Monitoring & Assessment

All TRCA properties, regardless of the intensity of public use, require annual inspection.

The Monitoring & Assessment team undertakes inventories to identify encroachments, illegal dumping, inappropriate uses, trail hazards, property fencing, trail conditions, and security and safety issues. This information is used by the Greenspace Planning team to develop management plans and master plans, and by the Operations team to determine where maintenance is needed.

Through this program, TRCA identifies, maps and assesses property features such as:

  • Trails
  • Signage
  • Public access locations
  • Encroachments
  • Unauthorized activities such as motorized vehicles and waste dumping
  • Hazardous trees
  • Other public safety hazards on TRCA lands