Exec reports - FMCBC ACC Representative

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Introduction

The FMCBC/ACC Representative:

  • Attends FMCBC meetings and reports back to the VOC Exec on the various FMCBC projects and objectives.
  • Assists the VOC Executive to formulate policy regarding the FMCBC projects and objectives.
  • Ensures that the FMCBC is aware of the VOC position.
  • A position suitable for someone who is big on environmental issues and feels that the FMCBC can further their objectives.
  • Acts as liaison between the Alpine Club and VOC. Is familiar with ACC and what it has to offer to VOC.
  • Tries to keep the VOC up to date on environmental and conservation issues that might affect outdoor recreation in BC
  • Organizes letter writing events to encourage members to act on conservation issues


Current Exec Report

2007 - 2008

FMCBC / ACC Representative: Natalie Stafl

This year has had a significant focus on land-use issues, particularly regarding the designation of Phelix creek. My term started last April with my first real involvement starting in June with the FMCBC AGM in Nelson. I connected a few names to faces, was elected member of the board and have been attending monthly Rec and Con meetings and telephone Board meetings ever since.

The history and background to the whole Phelix issue can be found elsewhere on the wiki so I won't repeat it here, but thus far it has been a pretty lengthy process of club involvement initiating a petition, letter writing campaign and joint meetings with members of the motorized community and government appointed mediator. Other issues that came up over the past year included:

  • Dealing with Heli-ski tenure applications for Mt. Waddington (negotiating and defining a no-fly zone)
  • Negotiating Tyler Freed's (from Coast Range Heli-ski) tenure application and avoidance protocol
  • Addressing the Garibaldi at Squamish resort application
  • Addressing the four season resort application for Falls lake
  • Discussing/ adjusting Don Swartz's application to temporally and physically expand the Powder Mtn Cat-ski tenure

Throughout the process I wrote to many Premiers, got a better understanding about how government operates and cajoled/ coerced as many other people to write letters as I possiby could. I look forward to continue being actively involved in land use issues in the year to come.

Past Exec Reports

Exec Report - FMCBC ACC Representative 2006 - 2007