Members of the Southwest BC Trails Committee continue to meet on a regular basis with the Chilliwack Forest District and Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts representatives regarding the re-establishment of some sixty hiking trails on the official trails register for the Province.

In addition, the committee is pushing to have some realistic guidelines so that logging does not impact the trails. Right now, logging operations can destroy trails and there is little protection for hiking trails.

In particular, the committee is working to save the Elk Mountain/Mt. Thurston trail so that logging does not cover up a portion of the trail and that access to the fragile alpine meadows is protected from motorized activities through protected access.