FMCBC submits comments on GAS resort proposal

Posted Posted in Advocacy, Blog, Garibaldi at Squamish, Rec&Con

The FMCBC Southwest BC Recreation and Conservation Committee submitted a letter this month to Chris Hamilton, Executive Project Director for the Environmental Assessment Office to express concerns regarding the proposed Garibaldi at Squamish Resort and its potential impact on non-motorized backcountry recreation. In brief, the following four main concerns were addressed in the letter: Garibaldi […]

Call for Section 58 Closure

Posted Posted in Advocacy, Callaghan, Rec&Con

The FMCBC has written a letter to Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations asking to formally prohibit snowmobiling in Twentyone Mile Creek.  Presently this area is designated as a non-motorized zone in the Sea to Sky LRMP, but that is only a planning document.  The minister must issue an order under […]

Garibaldi Provincial Park Management Plan Amendments

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  Letter Sent to Jennie Aikman, Regional Planner BC Parks PO Box 3010 Cultus Lake, BC, V2R 5H6 Phone: (604) 824-2316 Fax: (604) 858-4905 Email: Jennie.Aikman@gov.bc.ca  2013-01-08 Introduction Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC (FMCBC) – SW Region Recreation and Conservation Committee members have reviewed the recent report from BC Parks: DRAFT Management Plan Amendment […]

Backcountry User Fees reduced at Whistler Olympic Park

Posted Posted in Advocacy, Callaghan, Rec&Con

Whistler Olympic Park is reducing user fees for backcountry users for the 2012-2013 ski season.  The new fee will be $10 per vehicle.  Backcountry skiers and snowshoers can access the Sproatt, Gin, Hanging Lake, Rainbow Beverley and Puma areas, using the groomed trails to reach the backcountry trailheads. At Callaghan Country, the reduced price ticket […]