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FIRST JOURNEY TRAILS
At the Forefront of Trail Design & Construction
Certified Trail Planner by the Province of British Columbia
Though our primary field of expertise is the design and construction of mountain bike facilities, we offer a comprehensive list of recreational services. Satisfied clients include: municipalities, mountain bike clubs, Ministry of Recreation Sites & Trails, First Nations, and private landowners. Thomas Schoen has been building trails since 1998 in the Interior of BC. In 2009 First Journey Consulting entered into a trailbuilding agreement with the District of Wells and carried out the construction of the areas’ new multi-use trail network.
Since 2009 First Journey Consulting has authored numerous trail-planing documents and trail-network masterplans including the masterplan for the Williams Lake Westsyde network, the Desous Mountain Masterplan, the Soda Creek and Deep Creek networks and the Williams Lake Indian Band trail networks.
We specialize in Trail Network Masterplans, community network development, stakeholder consultations, trail building workshops and First Nation's MTB development projects. FJT offers award winning tourism development and consultation background and non-profit management expertise.
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Thomas (First Journey Trails) has repeatedly shown the benefits of working closely with Land Managers and fully understands the requirements to ensure all stakeholders are accounted for and has taken this message even further by educating user groups that it leads to a more efficient project if you identify and deal with the issues up front, instead of putting out fires as you go. This is made evident in the detailed plans that have been submitted to our program, which fully outlined exactly what was to be undertaken in the field setting.
Tom is an accomplished trail builder, project planner and expert craftsman. The completion of the Williams Lake Cycling Club's recent project, the Snakes and Ladders rebuild, could not have been done without him. With over 10 kilometres of flowy single track that features countless berms, multiple jumps and unique wood structures, Snakes and Ladders provides a testament to both his professionalism and creativity. Thomas was the project coordinator,a planner and one of the primary builders on the project and his expertise was evident in all phases of the build.
Desi Cheverie, MFLNR District Rec Officer
Shawn Lewis, President WLCC
The PGCC believes that First Journey had a positive impact on the mountain bike community in Prince George, and wholeheartedly recommends the company, and Thomas, to any organizations seeking trail work.
Thomas has proven to have a sound ability in Trail planning by providing RSTBC with a comprehensive trail development plan.
Liam Baker, Prince George Cycling Club
Kurt Williams, Rec Sites and Trails BC
Thomas is an expert trail builder and project coordinator. He's able to accomplish tasks quickly and efficiently within budget, and his creativity allows him to create long-lasting, interesting trails.
Sundance Topham, CEO Village of Cumberland
Get in touch with First Journey Trails to learn more about our services. Think you've got what it takes to become a team member, we want to hear from you. Are you representing local government or a First Nations community, we would love to discuss the many benefits of trail development.