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The FMCBC works to protect access to BC’s mountains and forests for non-motorized backcountry users by working with government agencies, recreation organizations, commercial recreation operators and industry professionals. We advocate to protect traditional routes, sensitive ecosystems, and quiet places for people to enjoy.

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Date To Whom Regarding Letter Response Received
2020-01-30 Old Growth Strategic Review Panel re: Old Growth Strategic Review Letter  
2019-11-05 Chartwell Consultants Ltd re: Hillcore Lakeside Pacific Forest Products Ltd.’s Forest Stewardship Plan Forest License (FL) A19207 Letter Response
2019-07-22 Ministry of FLNRORD re: amendments to the Private Managed Forest Land Act Letter  
2019-07-15 The Honourable Doug Donaldson – Minister of FLNRO re: Changes to Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA) Letter  
2019-06-28 Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services re: Budget 2020 submission Letter
2019-04-23 FrontCounterBC re: Crown Land File: #2412081 – Roadway; Disposition Transaction: 933468 / Crown Land File: #2412082 –Water Line; Disposition Transaction: 933467 / Crown Land File: #2412068 – Eco Tourist Lodge; Disposition Transaction: 933463 Letter  
2019-04-18 FrontCounterBC re: Imperial Metals application for a Multi-Year Area Base Permit Letter  
2019-01-16 Vicki Haberl – Planning Section Head – BC Parks Re: Nlháxten/Cerise Creek Conservancy Draft Management Plan Letter  
2018-10-31 Honourable John Horgan – Honourable Doug Donaldson – Honourable George Heyman re: BC Timber Sales Operations within the Silverdaisy Area known as “Donut Hole” Letter Response
2018-10-25 FrontCounterBC re: Compass Heli Tours Ltd. application (File #22412022) Letter  
2018-10-15 Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services re: Budget 2019 submission Letter  
2018-10-05 FrontCounter BC re: Bridal Falls Gondola Proposal (File #2412059) Letter  
2018-08-30 Jeremy Webb – Recreation Specialist Contractor re: Managing Recreation Values under FRPA – Comments from the FMCBC Letter  
2018-08-03 Honorable Doug Donaldson – Minister – FLRRORD & Honorable George Heyman – Minister – ECC re: Nickel Plate Nordic Ski Area Letter  
2018-06-27 FLNRO – Crown Land Allocation Public comment re: SC Mountain Adventures Ltd application Comments  
2018-06-07 Vicki Haberl – Planning Section Head – BC Parks re: Options for Tetrahedron Provincial Park Letter  
2017-12-17  Honourable Doug Donaldson – Minister – FLNR re: the Sunshine Coast Trail Letter  
2017-12-15 Honourable John Horgan – Premier of British Columbia re: expansion of Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area Letter  
2017-11-01 Honourable George Heyman – Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy re: Singing Pass Trail Access – Garibaldi Provincial Park Letter  
2017-07-18 Kevin Walker – Land Officer Public input – Application for snowmobiling tenure Letter  
2017-04-05  Christy Clark – Premier of British Columbia Converting the E&N Rail Line into a Multi-use Non-Motorized Recreation Trail Letter Response
2017-04-04 Jim Standen – Assistant Deputy Minister – BC Parks and Conservation Officer Clarification of recent BC Parks funding announcements Letter  
2017-01-30 Catherine McKenna – Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Public Input in Planning for Canadian National Parks Letter Response
2017-01-28 BC Gov Dewdney Trail – Legacy 150 Project Letter  
2016-12-16 The Honorable Mary Polak – MLA  BC Parks’ Future Strategy Letter  
2016-10-20 Evan Siddall – President – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation  New “No Trespassing” signs posted by CMHC Letter  
2016-10-14 Hon. Christy Clark – Premier of British Columbia BC Parks Funding Letter Response
2016-10-03 Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services Submission to committee on BC Parks Funding issues Letter  
2016-06-22 Megan Beveridge – Authorizations Policy Analyst – BC Parks PUP Notification draft policy Letter  
2016-06-06 BC Parks South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park Management Plan Letter  
2016-02-27 Norman Lee – Executive Director Mountain Resorts Branch – Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations  Singing Pass Trail Access Letter  
