Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Community Trail Clearing Opportunties

Looking to get a little extra firewood for camping or for the coming winter?  The Northern Rockies Regional Council is providing a number of opportunities for residents to access the Community Trail to harvest deadfall timber for personal use on the following dates:

  • Saturday May 13
  • Sunday May 28
  • Sunday June 11
  • Sunday August 27
  • Saturday September 9
  • Sunday September 10
  • Sunday September 24

All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and falling equipment (i.e. chainsaws) can be used to collect this timber, in accordance with established safety guidelines/legislation.

To accommodate this event and ensure personal safety, the community trail will be closed to all pedestrian traffic from 10am-6pm on the days listed above.

Anyone wishing to participate in this opportunity is required to enroll at the Recreation Centre Customer Service Desk.  As part of this process participants must sign a liability waive, and pick up an information package including a printed permit.  If you would like to pre-review this waiver, you can find a summary of it here.  Please note that there is no cost to participate in this opportunity.

All participants must also follow the following requirements:

  • Post somewhere visible, or keep on person, the printed permit
  • Only deadfall timber located within the community trail area (see map here [PDF - 1.2 MB]) may be harvested.  Participants will not cut down any live trees.
  • The Community Trail will be open to ATVs for harvesting purposes only during this event.  Trucks and other motor vehicles are not permitted on the trail at any time.
  • All ATVs used on the Community Trail must be licensed and registered according to the Off Road Vehicle Act.
  • ATV’s must be parked on the side of the paved trail to allow for other users to pass by.
  • Any mess or debris created by the harvesting (especially on the paved trail itself) must be cleaned up prior to the participants leaving the area.
  • Individuals less than 19 years of age may assist in gathering timber but must not be operating any equipment.

If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact the Recreation Department  250-774-2541 (ext 2080).


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