The Cheakamus Community Forest (CCF) and the RMOW Forest & Wildland Advisory Committee (FWAC) are working together to develop an access management plan that identifies roads, hiking trails and mountain bike trails, who is responsible, then outlines a plan for ensuring that each aspect complements and enhances the others.
To better understand the current state of hiking trails in the area, in 2011 the Hiking Trails Task Force led by Kurt Mueller researched existing hiking trails in the Whistler area and made recommendations for improvements as well as suggestions for new trails. Their research documents the deteriorated state of many of the hiking trails and makes a strong argument for applying more resources to improvements and new trails that would be a benefit to the Whistler experience and economy.
2013 Update: Upon receipt of the Hiking Trails Task Force report, RMOW Council decided to act quickly and form an overarching planning group called the Trails Planning Working Group (TPWG). The goal is to develop an alpine hiking and biking trail plan, including access points, for the Whistler area. The Hiking Trail Task Force’s report and recommendations, and the CCF/FWAC Road Atlas for the access management plan have been rolled into the planning work. The TPWG has representatives from the RMOW, WORCA, Hiking Trails Task Force, Alpine Club of Canada, Canadian Wilderness Adventures, and Recreation Sites & Trails BC. For more information, please contact Heather Beresford, RMOW Environmental Stewardship Manager at 604-935-8374 or email@example.com.
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