A map of the new trail system in Quesnel. (Submitted)

3 km of trails now open near Quesnel’s airport

The trail was created inside a fuel management demonstration forest

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.”

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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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