BOUNDARY ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE
WORKING TO PROTECT NATURAL RESOURCES IN THE BOUNDARY
WE ASK FOR TERMINATION or DELAY of
POWDER RENEGADE LODGE PROPOSAL
THIS MASSIVE SKI-CAT OPERATION AND LODGE
WANTS TO OCCUPY AN AREA OF 8847 Ha
BETWEEN THE KETTLE & GRANBY DRAINAGES
is an area that can be visualized better when imposed on other areas, 21 km long and up to 12.6 km wide.
As the Crow Flies:
Forks to Midway 18.6 km
Grand Forks to Nth of Jewel Lake 20 km
Osoyoos to Oliver 17 km
Osoyoos to Bridesville
Osoyoos to Baldy 21 km
Rock Creek to Baldy 21 km
A LARGE PORTION OF THE PROPOSAL INTRUDES INTO THE GRANBY WEST MOTORIZED VEHICLE CLOSURE AREA and is
ALL IN THE KETTLE GRANBY GRIZZLY WILDLIFE
HABITAT ZONE see later mapping
The OVERLAP is about 2400 Ha or 5930 acres, an area
that is about 27% of the proposed tenure and a 19 % bite into the MV closed area. This intrusion is also where the Lodge, other
accomodations, service buildings, services and activity hub are planned.
THIS INTRUSION ALONE SHOULD HAVE DISQUALIFIED THE APPLICATION
IN THAT IT COMPLETELY TRASHES THE INTENT OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE CLOSED AREA
NOTE THE LEVEL of FRAGMENTATION AND DISTURBANCE ALREADY
IN THIS GENERAL AREA.
THE FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT THE NATURAL VALUES OF THIS AREA,
by removing this area from consideration,
may have now imposed a statutory requirement that this application be considered. If Government is therefore unable to terminate the
application at this point (as we recommend) then we say that it would be a travesty to proceed with this flawed application as
is, that it is not possible to address the major concerns through any build out process.
WE RECOMMEND A DELAY of ONE YEAR BE
in order to address the multiple issues outlined in the CONCERNS section below
WE RECOMMEND YOU SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS TO FRONT COUNTER BC
(see details in box above) and WRITE, EMAIL, CALL and/or CC other
agencies as listed, plus Media. Please include the area MLA amongst those you CC. See Government email addresses here
APPLICATIONS CAN BE VIEWED AT:
For additional information, review the adventure tourism commercial recreation tenure management
plan which consists of location, infrastructure and impacts, as well as the roadway license of occupation management plan which
consists of road & terrain description and environmental impacts.
To submit comments, please send your comments directly
to Sharon Dailey, Senior Authorization Specialist, Crown Land Authorization, Kootenay Boundary Region. 250-420-6442 email@example.com.
Please mention that this is related to Crown Land File: 4406147, 4406148, 4406149
WE ARE INCLUDING COPIES OF SOME SENT
LETTERS OR EMAILS. Here (page under construction)
Feel free to include, adapt any of the concerns or refer
to Concerns listed below:
We are providing articles and links to articles which focus on Grizzly and Wolverines. here
The common thread is the effect of too many roads on these and other species and this proposal has many more, not
to mention the disturbances and emissions created by a cat-ski, helicopter delivered and supplied operation and other
A Summary List.
Concerns are expanded on in detail here
inadequate public notification process and response period.
Overlap into Motor Vehicle Closed area, trashing intent of that closure.
Entire Proposal in
Kettle Granby Grizzly Wildlife Habitat Area and GAR Order, trashing intent of that designation. see later map
with ecological footprint far exceeding tenure footprint.
- Completely inadequate "armchair" Environmental Assessment.
Due to application
timing and season, no opportunity for interested parties including professionals to do the necessary on the ground assessments.
of habitat in an already fragmented landscape with serious consequences for the threatened Kettle-Granby grizzly and other wildlife.
runoff with attendant issues from roads and trails leading to increased flood risk downstream
Many new roads and trails with attendant
tree removal, proposed in area in addition to excessive existing roads.
- Highly mechanized operation with noise, air pollution
in and out of tenure area.
- Concerns as to Governments intent to favour this application in view of applicants failed application
in another area.
- Exaggerated economic benefits and no costing of environmental consequences. Irony of proposing high ecological harm,
global warming enterprise of a type already deemed to be contributing to loss of ski seasons worldwide, amongst other harms
ADDITIONAL INFO, MAPS & PICTURES.
GRIZZLY SECURE AREA MAPPING AREA
REPORTS and links re Wildlife Concerns here
COPIES of emails and letters
Submit Comments to
Sharon Dailey 250-420-6442
Please mention that this is related
to Crown Land File: 4406147, 4406148, 4406149
other Govt contacts: