A Good Start ....... to dealing with out of bound ATVs:
...... But it’s not the getting there; it’s what happens when the hard-pack road peters out and the soft, loamy ground of the alpine meadows begins.
At this point Easterday puts his Jeep in park, shoulders his pack and strides out across the mosses and heather. However, he can’t say the same for all motorized backcountry enthusiasts. In the last five years, Easterday says he’s encountered more and more swaths of deep, rutted tire tracks in the mountains. .....
..... To make matters worse, if enough heavy vehicles have punched through the fragile habitat, the ruts are so deep the next rider may worry about getting bogged down. To avoid this, ATVers often veer off existing tracks and make fresh lines through the alpine. Over time the entire area can become covered in tracks.
Easterday got so concerned about the damage being created by motorized vehicles that he started the Outdoor Recreation Alliance. The group is led by eight directors who love the backcountry, but who use a variety of non-motorized and motorized methods to access it in both summer and winter. ......
Executive Board of Directors
Members of the Executive Board of Directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting. The maximum number of current directors is eight. To be eligible for election they should have been either nominated by one of ORC’s Provincial Group Members or have been appointed as an Advisory Member.
Dennis Webb Chair Quad Riders ATV Association of BC
Robert Gunn Past Chair Fish & Wildlife Program, BCIT
Rose Schroeder Director Back Country Horsemen of BC
Don Reid Director Trails Society of BC
Kim Reeves Director Four Wheel Drive Association of BC
Penelope Edwards Director BC Nature
Dave Wharton Director Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC
Erin Hart Director BC Snowmobile Federation
Roxanne Rousseau Director Sea Kayak Association of BC
David Lock Director BC Off Road MotorCycling Association
Gordon Weetman Advisory Member UBC Faculty of Forestry
Mark Angelo BC Rivers Chair BC Rivers Institute (Chair Emeritus)
Ray Pillman Senior Advisor Sea Kayak Association of BC
Gordon Weetman Former Chair Faculty of Forestry, UBC
Ken Farquharson Environmental Assessments Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission
Mel Turner Park advisor Formerly with BC Parks
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A Forest Practices Board - What we Do
Glossary of Board Terms
Bigger the Symbol (Icon) used by the Forest Practices Board to educate the public, the more important, and dangerous, is the work involved:
BLOWDOWN (WINDTHROW) Uprooting by the wind. Also refers to a tree or trees so uprooted.
BROWSE That part of leaf and twig growth of shrubs, woody vines, and trees available for animal consumption, or, the act of consuming browse (browsing).
A yarding system employing winches, blocks and cables.
CLEARCUT An area of forestland from which all merchantable trees have recently been harvested
COMMUNITY WATERSHEDThe drainage area above the most downstream point of diversion on a stream for which the water is for human consumption, and which is licensed under the Water Act for (i) a waterworks purpose, or (ii) a domestic purpose if the licence is held by, or is subject to, the control of a water users’ community as incorporated under the Water Act.
CROSS-DITCH A ditch excavated across the road at an angle and at a sufficient depth, with armouring as appropriate, to divert both road surface water and ditch water off or across the road.
CUTSLOPE The face of an excavated bank required to lower the natural ground line to the desired road profile.
GEOTEXTILE FILTER FABRIC A synthetic material placed on the flat, under road fill, with the primary functions of layer separation, aggregate confinement, and distribution of load.
NOTE: This photo shows the material placed vertically, stopping road fill, for separation, aggregate confinement, ...... FAILURE
HELICOPTER HARVESTING An aerial harvesting system whereby logs are removed vertically from the forest and flown to a roadside landing or drop zone.
MECHANICAL HARVESTING the process of harvesting timber using mechanized means.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU)An agreement between ministers defining the roles and responsibilities of each ministry in relation to the other or others, with respect to matters over which the ministers have
NOXIOUS WEEDSAny weed designated by the Weed Control Regulations in the Weed Control Act and identified on a Regional District noxious weed control list.
NOTE: Noxious Weeds BBC Post
PARTICIPATING MINISTRIESThe Ministry of Forests and Range (MFR), Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (MAL) and the Ministry of Environment (MOE).
PARTICIPANTSAll those directly involved in a complaint including complainants, subjects, parties and adversely affected persons, but not other interested persons.
PERFORMANCE PENALTYCreated by Bill 47, 1997, but is not yet in force. It is an administrative penalty in addition to a contravention penalty, imposed where the licensee did not exercise due diligence.
PHREATOPHYTEA deeply-rooted plant deriving its moisture from subsurface sources.
PREVENTIONAll activities that interrupt the dispersal of new invasive plant species into a geographic area or specific location where they were not previously found.
NOTE: Noxious Weeds BBC Post
PROPER FUNCTIONING CONDITIONThe ability of a stream, river, wetland, or lake, and its riparian area, to withstand: normal peak flood events without experiencing accelerated soil loss; channel movement or bank movement; filter runoff; and, store and safely release water (Forest Practices Code definition).
NOTE: Enbridge and Encana and Kinder-Enron-Morgan could be hit with an unenforced Penalty.
PUGGING Deep hoof prints left by large ungulates on moist, fine-textured soils of streams and wetlands.
NOTE: Deep Tire Tracks prints left by ATV is called Mud-Bogging in British Columbia
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RED LIST SPECIESIndigenous species that are extirpated, endangered, or threatened in British Columbia.Violationtickets for mud bogging are $575, and other penalties may include towing or impoundment of vehicles, jail time and expenses related to habitat restoration.The public are encouraged to report suspicious activities and environmental damage to the province’s toll-free, 24 hour Report All Poachers and Polluters – RAPP line at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277) or from a cell phone *7277.
RILL A small channel created on steep slopes by water erosion.
RIPARIAN An area of land adjacent to a stream, river, lake or wetland that contains vegetation that, due to the presence of water, is distinctly different from the vegetation of adjacent upland areas.
RIPARIAN LEAVE STRIP An unharvested border of forest around a riparian feature.
SOIL DISTURBANCE Disturbance to the soil in the net area to be reforested resulting from the construction of temporary access structures or gouges, ruts, scalps or compacted areas resulting from forestry activities. Without rehabilitation, disturbed sites often have reduced soil productivity and may not provide optimum growing conditions for new trees. For that reason, maximum allowable amounts of soil disturbance are set in regulation.
NOTE: This is different than Pugging and Bogging
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TREE FARM LICENCE (TFL)NOTE: Tree Farm Licence (TFL) and Pine Beetle Harvesting @ BBC
TFLs are privately managed Sustained Yield Units. TFLs are designed to enable owners of Crown-granted forestlands and old temporary tenures or the timber licences, which replace them; to combine these with enough unencumbered Crown land to form self-contained sustained yield management units. These licences commit the licensee to manage the entire area under the general supervision of the Forest Service. Cutting from all lands requires Forest Service approval through the issuance of cutting permits. TFLs should not be confused with Certified Tree Farms under the Taxation Act; though some Certified Tree Farm land (Crown-granted) may comprise a part of the TFL. A TFL has a term of 25 years.
MANUAL TREE TOPPER A professional climber who ascends trees to prepare them for helicopter harvest as part of the process of single stem harvesting.
NOTE: Manual Tree Topper and Tree Monkey same video two different job descriptions
TREE MONKEY A professional climber who ascends trees to prepare them for helicopter harvest as part of the process of single stem harvesting.
Audit of Fire Prevention Practices BC Hydro and Power Authority Occupant Licences to Cut L48655, L48700, L48750, L48751