The Kootenay Columbia Trails Society is a registered non-profit society, based in Rossland BC, funded by and serving the communities of the Greater Trail region. We exist to manage, maintain, and develop a regional network of recreational trails for the variety of self-propelled trail users. These trails serve as a popular amenity for local residents, and as a significant draw for visitors. The Society is governed by a dedicated volunteer board, and operations are carried out by an experienced and passionate professional trails manager and trail crew. Most of our trails are located on private property, and public access is only made possible by the generous cooperation of the landowners, who enter into insured agreements with the Society. Our model of sustained public funding, access to private land, and professional management and maintenance, is one which many communities would like to emulate, and we willingly share our experience.