The credo of the Singletrack to Success project was "building a destination, one trail at a time". Its goals were to facilitate the development of adventure recreation and tourism in Carcross, get First Nation youth working on their ancestral lands, and put a modern spin on the cultural and historical connections between the Carcross/Tagish people and trails. It was not insignificant that there was that historical tie to deriving economic benefit from trails. There was definitely resistance and opposition to the idea of trail development in the early years, but the central tenets of youth employment and cultural relevance prevailed. Over time, as more and more youth benefited from the Project, that resistance gave way to acceptance and even pride. The project was presented as a model of "Singletrack for Social Change" at last year's IMBA World Summit. Jane Koepke titled her talk, "Building a Nation, One Trail at a Time" to signify the broader benefits of the Project.