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Community Support Agreements

Various forest users and community sectors engage with the community forest including the Omineca Ski Club, Burns Lake Mountain Biking Club, Burns Lake Paintball Association, and Burns Lake Fire Training Society.

 

Burns Lake Mountain Biking Society

BLCF has supported the not-for-profit society since it was established in 2006.  160 acres of private property on Boer Mountain Road was purchased for the construction of the park together with a donation of $100,000 towards hiring the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) for trail design and construction.

Monetary and in-kind support has since been donated over the years for equipment, mapping, upgrades, youth and adult camps/weekend workshops. Because the maintenance funding has been difficult to secure and often ineligible for , an agreement was recently made to commit in assisting the maintenance expenses annually for five years.

 

Burns Lake Paintball Association

 

Burns Lake Fire Training Society

ComFor Management Services Ltd. entered into a 25-year-lease agreement with the Burns Lake Fire Training Society for a piece of property located on the old Endako River Timber site.  

The Society intends on establishing a firefighter training facility for members to develop their skills in areas such as auto extrication, over-embankment rescue, structural-fire suppression, blackout searches, obstacle courses, Incident Command System (ICS) training, and propane/natural gas fire scenarios.  In addition, other fire departments and organizations will be invited to use this site.

 

Omineca Ski Club

The majority of the Omineca Ski Club trails are encompassed by, but outside, the tenure area of K1A.  BLCF has constructed short connector trails, contributed to the construction of the biathlon range, and cooperates with the ski club for trail expansion using roads no longer required for harvesting operations.

 

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