We attended a meeting in Bragg Creek last night, organized by Peter Tucker, of SustainK, "to provide the public with information about the proposed logging so they better understand the issues". Four invited speakers gave short presentations followed by a question and answer session involving 2 additional locals with fire prevention knowledge. Robert Sadée of [...]
On Sunday, April 1, a group of irresponsible equestrian riders rode out on the new trail, Braggin Rights, riding right past a trail sign requesting that equestrians avoid using the new All-Season trails until at least mid-summer. When asked to avoid the trails due to the damage, the riders displayed no remorse and carried on. [...]
Last night Bruce Barker and Robert Sadée from the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association (GBCTA) briefed invited trail user groups on their mitigation negotiations with Spray Lake Sawmills (SLS). Bruce and Robert are volunteers working on our behalf under tight timelines and numerous constraints to mitigate the effects of logging on the trail system. We [...]
We have belatedly received Spray Lake Sawmills’ written response to address the public comments on the Bragg Creek FireSmart Logging Plan. Here is a link to the document — "A Response to the Public Comments from the Bragg Creek Open House January 26, 2012". If you have any concerns you can contact them at woodlands@spraylakesawmills.
Sustain Kananaskis Country has posted a set of 10 photographs showing what the area might look like after the proposed logging. While the cut blocks look extensive, remember these photographs are taken from the air and don't represent what the trail user on the ground will see. It would be instructive to have some comparison photos [...]
Apparently, Sustainable Resources (SRD) requires approved stakeholders to consult with each other before they will give approval to any activity in an area. The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association (GBCTA) as an approved stakeholder was required to consult extensively with other stakeholders including Spray Lakes Sawmills in order to get permission to build the new [...]
Notification of an open house in Bragg Creek, Jan 26, 2012, re forthcoming logging at West Bragg.
K Country is asking whether or not you would support a 4 week spring closure of Chester Lake trail in the Smith-Dorrien.
Ever wonder how much of an impact our sport and use of trails has on our local economy? The Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance and Mount Royal College are conducting a Survey on the economic impact of trail use. It not only relates to Mountain biking, but to all trail use, including cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking.
Bowing to unrelenting pressure from Conservation groups and the general public, the Alberta Government will allow the proposed new Alberta Parks Act, Bill 29, to 'die on the order paper'. Minister Cindy Ady said the province will re-introduce the legislation next year.