The CCF shared its proposed 5 year harvesting plans with the community in May and asked for feedback. Boy, did you give us feedback! Thank you. Concerns were largely focused on a few sites that contain mountain biking trails in Cheakamus, near Jane Lakes and above Function.
So what did we do about it? We met with WORCA soon after to have an overall discussion then went on site in Cheakamus to walk the main trails and area in question. Heather Beresford, CCF Executive Director also attended a Toonie apres in June at Whistler Connection with the plans and maps and spoke to as many people as possible about their concerns.
We agreed to keep sharing information and to formalize a planning process so that the steps are clear, consistent and will be repeated every year.
Our commitment is to modify the Cheakamus blocks to minimize impacts on trails, and to finalize and sign off on a planning process that we follow annually so that we don’t have any surprises in the future. WORCA and the CCF meet next in late September and we’ll keep you posted.