Adequacy of Repair and Maintenance of the Elk River Road, Near Elk Lakes Provincial Park

On January 6, 2000, the Board received a complaint from an Elkford resident about repairs that were made to the Elk River forest service road. The complainant said that the Ministry of Forests failed to repair the road properly after it was partially undermined by the Elk River.

The complainant requested that the steep cut slope on the west side of the road be reduced to prevent erosion and that large rocks be placed along the bank of the Elk River to deflect the current and prevent further erosion.

The Board decided to investigate whether the repairs to the road complied with the requirements of the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act (the Act).

September 1, 2000

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Natural Resource Region

Kootenay / Boundary


Rocky Mountain