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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 (mostly on weekends) at certain trailheads where [...]

June 17th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Recreation and Conservation|Tags: , , |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 bacteria and is transmitted to humans by [...]

June 11th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Day Use Pass Review by BC Parks

Last summer BC Parks introduced a pilot-project to reduce the risk of COVID to park visitors and staff.  We wrote a blog post last summer that discussed the issues around the passes.  BC Parks is currently doing a survey until May 8th to determine if the public supports the pilot project being extended to 2021.   The feedback from most members has been that they hated the day passes for [...]

April 27th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Recreation and Conservation, Trails and Access|Tags: |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 the surrounding area has always been sacred [...]

April 8th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Recreation and Conservation|Tags: , |0 Comments

Joffre Lakes Park Visitor Strategy – Public Review

Introduction BC Parks is asking for public input on a strategy to control the number of hikers that can hike the popular trail in the summer.  The Federation is concerned since this is the first proposed implementation of a day-use reservation system after the the pilot-project last summer.  We think that BC Parks is proposing to allow too many people to hike this trail, but the strategy document is not clear what the [...]

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