September 11, 2015 - 4:30 PM
BARRIERE - Several trails in the Barriere area continue to get upgrades thanks to a work experience project between the province and the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society.
In total about 56 kilometres of recreation trails will be cleared on Skull Mountain, the Hoover Nature Trail and Orchard Lake. Seedlings have also been planted in the area and cattle range fencing will be repaired.
Trail clearing has already started on Skull Mountain and the two workers will also be learning about invasive species and treating areas for noxious weeds.
"Thanks to this project, I am gaining training and work experience operating chain saws and brush saws,” project participant Brody Lampreau says in a media release. “I enjoy working outdoors and this project is helping me further my career goals."
The project runs through the end of March 2016.
The partnership program is aimed at creating job creation and labour market partnerships and to provide labour market training as well as allow for research and innovation.
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