Hikers in Quesnel have three kilometres of new trails to explore.
The city recently opened a Fuel Management Trail System, located next to the Quesnel Airport, on Quesnel-Hixon road. The network includes four loops of varying length, from the 0.5-km Rabbit – Goh trial to the 1.1-km Grizzly – Shas trail.
“The new trails meander through a fuel-managed demonstration forest, where trail users can experience what a fuel-treated stand of trees looks like,” a newsletter reads. “There is also an educational kiosk with information on wildfires and fuel management.”
The site of the trails was identified as a high risk area when the city developed a wildfire protection plan. In 2019, a biomass removal project reduced the wildfire threat, while maintaining forest health.
The city has released a video of Quesenel Mayor Bob Simpson touring the new trails on his bike.
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