Tourism and Recreation must be recognized equally alongside wildlife conservation in the South Chilcotin Mountains and Big Creek Park management plan. Without this immediate recognition our business and your access to the area will be threatened.
Tyax Adventures and its predecessor Spruce Lake Wilderness Adventures, has been sharing the magic of the South Chilcotin with mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders for 40 years alongside a healthy Grizzly Population. Unfortunately, the current Draft Management Plan uses Grizzly Bear “recovery” strategies that are based on broad sweeping data, and will severely hamper our business viability and your access to enjoy the park. It must be known that we too support maintaining a healthy Grizzly Bear population, however it is our view that this can be done in conjunction with maintaining flourishing and valuable tourism and recreation in the area.
To secure the future of tourism and recreation access in the South Chilcotin we must act now in response to the March 2016 South Chilcotin Mountains and Big Creek Park Management Plan Draft presented for public review.
We request that the following be included within the South Chilcotin Mountains and Big Creek Park Management Plan:
Thank you for signing the petition showing your support for keeping the South Chilcotin Mountains and Big Creek Park open to tourism and recreation. This petition will be delivered to the Honorable Mary Polak Minister of Environment and local MLA’s before May 22, 2016.
For more information regarding our view on the Draft Management plan and how Tyax Adventures has been, and will continue to be pro-active as a sustainable tourism operator with deep consideration focused on the safety and co-existence of all recreationalists and wildlife, please visit http://tyaxadventures.com/blog/tyax-adventures-…ement-plan-draft/. Or please comment directly to BC Parks by following this link.