The Cheakamus Lake Road is closed to the public to facilitate a fuel-reduction project. Supported by BC Parks and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the road will remain closed until this spring.
The fuel-thinning project is being carried out within approximately 100 metres of both sides of the road, from the 3.5-kilometre mark of the road to the Cheakamus Lake parking lot.
It is funded by the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), and revenue generated from the harvesting of select trees.
The RMOW and Cheakamus Community Forest are working together to complete the wildfire fuel thinning project along the road. The road will be graded later this week and trucks will be hauling the wood debris out over the next couple of weeks including the slash under the power lines. The snow at the entrance to Loggers Lake road will be cleared when the road is graded. The aim is to have the road reopened by May 1st.