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Partnership Announcement for the Alexander Mackenzie Trail

The Four Wheel Drive Association of British Columbia is pleased to announce the establishment of a Partnership Agreement with Recreational Sites and Trails BC in the Cariboo and Omineca Region. We have been in consultation with the government for years in search of opportunities to promote the development of responsible recreational land use in the back country for this region.

This initial agreement with Recreational Sites and Trails BC consists of a trail leading from the Prince George, BC area to Wells, BC and sites along the trail. The most exciting news is the addition of a small portion of the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail running from 0-5km and an additional area for further development.

We would also like to announce the addition of our new Member Society, North Cariboo Overland Adventures. We look forward to working with North Cariboo Overland Adventures on this project and many more in the future.

It is with our members continued support and volunteer activity that we are able to develop these projects which assist in furthering our commitment to public access to public lands. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued membership within our group and welcome others to join us in the promotion of responsible land use and development in the backcountry. Tread lightly my friends!

– Chad Achtemichuk, Cariboo/Omineca Representative

For over 40 years, the Four Wheel Drive Association of BC has been working toward public access to public land. In service of this, we’ve long been involved in backcountry stewardship and trail maintenance. While this volunteer-based effort has long been seen as Lower Mainland centered (due mainly to the concentration of demographics), we’ve made great strides the last few years in extending our reach across the province. That includes maintenance contracts for the Lavina fire tower near Kaslo, and the Cornwall tower near Ashcroft in partnership with BC Parks.

We also have a solid and steadily growing relationship with Rec Sites and Trails BC, from our flagships sites at Hale Creek and the Nahatlatch fire tower, to Lodestone and Wells Lakes on the Whipsaw trail, and most recently, an agreement to construct a new 4×4-only rec site at Hut Lake near Squamish.

Today’s announcement strengthens our position as a truly provincial organization, and shows once more the good things that our volunteers are doing throughout BC. Thanks for all your work, Chad!

– Matt Ion, Communications Director

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