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 [...]

2020-05-17T20:47:04-07:00May 17th, 2020|FMCBC News, Trails and Access|2 Comments

COVID-19 Response and 2020 AGM Cancellation

Updated: March 23, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 FMCBC AGM has been postponed, possibly to late September. We’ll monitor the situation and reschedule when we have better knowledge. As a provincial organization, our staff and volunteers are located throughout the province. Most of our day-to-day operations are already carried out remotely; our staff members work from home; email is our main form of communication and [...]

2020-05-02T02:50:09-07:00March 23rd, 2020|FMCBC News|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 [...]

2020-05-22T15:58:57-07:00December 11th, 2019|Advocacy|0 Comments

2019 UBCM Resolutions

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 and Crown Land recreation areas continue to occur due to increasing tourism and limited funding; Therefore, be it resolved that that the Province be requested to allocate additional funding to managing BC Parks, [...]

2020-05-02T02:51:09-07:00September 30th, 2019|Advocacy|0 Comments

2019 Member Club Grant Awards

At our 2019 AGM in Chilliwack on June 22nd, we handed out our annual Member Club Grants, which are used to support projects initiated by our member clubs. Thanks to everyone who submitted applications—all of your projects were extremely worthwhile and we wish we could have supported them all! And thanks to the FMCBC’s Member Club Grant Committee for your hard work on putting these awards together. Congratulations [...]

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