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Thu, 12/20/2018 - 10:03

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Mount Fernie Provincial Park Project

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 10:10

Mount Fernie Provincial Park Project is now underway. Please see below for the proposed timeline as well as the attached map for the concept plan.  

Now until December 20th, 2018:

  • Tree removal for the new campsites and the new parking lot
  • The new parking lot and the Gorby parking lot expansion are complete with base material installed. Some organics still to be taken away from the Gorby site.
  • Road base will be laid down on the new road through the campground.
  • Base material will be laid down for each of the new campsites one at a time.

Spring 2019 (as soon as weather conditions permit):

  • Resume works to complete construction of campsites and parking lots. Lay a base material for any sites that did not receive it last fall and then start laying down the final crush layer, fire rings and furniture.
  • Remove and rehabilitate entrance parking lot.
  • Upgrade Mt. Fernie Park Road including construction of hiking trails on road sides and safety features. 

The goal is to have the project completed by November 2019.

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2018 AGM

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 10:48

Ridgemont Logging and Closure Information

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:14

Logging to begin mid October.

Logging areas:
Kids Stuff, Eric's Trail, Splitting Bears, Hessian, Bored to Tears, Split Decision and R-Trail. This area will be logged first, starting in mid October and 50-100 trees will be left standing per hectare. Numerous skid paths will cross the trails.
4 Corners area, Deadfall, Oh Dear, Faceshots, EVT-CDT, Stumpy, Ich Bin Sofa, Bridget Funda. This area will be logged after freeze up (Dec-Jan start) and 100-150 trees will be left standing per hectare. Numerous skid paths will cross the trails.

Wildlife Tree Patch & Reserve includes the following trails: Eco-Terrorist (all sections), Kiddy Up, WUD, Queen V, Broken Derailleur, Deadfall (south of 4 Corners) Brad's Gay Trail and some of Sidewinder. No logging in this area but some of the trails do border the other zones. The north end of this area comes just short of 4 Corners.

Logging will commence in mid October and there will be NO ACCESS to the property from this date forward until logging, wood chipping and cleanup is completed.
Ridgemont Road will remain open for logging trucks during this period but there will be no public access. 1000 truck loads of wood are expected to be removed from Ridgemont property. VAST has stated that all slash piles will be chipped and removed from the property. Machine Free Zone means that the mechanical machine will not enter that zone but the arm reach is 8 meters and harvestable wood will be removed. What this means is that our trails have a 8 meter MFZ around them but the arm will remove value wood trees without affecting the trails. Trees will be removed from the trails.

VAST (Pollyco) will be installing more signage and gates on most of the access points into Ridgemont stating its Private Property with NO ACCESS during this period of time.  They state that there will be enforcement of this, the area is considered a Worksafe BC site.