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.
NOTE (January 2018): our club, in partnership with Recreation Sites and Trails BC and working with the Wetzin'Kwa Community Forest, is in the early stages of conducting a formal referral process to the Office of the Wet’suwet’en and other stakeholders in soliciting feedback on proposed new trails.
$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)
$6,000 from Club trail maintenance budget (2018)
$77,954 Rural Dividend Grant (2017 - 2018)