Monday, July 22, 2019

Work underway on Metlakatla Wilderness Trail rebuild

Repairs are underway on one of the hidden treasures of the North Coast
with the Metlakatla Wilderness Trail the subject of a two month
remediation program this summer

One of the North Coasts most enjoyable trails is on the way towards an eventual reopening, with work now underway on the Metlakatla Wilderness Trail, with crews today beginning to ferry supplies to staging areas as part of the construction work to take place over the next few months.

A notice posted to the Metlakatla First Nation Facebook page today outlines how helicopters are being used to fly materials and supplies from the Village to the Wilderness Trail construction sites.

As we outlined on the blog in June, the Metlakatla First Nation had recently sought out funding from the Northern Development Initiative Trust to put towards the work required to repair damage suffered in a 2015 windstorm.

As a result of the damage, the trail had been deemed off limits to the public, much to the disappointment of local residents and visitors alike who had either travelled the trail in the past or heard of its spectacular vistas and natural setting.

If all repairs go as planned, it is hoped that the trail can be reopened for use by the Spring of 2020.

For more items of note related to the Metlakatla First Nation see our archive page here.

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