will and common nighthawk), turtles (basking and nesting areas), rare plants, and any other habitat issues.


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Project entered on: August 17, 2019 at 12:12 pm

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