Posted by: friendsofstrathcona | September 19, 2009

Protest in works (The Vancouver Province on August 28, 2009)

The following article was published in The Vancouver Province on August 28, 2009

Canwest News ServiceAugust 28, 2009

An environmental group is seeking legal advice after the provincial government approved new horse trails in Strathcona Provincial Park.

The announcement last week that about eight hectares of old logging and mining roads within the Vancouver Island park had been opened to horse use sparked the ire of the Friends of Strathcona Park.

Spokesman John Milne said the group will consult lawyers to see what options it has.

“The Friends are just exploring what’s possible,” he said. “Some people are more militant than others. I guess we need more advice.”

The issue of riding horses in the park came to a head following a permit application by the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort to conduct guided horse tours through a small portion of the park.

The park’s master plan contained ambiguous language regarding horses, which prompted the B.C. Environment Ministry neither to accept nor decline the application.

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