Attention sledders: Wildlife closures are now in effect

The Snowmobile Revelstoke Society has issued a reminder to sledders that wildlife closures went into effect on January 1, 2013.

“We are asking once again that you help us educate visiting snowmobilers in regards to this issue,” it said in a message to tourism operators.  “Please encourage your guests to enjoy the many fantastic riding areas around Revelstoke but respect wildlife (by adhering to the) closure boundaries.”

The areas are well marked with signs so it should be easy for snowmobilers to understand where the boundaries are.

“A free brochure with maps for the areas that have wildlife closures is available at the Boulder and Frisby trailheads for your guests to pick up,” the society said in its message.

“If you would like copies for your guests to be able to pick up at your business please call 250-837-3325 to arrange for delivery. Maps are also available on the Snowmobile Revelstoke Society Website on the Riding Areas page.   Your guests can also download the closure maps to their gps by clicking on the following link to Ministry of Natural Resource Operations page. The Society also thanked the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club for its continued efforts in supporting environmental stewardship and fighting to keep riding areas open.

“The club’s volunteer Snowmobile Patrol Program is a tremendous asset and a valuable tool for your guests,” the society said.  “Please help us by reminding your guests about this important issue and assisting them in finding additional information and resources as needed.”