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Application from the Aspiring Geopark sent!

October 25th was a big day, as the application from the Tumbler Ridge Aspiring Geopark Steering Committee for admission to the Global Geoparks Network was formally sent to the UNESCO offices in Paris, France. If the proposal is favourably received, it will lead to a site visit in the summer of 2014, and a decision…

A Landmark Scientific Paper From Tumbler Ridge

 The title, scientifically succinct, is imposing:  A REVIEW OF VERTEBRATE TRACK-BEARING FORMATIONS FROM THE MESOZOIC AND EARLIEST CENOZOIC OF WESTERN CANADA WITH A DESCRIPTION OF A NEW THEROPOD ICHNOSPECIES AND REASSIGNMENT OF AN AVIAN ICHNOGENUS. The lead authors are not unknown to anyone familiar with the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre in Tumbler Ridge: Richard…

MEC Contributes $10,000 to the TR Trail Project

On May 23rd Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) informed the Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society (WNMS) of a $10,000 contribution from its Community Contributions Review Committee to be used for signage for the TR Trail. The 27 km TR Trail will encircle three quarters of Tumbler Ridge without having to cross over a single paved road.…

Enhanced Signage at Quality Falls – East Meets West

The Tumbler Ridge Aspiring Geopark aims to enhance the visitor experience in Tumbler Ridge by providing interpretive signs along the hiking trails developed over the past fifteen years by the Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society. The trail to Quality Falls, being close to town, fairly short, relatively easy, and leading to an attractive waterfall with…

Another Creek, Another Trackway!

To find dinosaur tracks near Tumbler Ridge, the process is straightforward: Examine a geological map to see where rocks of the right age occur Ensure that these are terrestrial, not marine rocks (dinosaurs lived on land, not in the ocean) Work out where these rocks might be exposed on the surface, typically in canyons and…

Babcock Boardwalk Installed

  2500 screws – that is how many it took for a team of volunteers from the Wolverine Nordic & Mountain Society (WNMS) to construct twenty-seven 12-foot-long boardwalks in the Helm backyard. Their destination: the trail to Babcock Falls, so as to enhance this popular destination for hikers and at the same time protect the…