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Garibaldi Park 2020 proposes two additions to be made to Garibaldi Park at the time of the new master plan.  These additions will serve to protect important Mountain Goat habitat.  Furthermore, being that at least six Boundary Adjustments have deleted large amounts of land from Garibaldi Park, it is long overdue to begin replacing what has been lost/taken away. Our proposed additions are as follows (internal links): Brohm Ridge...

The Creation of BC Parks

The following document from 1955 predates the creation of BC Parks and discusses the need for a separate agency to manage Garibaldi Park separate from the Ministry of Forests and Lands.  This letter is significant in that it lays out the park founders's expectation for this new agency (which would become BC Parks).  On Page 4, the founders discuss their hopes with regards to a trail network for Garibaldi Park.  It is clear upon inspection of this document that the current BC...

The following are documents from 1915- 1925 from the park founders petitioning the BC Government for the creation of Garibaldi Park (over 40 years before the creation of BC Parks).  Apparantly the words of the founders of Garibaldi Provincial Park in 1915 "...preserved unimpaired for the instruction and recreation of the people of Western Canada." have been long forgotten by the B.C. Parks and the B.C. Government.  B.C. Park's current policy of restricting public access to the park...

Pinecone Lake RA1 zoning - non-motorized boundary. Click Here for Gmap Rendering {GPSCONTENT ["id": 25, "elevation": 1, "speed": 1, "hr": 1]}

This addition to Garibaldi Park protects threatened mountain goat winter range and migration corridor on Clinker Ridge. The winter range is designated WR-2 and WR-3 and includes all the area that is not already in the park. Click Here for Gmap Rendering {GPSCONTENT ["id": 11, "elevation": 1, "speed": 1, "hr": 1]}

This addition to Garibaldi Park protects threatened mountain goat winter range and migration corridor on Brohm Ridge. The winter range is designated MQ-1 and includes all of MQ-1 that is not already in the park. Click Here for Gmap Rendering {GPSCONTENT ["id": 10, "elevation": 1, "speed": 1, "hr": 1]}  

This is the Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park boundary from Open Street Map. The waypoint density is thickened to 100 meters. Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park was created from lands that were deleted from Garibaldi Provincial Park. The idea was to make it easier to give away Blackcomb Glacier park lands to Whistler-Blackcomb since it could not be viewed as a deletion from Garibaldi Park.Click Here for Gmap Rendering {GPSCONTENT ["id": 12, "elevation": 1, "speed": 1, "hr": 1]}

The map below shows mountain goat winter range in Garibaldi Park. Click Here for Gmap Rendering (use this option if map below fails to display) The ARC-INFO SHAPE files were obtained from BC Parks. {GPSCONTENT ["id": 19, "elevation": 1, "speed": 1, "hr": 1]}

Skookum Power Project

 Skookum Power Project Development Plan   SkookumDevelopmentPlanAugust2011.pdf Skookum Power Project, Waterpower Project Development Plan, Run of River Power Inc., August 3, 2011. 87 pp.  This is the Development Plan for the Skookum independent power project (IPP). Selected quotes page 85, While the Sea to Sky LRMP and Co-ordinated Access Management Plan discuss limiting access to Garibaldi Provincial Park crown agencies have not installed any...

Garibaldi At Squamish Assessment Report GASAssessmentReportByEnvironmentalAssessmentOffice2010May17.pdf Prepared by the Environmental Assessment Office, May 17, 2010 and considered by the Minister of Environment, Honourable Mary Polak when approving the issuance of the Environmental Assessment Certificate in January 2016.  Selected quotes Page 70 The 2003 Application predicts a maximum of 240 hectares, or about 5%, of the high and moderately high winter...

Mountain Goat Management

Management Plan for the Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) in British Columbia MountainGoatManagementPlan_Final_28May2010.pdf Mountain Goat Management Team. 2010. Management Plan for the Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) in British Columbia. Prepared for the B.C. Ministry of Environment, Victoria, BC. 87 pp.     Monitoring the Effectiveness of Mountain Goat Habitat Management MonitoringMountainGoatHabitatManagement.pdfMonitoring the...

Garibaldi Park 1990 Master Plan   GaribaldiPark1990MasterPlan.pdf Garibaldi Park 1990 Master Plan, BC Parks, 1990. This should need no introduction. This is the plan that expired in 1995 and we want updated for 2020. Selected Quotes Page 2 The purpose of this master plan is to guide the expansion of backcountry recreational opportunities and the protection of the Lower Mainland's most important wilderness. Page 19 Hiking/Backpacking Objectives: To encourage...

