Salmon Trail preservation planned

Lumby council has approved strategic priorities for maintenance of the Salmon Trail

Rules are in place to ensure the integrity of a popular Lumby park.

Council has approved strategic priorities for maintenance of the Salmon Trail.

“We want to keep it as natural as possible but keep it maintained,” said Mayor Kevin Acton.

The policy calls for regular inspections throughout the season to review overall safety and infrastructure.

Safety hazards will be addressed immediately either through repair or closure of the trail.

One issue that has surfaced is the poor health of some trees along the trail.

“We have included it in the budget to have those trees removed before they hurt somebody,” said Acton.

The policy states that if a tree falls over the trail and cannot be easily removed, a gap will be cut to allow for passage.

Trees will be allowed to grow over the Salmon Trail to create a tree canopy but will be trimmed to a height of four metres above the ground so maintenance vehicles can access the path.