The 2017 Trail Plan (developed by Kevin Kriese and approved by the board and BC Recreation Sites and Trails) sets out goals and strategies for annual maintenance, improvements and potential expansions, subject to funding. Maps designate Early Season Trails, Trail Repairs and Potential New Trails. The plan includes provisions for a network of trails that can be groomed and skied early in the season and during low snow years.
Due to great support from Rec Sites and Trails and from Wetzin’Kwa Community Forest, significant improvements were made in the summer and fall of 2017. The club also purchased a roller that can be used with a snowmobile to get an early start grooming in low snow conditions. The project is being managed by Kevin Kriese. Machine work was supervised by Brant Dahlie.
The trail plan and the 2017 trail work was used as the basis for an application to the BC Rural Dividend Fund. We recently received notice that we will be getting a grant of $77,954 which will enable further trail improvements, some trail expansion and trail map signs. Most of that work will be done during the summer of 2018 after the snow is gone.
$10,000 Wetzin’Kwa Community Grant (2017)
$10,000 from Recreation Sites and Trails BC for equipment hire plus 12 culverts (2017)
$4000 from BC Government Grant (2017)
$14,000 from Club (includes 2 years of $6000/yr trail maintenance budget)
$77,954 Rural Dividend Grant (2017 - 2018)
UPDATES (October 2018):
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.
New gates have been installed to control non-winter access at Dahlie Connector and on Valley View at the turn-off to Fuhr's Furlong connector to upper logging trail.