Another day, another wilderness commercial land grab.
Client: Blackcomb Helicopters Ltd
Purpose: COMMERCIAL RECREATION/MISCELLANEOUS
Region: Lower Mainland, Surrey
Agency: Crown Land Allocation
Area (Hectares): 2,531.91 +-
BCGS Mapsheet: 92J025 92J026
Legal Description: THAT PARCEL OR TRACT OF LAND IN THE VICINITY OF DISTRICT LOTS 169, 178, 4099, AND 8693, LILLOOET DISTRICT
Blackcomb Helicopters has identified 6 potential areas that could be developed for heli-biking activities (Mt Barbour, Mt Barbour South, Ogre-Owl, Mackenzie Ridge, Ipsoot Mt and Rutherford Ridge). The proponent has requested authorization to build these particular trails located on the attached map. There is currently one existing trail located in the Mt Barbour area that has already been established.
Blackcomb Helicopters is applying for a 30 year License of Occupation to add heli-biking activities to its existing Crown Land Tenure.
Too many issues, not enough advocates, too many hungry hippos. Blackcomb Helicopters has applied for a heli-biking tenure in the Tenquille Lake Area (Comments close July 19th). Thank you to Steve Jones for raising this issue with us.
From the change.org petition (sign by clicking below):
Generations have enjoyed hiking and camping in this beautiful alpine. The flora and fauna is sensitive in this alpine environment and needs protecting. The Pemberton wildlife Association is urging the public’s help in preserving the Tenquille to Owl Lake Recreation Area. Blackcomb Helicopters is applying for a Commercial Heli-biking Tenure in this area. Currently Blackcomb Helicopters use the Tenquille Lake and Mt Barbour trails and by 2020 they propose to increase traffic on these by 240%. This would mean 2400 rider days which equates to nearly 400 Helicopters flights per season. Let’s let the Forest Lands and Natural Resources know that we do not support this commercial tenure in this beautiful alpine valley.
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