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BC Parks Releases Day-Use Pass Plan for 2021

BC Parks released plans for day-use passes in some parks again this year. Our first impression is that they listened to us in part since they removed the pilot project from Cypress and Seymour parks. However, by reinstating the pilot project they have not explained why the program is actually required. Our best guess is that the park employees don't want to deal with the parking chaos [...]

2021-07-09T13:05:09-07:00June 17th, 2021|Advocacy, Blog, Recreation and Conservation|0 Comments

Free Resource from Lyme Education Awareness and Prevention (LEAP)

The outdoors is where a lot of British Columbians make their living and recreate. The Lyme Education Awareness and Prevention (LEAP) group is an initiative of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme). We want to equip workers and educators with knowledge about ticks and Lyme disease so that they can safely explore the outdoors with a new level of awareness. Lyme is an infectious disease caused by a [...]

2021-07-06T10:49:35-07:00June 11th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

BC Parks Foundation works with Tahltan and other parties to create BC’s newest Conservancy

A new 3500 hectare conservancy to protect the environment and wildlife in Tahltan territory has been created in an area of northwestern B.C. historically known as the Ice Mountain Lands, adjacent to Mount Edziza Provincial Park. The BC Parks Foundation worked in partnership with Tahltan Central Government, the Province of BC, Skeena Resources Limited, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada to create the Edziza Conservancy. "Mount Edziza and [...]

2021-04-08T14:43:07-07:00April 8th, 2021|Blog, Recreation and Conservation|0 Comments

FMCBC Report on Recent Court Decision: No Public Right to Cross Private Land to Access Recreational Assets

In the recent decision, Douglas Lake Cattle Company v Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club (2021 BCCA 99), the BC Court of Appeal determined that the Douglas Lake Ranch could block the public from crossing its property to fish in the Crown owned Minnie and Stoney Lakes. The outcome is very disappointing not only for the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club, but for all who had hoped [...]

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