Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Part 4

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Part 4

Capital Improvement Program

Recreation Sites and Trails:

Free CampingCapital Improvements at recreation sites and trails began in 1971. Since then, more than 250 capital investment projects amounting to more than $20 M have been completed. The accumulated amortization is approximately $8 M and the net book value is in excess of $10 M.

In 2010/11, 21 recreation sites and 4 trails were upgraded and redeveloped at the following districts.

Discovery Coast District

Cougar Creek, Roberts Lake, Vernon Lake and Muchalat Lake

Recreation Sites

Kalum/North Coast

Sawmill Lake Recreation Site

Vanderhoof/Ft St James District

Cobb Lake Recreation Site

Prince George/Mackenzie District

Summit Lake, Bobtail Lake and Crystal Lake Recreation Sites

Nadina Skeena Stikine District

Boer Mountain and Chapman Lake Recreation Sites

Cascades District

China Ridge and Harmon/Kane Recreation Trails

Quesnel Central Cariboo District

Chimney Lake Recreation Site

Kamloops District

Johnson Lake and Brennan Creek Recreation Sites

100 Mile House Chilcotin District

Greeny Lake North Recreation Site

Columbia District

Eagle Bay Recreation Site

Kootenay/Boundary District

Howser, North Star and Boundary Lake Recreation Sites

Rocky Mountain District

Ha Ha Lake Recreation Site

Okanagan District

Swalwell Recreation Site and Bear Creek, and Vista Pass Trails

Spirit of 2010 Trail

Free CampingIn 2010/11, a total of $1.13 M in provincial funding through the Capital Planning Secretariat and $1 M in federal funding through Infrastructure Stimulus Funds will be directed towards projects aimed at helping to complete and enhance sections of the trail near Crescent Valley, Castlegar, Christina Lake, Rock Creek, Naramata, Summerland, Princeton, and a portion of the Trans-Canada Trail in the Chilliwack River Valley.

The funding will support a number of development and enhancements projects along the length of the Spirit of 2010 Trail including:

• the resurfacing of up to 35km of trail at a number of locations

• the installation of trail heads and signage at Castlegar, Rock Creek and other locations

• the restoration of trails at various washed out areas

• the repair and provision of safety enhancements for historic tunnels and structures including the Bulldog and Coykendahl tunnels near Castlegar

• the installation of fencing in agriculture areas

• the replacement of aging culverts

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