Proposed Snowshoe Plateau Motorized Recreation Regulation Order
May 15, 2001
"The Snowshoe Plateau (Yanks Peak area) will be closed to motorized vehicle
traffic ,including off-road and All Terrain Vehicles, between MAY 15 and OCTOBER
15 annually, EXCEPT on those roads and trails specifically identified in the
above noted exhibit "A" map, and from time to time be designated."
(Exhibit "A" map was published in the paper which has not been scanned.)
The above article was posted in the Quesnel Observer, newspapers in Horsefly,
Prince George, Quesnel, Wells, etc, etc... Public input had to be provided by
the 18th of May, in writing to the MOF office in either Horsefly or Quesnel.
The Gold City Off Road Syndicate 4x4 Club, based in Quesnel, has been involved
in the entire process with the MOF. We have been at all meetings and have had
significant input into the entire process. We have done our best to represent
the 4-Wheeling community as a whole, as this closure will effect many of the
4-Wheelers in the province.
Personally, I see this closure as a significant win for our sport. We gave them
a list of roads that we wished to remain open, and they considered our input as
a valid recreational opportunity. The largest single complaint was the ATV's
driving off the main roads. This will now be policed and patrolled. Violators
WILL be ticketed as of May 15th, 2001
The Gold City Off Road Syndicate has also worked out a written agreement with
the MOF in Quesnel and Horsefly, to provide vehicle access for the ministry
staff while the trail signage is being erected. We have successfully lobbied for
a small information kiosk to be placed at one of the main trail junctions, and
smaller signs throughout the route stating to remain on the proper trails. In
addition to these signs, our club logo,(and other user groups) will be placed on
the signs to show which groups participated and support the SnowShoe Plateau
land use management plan. We are also going to be putting out information
pamphlets in co-operation with the MOF to re-iterate the importance of obeying
the new rules in the area.
The main Yanks Peak road will remain open. They want to curtail the morons who
like to travel off the beaten path and destroy the alpine vegetation and such.
The road up to Roundtop is questionable at this point as to whether or not it
will remain open.
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