Resources for backcountry recreation groups during COVID-19

Are you an outdoor recreation or backcountry group that’s seeking resources to transition during different reopening phases of COVID-19? The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC has put together some tips, guides, and protocols that include best practices from outdoor member clubs and have been collaboratively built based on recommendations from health professionals and outdoor recreation organizations: Recommended actions to stay safe while restarting group hikes, backcountry [...]

2020-05-17T20:47:04+00:00May 17th, 2020|FMCBC News, Trails and Access|0 Comments

BC Parks Needs More Funding

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 to our provincial parks is a good thing, benefiting our: Economy Citizens – health, well-being & resilience Environment Species at risk We've put together a presentation with all the facts and details on [...]

2020-05-22T15:58:57+00:00December 11th, 2019|Advocacy|0 Comments

Minister George Heyman decides the fate of Tetrahedron Provincial Park

I’m pleased to announce that, in a late afternoon phone call yesterday, I was advised by senior Ministry of Environment staff that Minster Heyman had in fact decided on the future of Tetrahedron Provincial Park. To quote the press release, “...the minister… evaluated the Chapman Lake expansion project and after careful consideration, is not prepared to move forward with a park boundary amendment… As a result, the Sunshine [...]

2020-05-02T03:04:20+00:00February 9th, 2019|Advocacy|0 Comments

Tetrahedron Provincial Park Update – January 2019

The FMCBC has been attempting for some months to broker a meeting with Minister Heyman and staff with several allied groups. The Minister advised us last week he is declining to meet. While we are unsure why, we understand ministry staff are hoping the FMCBC and our affiliated organisations will assist them by requesting the SCRD directors withdraw their application with MoE and BC Parks to redesignate the [...]

2020-05-02T03:04:54+00:00January 30th, 2019|Advocacy|0 Comments

Tetrahedron Provincial Park Planning Process – Public Comments Released

Edwards Cabin, 1987 (before Tetrahedron became a park!) As a friendly Christmas gesture, Chris Ludwig, president of the BC Mountaineering Club (BCMC) and co-founder of Backcountry BC, presented the Fed with a copy of a 1,500+ page Freedom of Information document related to the Tetrahedron Provincial Park public process—such as it was. Fed members will recall that this has been a longstanding issue for one of [...]

2020-05-04T05:57:23+00:00January 17th, 2019|Advocacy|0 Comments
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