Wildlife Act – Motor Vehicle Closed Area
The Conservation Officer Service has received reports regarding the use of ATV’s, motorcycles and other motor vehicles operating within the Dutch Creek / Findlay Flats Motor Vehicle Closed Area. The Wildlife Act states a person commits an offence if he or she uses or operates a motor vehicle within a closed area and is liable to a Penalty of $ 230.00. Also under the Forest and Range Practices Act any unauthorized activity resulting in prescribed damage to the environment by a motor vehicle may result in a penalty of $ 575.00.
The officer also has the discretion of seizing the motor vehicle. Presently it appears that some violators may reside within the Columere Park or Columbia Ridge Estates area. Attached is a map of the Motor Vehicle closed area. Anyone with information regarding violators or to report a violation is asked to report the incident to the Conservation Officer Service 24/7 reporting line at 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP – Report all Poachers and Polluters). Please protect this area from motor vehicle damage and ride elsewhere. Thank you from the Conservation Officer Service.