The land use agreement between Mosaic Forest Management and the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) has been renewed, allowing non-motorized recreation on Mosaic’s private forest lands near Cumberland.
The Cumberland Trail Network is an extensive, multi-use trail network shared by mountain bikers, hikers, and trail runners. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was also signed between Mosaic, Manulife Investment Management, the Village of Cumberland, and UROC to guide the activities for all associated lands in this area.
The United Riders of Cumberland is a registered non-profit society that manages and advocates for the Cumberland Trail Network.
“This access agreement means the community can continue to enjoy the Cumberland trails that are a showcase for this region,” said Dougal Browne, Eexecutive director of UROC. “In co-ordination with Mosaic, we communicate with our network of trail users about things like trail conditions, forestry operations, and wildfire risk to ensure trails are safe for non-motorized use.”
The announcement will benefit the village as a whole, as the trails are a tourist destination for mountain bikers and hikers alike.
“Our MOU with Mosaic, Manulife Investment Management and UROC demonstrates the benefit of collaborating on recreational access to the Cumberland Trail Network to the benefit of our residents and visitors,” said Cumberland Mayor Vickey Brown.