The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is introducing new rules for public recreationists who use the Lundbom Grasslands, Lundbom Lake and Marquart Lake Recreation Sites. The rule provide guidance for camping and trail use in these three recreation sites. The overall intent is to manage the use within the fragile natural Bunchgrass ecosystem.
The Lundbom Grasslands Recreation Site situated on Hamilton Hill hosts a special and sensitive ecosystem of native Bunchgrass that must be conserved for future generations.
To manage this resource, the Recreation Sites and Trails BC Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, in consultation with First Nations and stakeholders, has enacted rules under the Forest and Range Practices Act, Forest Recreation Regulations Section 20 (3).
The rules and associated map will be posted at the Lundbom Grasslands, Lundbom Lake, and Marquart Lake Recreation Sites in highly visible areas to inform the public.
Camping will be limited to the developed campsite pads inside the recreation sites.
Activity areas and trail use within the recreation sites is defined on the Lundbom Grasslands Area map.
These rules will allow sustainable management of the grasslands, while allowing public recreation to occur and offer an enjoyable experience for a multitude of users.
For further information, please contact the Recreation Officer at the Cascades Natural Resource District Office, 3840 Airport Road, Merritt, BC or call 250-378-8400.
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