2016-01-26 Hon. Michael De Jong – Minister of Finance Select Standing Committee’s Recommendation for Increased Funding to BC Parks Letter  Response
2015-10-30 Ancient Forest Consultation ancientforest@gov.bc.ca Ancient Forest designation as provincial park Letter  
2015-10-23 Hon. Mary Polak – Minister of Environment South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park Reserve Letter  Response
2015-09-09 Tori Meeks – Land Officer for Mountain Resorts Branch-Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations Singing Pass Access Letter Response
2015-07-31 Engineering Department – City of Langford Westshore Parkway Extension Letter Response
2015-07-22 Hon. Mary Polak – Minister of Environment Jumbo Glacier Resort Not Substantially Started Determination Letter Response
2015-06-22 Chris Hamilton-Executive Project Director-Environmental Assessment Office Comments on Misrepresentation of Consultation with the FMCBC on the GAS project Letter Response
2015-06-22 Chris Hamilton-Executive Project Director-Environmental Assessment Office Comments on Garibaldi at Squamish Supplemental Application Letter Response
2015-05-16 Hon. Steve Thomson – Minister of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations Sea to Sky Land Resources Management Plan Letter Response
2015-05-13 Carol Mason – CAO – Metro Vancouver BCMC Trail Letter  
2015-04-21 Jennie Aikman -Regional Director South Coast BC Parks Draft Ski Resort Policy Letter Response
2015-02-25 Vicki Haberl – Planning Section Head- BC Parks – South Coast Region North Shore Ski Area Parking and Access-Final Discussion Paper Letter  
2015-01-21 Malissa Smith-Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations Powder Mountain Catskiing Tenure Expansion Application Letter Response
2014-11-28 Vicki Haberl- BC Parks Planning Section Head Pinecone Burke Park Management Planning Letter Response
2014-10-07 Hon. Christy Clark – Premier of British Columbia Jumbo Glacier Resort Letter  
2014-10-05 BC Parks Senior Parks and Protected Areas Planner Trans Mountain Pipelines Park Boundary Adjustment Application Letter  
2014-06-27 Jennie Aikman -Regional Director South Coast Intentions Paper relating to BC Parks Ski Resort Policy  Letter  
2014-05-25 BC Parks Public Comment South Chilcotin and Big Creek Provincial Parks Draft Plans Letter  
2014-01-08 Chris Hamilton-Executive Project Director-Environmental Assessment Office Proposed Garibaldi at Squamish Resort Letter  
2013-12-12 Greg Fenton – Field Unit Supervisor Jasper National Park Maligne Tours Ltd. Proposal Letter  
2013-11-13 Hon. Mary Polak – Minister of Environment Garibaldi Park Management Plan Letter  
2013-07-12 Hon Steve Thomson-Minster of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operation 21 Mile Creek non-motorized zone Letter  
2013-06-06 Vicki Haberl – Section Head Planning Squamish & Jennie Aikman – Regional Planner Squamish Heli-ski Avoidance Policies Garibaldi Provincial Park Master Plan Amendments Letter  
2013-02-14 Jennie Aikman – BC Parks Planning Section Head Golden Ears Provincial Park Management Plan Letter  
2013-02-10 Anne Hazelwood – Hope Area Manager Ministry of Transportation & Brandin Schultz – South Coast Regional Director Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area Parking Letter  
2013-01-08 Jennie Aikman – BC Parks Planning Section Head Garibaldi Provincial Park Spearhead Management Plan Amendments Letter  
2013-01-02 Alistair McCrone – Recreation Officer 21 Creek snowmobile Survey Summary Letter  
2013-08 Vicki Haberl-Planner-Ministry of Environment K’zuzált/Twin Two Conservancy Draft Management Plan Letter  
2012-11-27 Danielle Dodd – Land Officer Crown Land Authorizations Sea to Sky District 678590 BC Ltd Licence of Occupation for Commercial Recreation (snowmobiling) Letter  
2012-10-30 Aina Cernenoks – Recreation Officer Recreation Sites and Trails Catamount/Northstar Glacier Proposed Amendment for Motorized Access Letter  
2012-06-04 Hon. Terry Lake – Minister of Environment Sea to Sky Gondola Proposal Letter  
2012-06-01 David Greenfield – Sea to Sky Gondola Corp Clarifications on Sea to Sky Gondola Proposal  Letter  
2012-05-29 Alistair McCrone – Recreation Officer and Lindsay Durno Director Whistler Olympic Park Madeley Highline Trail Proposal Letter  
2012-03-14 Jennie Aikman – BC Parks Planning Section Head Garibaldi Provincial Park Master Plan Amendments Letter  
