Matt Gunn (North Shore Hikers) and Brian Wood (BCMC) have summarized some of the concerns and benefits of the Draft Trails Strategy: In general, the draft wording is so broad that initially there does not seem to be much to object to. However “the Devil is in the details”; we should try to ensure that the final document reflects our interests. It is important that club members submit [...]
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts has produced a Draft Trails Strategy for British Columbia and is seeking feedback through open houses and written submissions. A copy of the draft can be found at the Recreation Sites and Trails BC webpage. Read the FMCBC's response to the Draft Trail Strategy by clicking here.
Forest and Range Practices Act The Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA) and its regulations govern the activities of forest and range licensees in BC. FRPA came into effect in 2004. Sections 56 to 58 of FRPA deal with recreation and are administered by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts (Recreation Sites and Trails BC Branch). Section 56 enables the minister or an authorized delegate to [...]
Over the past week, organizations such as BC Nature and the Friends of Cypress Provincial Park sent in letters to BC Parks expressing concern regarding the BC Parks' Draft Ski Resort Policy which will affect ski resort operations within Mount Seymour, Cypress and Manning Provincial Parks. Today the FMCBC sent in a letter with our comments on sections of the policy which are of concern to our members [...]
The proposed Bill 4 will result in significant harm to BC Parks Bill 4: Park Amendment Act has already gone through its second reading and will be debated in BC Legislature soon so it's a good idea to get your comments and letters in sooner rather than later. The passing of Bill 4 would allow industry to carry out “research” in BC parks related to industrial [...]