Trail Status Update
The notes below were updated on October 10, 2018.
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Logging and machine work Fall 2018
Works by Wetzin'kwa Community Forest and their contractors:
- Clean up work is underway from last year's logging.
- Debris piles to be burned this fall and trees planted next spring.
- Further salvage logging is planned on Pine Creek side between 5 and 7.5 km loops. The logging will only cross our trail and with any luck will be done before ski season so we don’t anticipate any impacts. This is likely the end of beetle salvage.
- Logging will remove trees from the new trail locations (described below). Hopefully complete in October.
- With generous funding support from BC Rural Dividend fund, Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Corporation and Recreation Sites and Trails BC, the Club has been implementing our Trail Plan the last two summers/fall.
- The trail plan includes provisions for trail improvements and expansion with the objective of having a network of trails that can be groomed and skied early in the season and during low snow years.
- Proposed new trails include a 3 km loop added to Pooch Paradise, <1 km of new Biathlon trails, and >1 km extension to connect Wetzin'kwa trail to Demo Forest trail.
- Our applications for new trails and new gates have been approved by Recreation Sites and Trails BC. The approval process included consultation with Wet’suwet’en First Nation. The Nordic Centre is located in the traditional territory of the Gitdumden (Wolf/Bear) Clan and specifically the Cas Yex House. The consultations are expected to lead to closer ongoing communication between the Gitdumden and our club.
Works by BVCCSC and contractors:
- Mowing and side brushing this summer has our trails in the best shape we have been for five years
- Hopefully some work bee brushing will complete the far end of Pooch Paradise and the Pup.
- Tractor mowing of the back side of Pine Creek might take place after Wetzin'kwa completes debris clean up.
- After Wetzin'kwa logs the new trail locations, we will have machines removing stumps and shaping the trail surface. We anticipate new trails done by mid November.
- New gates have been installed to control non-winter access at Dahlie Connector and on Valley View at the junction with Fuhr's Furlong.