The Cheakamus Community Forest (CCF) and the RMOW Forest & Wildland Advisory Committee (FWAC) developed an access management plan that identifies roads and bridges, who is responsible, and contributes to a plan for ensuring that they are managed to keep recreation options open and accessible.
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 formed an overarching planning group called the Trails Planning Working Group (TPWG). They developed a preliminary alpine hiking and biking trail plan for the Sproatt/Rainbow Mountain area, including access points, west of Whistler. 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. The draft plan is being incorporated into the RMOW’s Recreation and Leisure Master Plan – scheduled to be completed in 2013 with another opportunity for public input in the late summer/autumn.
For more information, please contact Heather Beresford, RMOW Environmental Stewardship Manager at 604-935-8374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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