In 2018 The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and the Cheakamus Community Forest (CCF) began to thin a total of 113 ha along either side of Cheakamus Lake Road. To allow for efficient and safe working conditions it will be necessary to close the road once the project starts until the work is complete in spring 2020. For everyone’s safety, please obey all signs and workers.
In addition the RMOW and CCF are working with WORCA to ensure trails in the area are taken into consideration, and with BC Parks to reduce disruption to the Cheakamus Lake Trail parking lot.
Work will resume in November 2019 on the far end of last year’s project area out to the Cheakamus Lake trail parking lot and then on the remaining area closer to Highway 99 in spring 2020.
- The RMOW and Cheakamus Community Forest are working together on the project.
- 35 ha in the central portion of the road were thinned in winter 2018/19.
- Fuel thinning along the rest of the road is scheduled for autumn/winter 2019/20.
- Find details on the Cheakamus Lake Fuel Treatment Map.