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BC Parks Needs More Funding

For years, the FMCBC, along with countless other outdoor recreation and conservation organizations from across BC, have been urging the provincial government to increase funding to BC Parks. There is no debate: Increased visitation to our provincial parks is a good thing, benefiting our:

  • Economy
  • Citizens – health, well-being & resilience
  • Environment
  • Species at risk

We’ve put together a presentation with all the facts and details on why BC Parks needs to double its current budget. We took a look at BC Parks’ operating budget, visitor stats, under-staffing issues, inadequate facilities and more, with specific examples from around the province. Our parks have been in dire need of funding for over a decade, and it shows.

View our presentation here (PDF) to see for yourself why we’re pushing for positive changes in the 2020-21 provincial budget.

If you’d like to help tell the story of why more funding is needed for BC Parks, we’d love to see current photos that document the state of our provincial parks—both good and bad. So take a look back at your photos from this past summer, snap some new shots while you’re out on the trails this fall and winter, and send us what you find! Please be as specific as possible with the location of each photo. GPS coordinates are best, but not necessary.

Also, if your club has done trail work in provincial parks over the summer, we’d love to see photos of your team at work and/or the finished product!

For some great examples of past photos, check out our #FundBCParks album on Facebook or view our #FundBCParks photo map.

No photos? No worries. You can also send us detailed descriptions of  issues you’ve encountered in our provincial parks. We’re also interested in hearing about any deficiencies in park management that you or your club has experienced.

You can send your photos and details to Stacey at stacey.santos@mountainclubs.org.

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