Eagle Mountain update:
On August 16th, an Invitation to Tender document was posted on BC Bid stating the desire to reactivate and deactivate the road system on Eagle Mountain.
The following is my own supposition and not based on firm facts at this time. I have calls in to the Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations to clarify the facts so that I can then share them with the wheeling community.
I infer this work to mean reactivating and deactivating Cyprus Lake FSR from start of gravel all the way to the Cyprus Lake Dam. I assume from the many conversations and meetings that we have had with Ministry of Forests, Rec Sites and Trails, City of Coquitlam, Rogers Communications, Deparment of Fisheries and Oceans, etc, that this will include DFO decommissioning the Dam at Cyprus Lake. I also have heard that Rogers has put a tenure request and build request in for a 60 meter cellular tower to be built on Eagle Mountain.
The tenure document states that the road will be closed from September 10th to October 19th, 2018 and all works have to take place within that window. If this is accurate, I read that to mean no wheeling will be allowed during this time frame.
What happens after this time frame is unknown. The 4WDABC has been in constant communications about this project and what may happen during decommissioning. It is our desire to have input into the decommissioning to build Eagle back to the difficult terrain that we see today, or perhaps even better.
Wish us luck!