2012-01-15 Mayor and Council-Resort Municipality of Whistler Winter and Summer Recreation in the RMOW Letter  
2012-01-27 Hon. Steve Thomson-Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations Proposed Legislation for Registration and Licensing of ORVs Letter  
2012-01-25 Rick Hopp-President and CEO-Sea to Sky Power Corporation Skookum Power Project Letter  
2011-12-15 Submitted comments online Natural Resource Roads Act Discussion Paper Letter  
2011-09-20 Bill Marshall-Director Recreation Sites and Trails BC 21 Mile Creek closed to motorized recreation Letter  
2011-04-07 Tori Meeks and Terry Pratt – Land Licensed Officers for Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations Garibaldi Park / Whistler Blackcomb Master Plan (Files: 2400087 and 0349523) Letter  
2011-03-19 Tori Meeks – Land Officer Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations Whistler Blackcomb Updated Resort Master Plans Letter  
2011-03-14 Chris Platz – Area Supervisor BC Parks Renewal of Whistler Heli-ski Ltd Park Use Permit in Garibaldi Provincial Park Letter  
2010-06-09 Hon. Patrick Bell – Minister of Integrated Land Management Bureau Admin Revisions to Sea-to-Sky LRMP Letter  
2010-05-28 Hon. Barry Penner-Minister of Environment and Hon Kevin Krueger-Minister of Tourism Culture and the Arts Proposed Garibaldi at Squamish (GAS) Resort Letter  
2010-04-09 Geoffrey Young – Capital Regional District Board Chairman Off Road vehicles in CRG Regional Parks Letter  
2010-02-27 Vicki Haberl-BC Parks Planning Section Head Draft Management Plan for Esté-tiwilh/Sigurd Creek Conservancy Letter  
2009-10-08 Hon. Gordon Campbell-Premier of British Columbia Section 58 Closure of 21 Mile Creek to motorized recreation Letter  
2009-07-19 Graeme McLaren-Project Assessment Director-Environmental Assessment Office Garibaldi at Squamish Letter  
2009-01-14 Hon. John van Dongen -Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Backcountry Access From Ski Resort Letter Response
2008-10-10 Vicki Haberl-Regional Planning Section Head-Ministry of Environment Tantalus Provincial Park Trail Access Letter  
2008-09-30 Scott Back-Planning Section Head-Ministry of Environment Mount Robson Park Draft Management Plan Letter Response
2008-04-25 Submitted comments online Knight Inlet Helisports Ltd. Tenure Application and Proposed Management Direction for Mt Waddington Range Letter  
2008-03-06 Submitted comments online Coquihalla Resort Terms of Reference Letter  
2007-04-03 Diane Tetarenko-Manager Adventure Tourism for Ministry of Tourism Sport and the Arts Knight Inlet Helisports Communication and Avoidance Strategy Letter Response from John Dawson
2007-03-14 Graeme Schimf – Integrated ProAction Corp Cayoosh Creek Watershed Access Management Plan Letter  
2006-06-28 John Dawson – Knight Inlet Heli-Ski Knight Inlet Heli-Ski Proposal Letter  
2006-03-25 Hon. Olga Ilich – Minister of Tourism Sport and the Arts Public Access in Colpitti Creek Letter  
2006-02-22 The Board of Directors – Regional District of East Kootenay Re-zoning proposal for Jumbo Glacier Resort Letter  
2006-01-11 Tom McComb – GVRD Parks Department Helicopter Tourism activity on North Shore Letter  
2005-12-12 Coalition Members – Coalition for Licensing and Registration of Off Road Vehicles Final Recommendations Report for Registration Licensing and Management of Off Road Vehicles in British Columbia Letter  
2005-03-30 Hon. Bill Barisoff – Minister of Water Land and Air Protection Proposed Independent Power Project for Lost Valley Creek Letter  
2005-03-10 Terry Pratt – All Seasons Resorts Division LWBC Juliet Creet Resort Development Letter  

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  • FMCBC eNews - July 2020

Read the latest FMCBC e-News

July 31st, 2020|0 Comments

Highlights of the July 2020 edition include: The FMCBC reviews new day-use pass system at BC Parks Backpacking during the COVID-19 pandemic Five things you need to know about day passes at provincial parks FMCBC [...]

BC Parks Needs More Funding

December 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

2019 UBCM Resolutions

September 30th, 2019|0 Comments

The following resolutions were considered at the 2019 UBCM Convention, and are of particular interest to FMCBC members:   B45 Funding for BC Parks Management (Pemberton) Whereas the negative impacts to lower mainland Provincial parks [...]