Ian Reid : Lifetime Achievement Award – 2004

Ian Reid is arguably the ultimate hiking trails expert in this part of Ontario. 2005 marks Ian Reid’s fortieth year of volunteer work on the world famous Bruce Trail. He has been chair of the Iroquoia Club and President of the provincial association and has 25 years as a trail captain to his credit. Indeed he wrote the first edition of the Trail Maintenance Handbook in the late 1970s.

Ian has been an effective and tireless advocate for new trail construction and on-going maintenance and has played a significant role for decades in the acquisition of trail properties. For example, through his personal efforts, Dundas acquired the sections necessary to complete the Yellow Diamond Trail along Spencer Creek.

Ian has also been very active in the Conserver Society and the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club. In the latter, he was an active member of the sanctuary committee from 1970 to 2004. His contributions have always been carefully considered and pertinent, consistent and reliable.

Ian has truly shared his passion for the protection of the natural environment by ensuring public access through both trail development and the strengthening of the volunteer organizations who share his commitment.