Douglas Lake Cattle Company and the Right to Roam

As members of the Federation are aware, as an aspect of our role in advocating for backcountry access, we have been quietly working on improving the non-motorized public’s rights to traverse private lands to access public lands and resources. On December 7th, 2018, the BC Supreme Court sided with the rights of the public to access lakes in the Nicola region of the province—and the long-standing dispute between [...]

2020-05-04T06:05:26+00:00December 18th, 2018|Advocacy|0 Comments

Backcountry Access meeting – Port Alberni – March 24th, 2018

From our Executive Director, Barry Janyk: It was great I was able to attend a meeting organised by NDP Mid Island-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser to try and find solutions to backcountry access restrictions that have been increasing on Vancouver Island. MLA Fraser addressed the group to help define the issues and seek support for improving public access across private forest lands. About 80 folks representing all aspects [...]

2020-05-02T03:16:40+00:00March 29th, 2018|Advocacy|0 Comments