A cash injection of almost $100,000 will be given to British Columbian outdoor clubs to improve trail riding conditions and promote rider safety.
Eleven clubs are receiving funding under two different funding streams:
Trail construction or maintenance
Fort St. James Snowmobile Club: $13,655
Kamloops Snowmobile Association: $20,000
Maple Ridge Blue Mountain Motorcycle Club: $3,675
Prince George ATV Club: $15,000
Prince George Tabor Mountain Recreation Society: $20,000
Sicamous Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club: $9,600
Squamish Dirt Bike Association: $5,000
Valemount and Area Recreation Development Association: $5,000
Promotion of safe and responsible use
Coquitlam Eagle Mountain Moto Club: $2,000
Hope B.C. Nickel Mine Trail Safety and Signage: $3,750
Oliver Mountain OHV Park: $1,762
The next intake of applications to the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Trail Fund will begin in early 2019, with at least $150,000 available to fund applicants.
Representatives from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation, British Columbia Off-road Motorcycle Association and ATVBC evaluated 28 applications before making the final decisions.
Funded by off-road vehicle registration fees
Established in 2017, the ORV Trail Fund is funded from a portion of registration fees collected under the Off Road Vehicle Act by ICBC. The fund is administered by the ministry’s Recreation Sites and Trails Branch.
About 10,000 kilometres of ORV trails are managed by the Recreation Sites and Trails Branch, in partnership with community-based ORV groups around the province.
There are significant ORV riding opportunities on the land base, including approximately 600,000 kilometres of resource roads and managed riding areas.
For more information about the ORV Trail Fund, visit: gov.bc.ca/ORVFund.
For more information about the Off Road Vehicle Act, or registering an ORV, visit: gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/natural-resource-use/land-use/crown-land/crown-land-uses/off-road-vehicles
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