Manitoba flatlanders, the alpine and 1,225 kilometres

On a Yamaha 700 Rhino, these riders took a nine-day ATV ride in Elkford, B.C. » Read full article on Riders West

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Elkford Tree Removal - Wildfire Protection Plan

The district of Elkford's tree removal contractors will be busy in the forested areas around town this summer beginning in May through to the end of 2009.

"Protecting communities from wildfire is a major objective of the Province of BC following the 2003 Firestorm Report prepared by Gary Filman after the 2003 fires season. Since 2006, the District has been working on a plan to protect the community from damage by wildfire."

"We expect to start the work in May 2009, beginning with units 11, 1 and 9 (see map). Treatments in the initial units should be complete in 2009 with replanting initiated in the highly visible areas where almost all of the trees are removed. Detailed plans will be reviewed with the community once the prescriptions are completed, and the District will hold on-site meetings with interested community members before the work starts. The meeting dates and times will be advertised closer to the dates."

For details of the strategy and specifics of the plan please visit the District of Elkford's Fire and Emergency Services page.

Koko Claims Trail Improvements

Volunteers from the Elkford ATV Club and the Elkford Snowmobile Association with the assistance of a dozer donated by Cameron Enterprises completed a major project on the Crossing Creek trail on November 21 and 22 of 2008.

The clubs recently secured a trail management agreement with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts to improve and maintain the Crossing Creek trail. As part of the agreement the clubs were required to install two culverts and are permitted to re-slope and straighten part of the trail to allow for easier and more frequent snowmobile trail grooming.

GeoCaches Around Elkford

Map of geo-cachesTo see a map of geocaches in the Elkford area, visit this link.

Geocaching is a rapidly growing global sport where outdoor enthusiasts seek out treasurers planted all over the world, using only a GPS receiver and a keen sense of adventure.  To learn more about geocaching visit www.geocaching.com

The BC Geocaching Association is a portal to caching in and around BC by providng the resources that allow geocachers to learn, communicate and experience all geocaching has to offer.  To learn more, visit www.bcgeocaching.com.

If you're interested in learning more about Geocaching and GPS navigation, the College of the Rockies Fernie campus is offering a Geocaching course on Saturday and Sunday Nov 1 and 2, 2008.

The White Bear

A collection of photos of the white bear near Elkford.

Upper Elk Valley - Algae To Blame For Canine Deaths

This story was on The Drive FM Radio station August 27, 2008

Algae To Blame For Canine Deaths

A pair of dogs that died after drinking water from the Thompson Creek settling pond, in the Elk Valley, were killed by toxins from blue green algae.

Forest Service Roads

In British Columbia a helmet, liability insurance and a driver's license are required to operate an ATV or off-road motorcycle on a Forest Service Road (FSR). But backroads that are not in a Forest Rec Site, Forest Service Road, Public Access Road or highway are a different class of road and are not yet subject to the same requirements.

Riding your OHV through Elkford

We are privileged that we can ride our snowmobiles, ATV's, and off-highway motorcycles from our homes to the nearest trail in Elkford. With this privilege comes a few responsibilities, the most important of which are to ride slowly & quietly, obey the regulations and obtain the necessary insurance, permits and registration.

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