2018 Trail Restoration

2018 TRAIL REHABILATION

Willmore Wilderness Foundation staff member Randi Lester worked on preparing the Occupational Health and Safety Manuals and Policies for the 2018 Trail Clearing Initiative. She was instrumental in developing a Code of Practice (COPs) for trail work. The Willmore Wilderness Foundation offered a Chain Saw Safety course which brought up the confidence level of younger trail hands. Willmore Wilderness Foundation Board Member Mark Wood Construction Superintendent, ConocoPhillips Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada is an expert in OHS. He works on behalf of the Foundation to comply with all safety requirements

Trail Rehabilitation Program continued in Willmore Wilderness Park, during the 2018 season in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety regulations.

The Foundation continued to rehabilitate historic trails. Crews worked on the following trails:

  • Berland River
  • Sunset Creek and Jackknife Pass
  • Zenda Creek to Big Grave Flats
  • Big Grave Flats to Cowlick Creek
  • Muddy Water River to Boulder Creek
  • Boulder Creek to Pauline Creek
  • Pauline Creek to Ptarmigan Lake
  • Davey Creek to Mt Stearn

The Foundation continued to restore and rehabilitate the following traditional campgroundsa

  • Adam’s Creek Campground
  • Sunset Meadow Campground
  • Zenda Creek Campground
  • Big Grave Flats Campground
  • Boulder Creek Campground
  • Multiple Kvass Flats Campgrounds

The Foundation continued to erect trail markers on the trails that are being rehabilitated, in form of 3×3 inch coloured plastic trail markers.

The Foundation continued garbage collections and maintenance of ID #25.

The Foundation continued to GPS trail network and take the waypoints and tracking points collected and convert for use on the ArcGIS. The ArcGIS will be used to create updated maps for Willmore Wilderness Park. We will create shape files of this data.

The Foundation continued to identify gravesites, old trapper’s cabins, historic camp site areas, dangerous river crossings, historical areas which have been catalogued and recorded for future reference.  Trail crews will erect trail markers so the public can easily find the trail. Foundation crews will look after picking up garbage, and keep Willmore Wilderness Park pristine.

PUBLIC AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

The Willmore Wilderness Foundation provided Public and Professional Education with up to date informationand educational programs about the Park utilizing the Willmore Wilderness Foundation office at 4600 Pine Plaza, in Grande Cache.

  • The public’s inquiries were answered by phone, email, or social media
  • The Foundation provided professional expertise to the various government departments and professionals when asked.