Monday, December 11, 2006

BC Accepts Four Bids for Park Development

In July, the BC Liberals announced its intention to accept development applications for permanent lodges and other infrastructure inside 12 Provincial Parks. They have now received applications for developments in four parks - Mount Robson, Elk Lakes, Maxhamish Lake and Cape Scott.

Details about the nature of the development have been difficult to come by. However, the Western Canada Wilderness Committee is reporting that the development in Maxhamish Lake will be a privately developed fly-in fishing lodge.

To date, 13 conservation groups including the The B.C. Wildlife Federation, which represents about 30,000 hunters and anglers in the province, have joined in condemning the Liberals policy.

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