Beaver Lodge Forests Lands
The Beaver Lodge Trust Lands Renewal Act empowers the BC Ministry of Forests to manage the Beaver Lodge Trust Lands (BLTL) according to a 1994 Resource Use Plan. To implement the plan, the Forest Service established the BLTL Committee of which the Simms Creek Stewardship Society and GLT are active members. Since 2006, the Forest Service and GLT have maintained a management agreement that enables GLT to be responsible for the day to day maintenance of the lands.
In 2009 and 2010, GLT secured a crew through the Job Opportunities Program to build new trails and bridges within the BLFL. Numerous volunteer hours are tallied every year in the BLFL as well. Many thanks to the Beaver Lodge Trust Committee, the GLT directors and members: Ron Burrell, Brian Giles, and Irv Penner and to the Ministry of Forests staff: Rory Annett, Paul Nuttal, Lynda Ostashek, Pam Silver, and Darcy Yule.
Haig Brown Heritage Property
In early 2007, Greenways Land Trust assumed the stewardship role on the Haig-Brown Heritage Property in cooperation with the City of Campbell River and the Campbell River Museum.
The Kingfisher Creek flows through the Haig Brown property and drains into the mighty Campbell River. Greenways Land Trust continues to work on the Kingfisher Creek Restoration Project to remove invasive plant species and restore the riparian area to its natural state.
In the future there will be many ways to become involved with the Haig Brown property as a volunteer or member. Projects will involve trail maintenance, education, species monitoring and inventory, and mapping. Please contact us for more information on how to get involved.