Mountain Goat Research

What does the BC Government's own research say about Mountain Goats? The following is a link to their own Management Plan for Mountain Goats in British Columbia. http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/recovery/management_plans/MtGoat_MP_Final_28May2010.pdf What does this document have to say about BC Park's management of Mountain Goats in Garibaldi Park and the impacts of both hikers and industry?   See Page 30,   "The direct impact of many outdoor recreation pursuits on...

These are the combined deletions from the Garibaldi Provincial Park boundary extant in 1966 that were transferred to Whistler and Blackcomb ski areas or to Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park. Click Here for Gmap Rendering {GPSCONTENT ["id": 13, "elevation": 1, "speed": 1, "hr": 1]} Since Whistler Mountain opened for skiing in 1966 there have been 6 or 7 transfers of land from Garibaldi Park to Whistler and Blackcomb. The total transfer areas are about 1450 Ha to Whistler and 1650 Ha to...

These are the combined deletions from the Garibaldi Provincial Park boundary extant in 1966 that were transferred to Whistler and Blackcomb ski areas or to Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park. Click Here for Gmap Rendering {GPSCONTENT ["id": 13, "elevation": 1, "speed": 1, "hr": 1]} Since Whistler Mountain opened for skiing in 1966 there have been 6 or 7 transfers of land from Garibaldi Park to Whistler and Blackcomb. The total transfer areas are about 1450 Ha to Whistler and 1650 Ha to...

Deer and Moose Winter Range U2-002

The BC government publishes the boundaries of approved deer and moose winter range as part of the Forest and Range Practices Act. Garibaldi At Squamish will be destroying one square kilometer of critical deer winter range. No compensatory habitat can be added since winter range requires low elevation old growth, which can take 350 years to establish. For all intents and purposes, the critical habitat is lost forever. GAS gets the deer winter range for about $5,000 per acre according to...

It is our position that BC Parks and the BC Provincial Government have failed Garibaldi Park and the non-mechanized user in a most spectacular fashion.  The following list supports this view (supporting Documentation available to download on this site). When BC Parks was silent: Six boundary adjustment "giveaways" for Whistler Blackcomb (3100 Hectares, or an astonishing 31 Square Km).  These giveaways occurred under ALL types of elected governments including Social Credit, NDP...

Letters

A related story - backgrounder on Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, by Anders Ourom, July 2014 This story arose from a blog post on SquamishClimbing.com at the link: Logging planned above Squaw (Slhanay)/Olesen Creek The logging of Olesen Creek is behind Stawamus Chief and Squaw (Slhanay) and was of concern to climbers and other recreationists. Anders Ourom provided the following perspective: There may be other aspects to this question that should be considered. It may be in the best...

Terms of Use

Backcountry BC (BBC) is a group of like-minded individuals whose aim is to protect access to the province's backcountry and advocate for new non-mechanized trails by lobbying government. To facilitate the interaction between its members, BBC operates a website that allows members to create unique personal profiles online in order to find and communicate with old and new friends. By using the BBC Website you agree to the Terms of Use, whether or not you are a registered user. BBC is a general...

The BC government publishes the boundaries of approved mountain goat winter range as part of the Forest and Range Practices Act. The map below shows approved mountain goat winter range in Garibaldi Park and surroundings bounded by Sea to Sky Highway. Approved means as set out in the Order - Ungulate Winter Range #U2-002. The GPX were generated from ARC INFO shape files at 100 meter spacing.Click Here for Gmap Rendering (use this option if map below fails to display) {GPSCONTENT ["id":...

May 18, 2016 Response from Jim Standen, Assistant Deputy Minister re: Dispute over public access through Whistler Blackcomb CRA to Singing Pass trailhead Jim Standen's reply to the letter of April 21, 2016 (see below) Thank you for your email of April 21, 2016, addressed to the Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, regarding over public access to the Singing Pass trailhead. As Assistant Deputy Minister for BC Parks, I am pleased to...

Exploring Garibaldi Park, Volume 2, 1977 Article from Exploring Garibaldi Park: Volume 2. Author is Dan Bowers. Published in 1977. Describes the Mamquam Lake Trail from Elfin Lakes. MamquamLakeTrail-DanBowers1977.pdf Photo: Pyramid Mountain above Mamquam Lake A Guide to Ski Touring in the Lower Coast Range, 1983 Article from A Guide to Ski Touring in the Lower Coast Range. Authors are Bruce Blackwell, Alan Dibb, Jay Page and Paul Phillips. Published in 1983. Describes the...

Stop Work Order and Trespass Notice   DarlingLakeTrailStopWorkOrder.pdf On August 26, 2015, the BCMC was served with a Stop Work Order and Trespass Notice delivered by registered mail and issued by Murray Watt, Compliance and Enforcement Officer of Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. 2020 Commentary The trespass notice contains what we consider major factual errors. Our position: The alleged impact on sensitive ecological...

Golden Ears Park boundary

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Pinecone-Burke Park boundary

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