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Cloudburst Fall/Winter 2013

The newest issue of Cloudburst is now online.  Lots of great articles from FMCBC members and updates from across BC including: A discussion on building partnerships to help protect the backcountry An update on the Sea to Sky Gondola project A report on Member Club Projects supported by the FMCBC in 2013 A report from the Southwest BC Trails Committee including photos of progress on upgrading the Howe Sound Crest Trail Details on improved bus [...]

December 12th, 2013|Categories: FMCBC News|0 Comments

FMCBC submits comments on ORV Management Framework

The FMCBC Southwest BC Recreation and Conservation Committee submitted a letter this month to the BC Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations to provide some comments and express some concerns regarding the partially implemented legislation governing the registration, licensing and operation of Off Road Vehicles (ORV's) in BC.  Drafting the legislation began over 10 years ago and the committee is not impressed with the ORV Management Framework as it has been implemented thus [...]

November 28th, 2013|Categories: Advocacy, FMCBC News|Tags: , |0 Comments

21 Mile Creek (Rainbow Lake Area)

Snowmobiles in the 21 Mile Creek area. Specifically, the drainage and west slopes of Mt Sproatt. Photo credit: Wolf Eilers Click here to complete the 21 Mile Creek Survey The 21 Mile Creek drainage is a non-motorized zone and snowmobiling is prohibited. The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC is conducting a user survey to measure the frequency of illegal snowmobile use in 21 Mile Creek. The results from the survey will guide [...]

November 20th, 2013|Categories: Recreation and Conservation|Tags: , |0 Comments

Alberni Valley Outdoor Club 2013 Member Club Grant Report

Report prepared by Judy Carlson The AVOC's construction of two bridges along the Inlet Trail took 245 volunteer hours to complete. The parameters of the project were changed somewhat when the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District realized it had enough money left over from its two bridge project to build the additional 30 foot bridge.  This left the AVOC with a 20 foot and a 10 foot bridge to acquire and install, and the [...]

November 8th, 2013|Categories: Member Club Grant|Tags: |0 Comments

Callaghan Backcountry Access Policy

Background For the 2012-2013 season, Whistler Olympic Park and Callaghan Country are operating together as Ski Callaghan Callaghan Country runs the western trails the go towards Callaghan Lake. Whistler Olympic Park runs the eastern trails in the Madeley Creek valley. For an overview of several backcountry trips in the Callaghan Valley, see the VOC Wiki ski guide. Fees Backcountry user fees for 2011-2012 are: $10 per car for parking for backcountry skiing and snowshoeing at [...]

November 5th, 2013|Categories: Trails and Access|Tags: , |0 Comments

Callaghan Valley Trail Work Log

2009 Funding MEC kindly provided $1948. National Trail Coalition of Canada ( provided $1926. Tasks & Schedule Winter Tasks Remark Lower Beverley Creek trail above ponds where the trail was realigned to cross large fallen log. Remark Upper Beverley Creek trail where it does an S turn to enter first bog above RM junction. Pull markers from mountain bike trail that drops down from Olympic Biathlon XC trail now that we have our own trail [...]

November 4th, 2013|Categories: Trails and Access|Tags: |0 Comments
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