I'm thinking that one day, the RBG will be able to have roads that cut through sensitive natural areas repurposed “to create a balance between sensitive species, habitat protection, outdoor education and community enjoyment." In the meantime, bet on less hiking trails, a notion I first encountered here, and support in principle for the sake of restoration, but if we want to talk habitat disruption/restoration, Cootes Drive is a much much larger problem.
The Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) plans to protect sensitive plant and animal habitat by creating no-go zones in its 900 hectares of natural land.
Details will be presented Wednesday at an open house from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of the RBG Centre, 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington.
Officials say the most visible initiative of its natural lands stewardship plan will be establishing special protection areas and “repurposing” the 25-kilometre trail network “to create a balance between sensitive species, habitat protection, outdoor education and community enjoyment.”http://www.thespec.com/News/BreakingNews/article/734251