The project, being developed by Aquilini Development and Northland Properties, applied to the provincial Environmental Assessment Office to extend the Environmental Assessment Cirtificate that was issued to Garibaldi at Squamish Inc. in January of 2016...
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Ungulate winter range on Brohm Ridge as shown overlapping the project boundaries for both the wilderness lodge and GaS.
The article in Squamish Chief newspaper quotes one developer saying he hired a "registered professional biologist" to confirm the wilderness lodge is outside the ungulate winter range.
The data set I used for the map to establish the lodge is inside the UWR comes from the provincial government.
Those files are online here: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/frpa/uwr/approved_uwr.html.
Meanwhile, the provincial ministry responsible for project approvals would not confirm or deny the overlap. Perhaps the proponent's RPB can publish their map and cite the source of the data they are using.
Former city planner and Squamish resident Sabina FooFat is on record as having opposed the earlier iteration of the Garibaldi at Squamish project.
The previous plan for two golf courses, in particular, irked FooFat, who formerly worked for the District of Squamish for a decade and the City of Vancouver for five years.
But times, plans and opinions change.
These days, FooFat is not only a supporter of the current design and plan for the all-season resort slated for Brohm Ridge, but she is also its project director.
“A couple of the big game-changers for me on this project, were, first of all, the project changed majority shareholder ownership in... around 2013 and the things I was most opposed to about the project — the golf course around the lakes and the big sprawling urban form — those came out of the plan,” FooFat told The Chief.Aquilini Investment Group, in partnership with other project shareholders, formed the Garibaldi Resort Management Company in 2009. Several contracts for the project were in place until 2013. In 2013, GRMC was able to make several changes to the project, including removing the golf courses from the concept and retaining a different consulting team.
FooFat took over the Garibaldi at Squamish role from Rod MacLeod, who recently retired.