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Stawamus Chief Provincial Park

STAWAMUS CHIEF PROVINCIAL PARK

 

SAS has had a long relationship with BC Parks advocating on behalf of climbers on the Chief. One important recent policy change, that SAS influenced, was seasonal nesting restriction based on actual raptor observation rather than a rigid ban each year on the same physical location. SAS also worked with BC Parks to create the Best Practices Guide for new route development in the park, which since been adopted elsewhere. The Chief is of course also a key location for SAS’s ongoing Fixed Anchor replacement work.

In earlier years SAS has influenced policy toward the climbers campground at the Chief. In 2004 SAS played a leading role in defeating the proposal to build a gondola to the summit of the Chief.

LATEST NEWS

  • Mt Habrich via ferrata proposal
    Squamish Access Society learned recently of a proposal to build a Via Ferrata (“VF”) on Mt Habrich. The proponent is Stanley Yntema, a self-described “community organiser” based in Surrey, BC. Mr Yntema is not well-known to the Squamish climbing and mountaineering community and has not sought feedback...
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  • Smoke Bluffs management plan completed
    On 21st March Squamish council voted to adopt a new Management Plan for the Smoke Bluffs Park. Squamish Access Society took a lead role in the development of this plan over the last two years through its representation on the Smoke Bluffs Park Advisory Committee (“SBPAC”). SAS...
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  • Chek and Cat Lake logging from April 2017
    Do you climb at Chek Canyon and at Cat Lake? You should be aware of a number of industrial activities that are occurring on the Conroy FSR and Culiliton Creek FSR this spring. Areas above Chek Canyon recreation site on the Conroy FSR and along the Culliton...
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  • 2016 Annual Report
    Following on from January’s AGM, the society is making available its 2016 Annual report....
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