BC Ministry Calls For Snowmobilers Input – Deadline looms

The results from the survey will help guide the development of new maps and signage for riding areas in British Columbia

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Recreational sledders are asked to participate in a voluntary survey - share your experiences as a rider in B.C., how you access information and your reactions and suggestions for current and future signage and riding area maps. Photo courtesy SnoRiders file photo

The BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is conducting a province-wide survey about snowmobile recreation in British Columbia.

The survey is being conducted by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD). Recreational snowmobile riders are invited to participate in this survey, which will be open through July 14th, 2019.

This survey is voluntary and a response is encouraged, not required. The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

It offers an opportunity for snowmobilers in British Columbia to share:

  • your experiences as a rider,
  • how you find information about riding,
  • your awareness and perceptions of riding areas and closed areas,
  • your reactions to current riding area maps and signage.

The results from the survey will help guide the development of new maps and signage for riding areas in British Columbia.

What is the purpose of new maps and signage for snowmobiling areas?

  • Improve rider awareness and understanding of riding areas and closure areas.
  • Encourage riders to remain inside open riding areas.

What are the next steps after the survey has been compiled and completed?

  • Once the survey closes, we will review survey responses in early summer 2019.
  • Survey responses will be used to develop new maps and signage in late summer 2019.
  • New maps and signage will be deployed in a staged approach with the first new maps and signage in place for the 2019-2020 riding season.

Link to the survey

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