What was this engagement about?
The Province, in partnership with Squamish and Líl̓wat Nations, is working with local government and stakeholder groups to understand the diversity of values, interests, and concerns to guide future recreation management in the Sea to Sky Natural Resource District. Several recreation hotspots have been identified as specific project areas.
One of those areas are Meager and Keyhole Hot Springs, both natural hotsprings in the upper Lillooet River Valley, within the traditional territory of Líl̓wat Nation.
Meager Creek Hot Springs and Keyhole Hot Springs have high cultural, spiritual, wildlife and ecological, and recreational values. However, both places have seen negative impacts from overuse in the past, such as human-wildlife conflicts. This, and the 2010 Capricorn Landslide in the Mount Meager Volcanic Complex (the largest recorded landslide in Canada), have led to site closures to ensure public safety. In light of changing road access and recent increases in public visitation during site closures, the Province and the Líl̓wat Nation are taking this opportunity to reassess management of both hot springs.
The purpose of this engagement is to give the public an opportunity to provide input on what they value about the Meager Creek Hot Springs and Keyhole Hot Springs, what concerns they have with the current situation and activities in the area, and what they think is important for future management at both hot springs.
For more information, visit the Sea to Sky Visitor Use Management website.
How will my contribution make a difference?
Input from this engagement will help to inform the planning process. Public feedback will be considered by project partners as they identify objectives for future management.
Details of the Consultation:
Date: January 12 to March 15, 2020
Category: Recreation & Parks