Motorized and Industrial Use of the Columbia and Western Rail Trail

The Board received a complaint from a resident of Grand Forks about motorized use and maintenance of the Columbia and Western Rail Trail. The Columbia and Western Rail Trail was an established recreation trail between Castlegar and Fife, but the designation was cancelled during the course of the investigation and it is no longer an established recreation trail.

The Board looked at whether motorized use was allowed to occur on the established recreation trail, whether authorization of industrial use by Recreation Sites and Trails BC was reasonable, and whether replacement of an old culvert caused harmful materials to enter the stream.

June 2021

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Natural Resource Region

Kootenay / Boundary

District

Selkirk