Trail Conditions June 14 ,2017

With the recent thunderstorms and strong winds on Tuesday June 13 , there have been several trees down due to those winds. Several areas in the RM of Piney had power outages from downed trees on hydro lines . And some reports coming from some of our members have noted trees down along our trail. […]

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Manitoba Fire Bulletin #1

June 2, 2017 FIRE BULLETIN #1 – – – Burning Permits Cancelled Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner advise that hot, dry and windy conditions have elevated the wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province and burning permits have been cancelled in central and eastern Manitoba. Manitobans are reminded […]

Fire Rating June 2 2017

Well less then 24 hrs we are now at an EXTREME Rating from a HIGH rating. This is a level 5 rating out of a scale of 5 so next would be a Back Country Travel Restrictions if conditions continue to this dry. Today the temperature was 33C with a humidity level of 26 % […]

Fire Rating Extreme

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Trail Conditions June 1 2017

The Little Bigfoot trail is in good condition and clear of all downed trees at this time. There a few areas that we will get out soon to do some general trail repairs/ grooming. At this time all the tree planting near or along our trail is now completed and no other tree planting is […]

Fire Rating June 1 2017

Well it didn’t take long and we now sit a  High rating for the Sandilands Provincial Forest area. Even with all the rains and cooler temps from the past weekend it has sure dried up here , and yet in some lower areas there is still a fair amount of water in the ditches. Lets hope […]

Fire Rating High


Fire Rating May 17th 2017

Well thankfully we received enough rain and cooler temps the rating has dropped to Low , for now. Green up is coming in nicely now and things are looking good for back country travel. Please keep in mind that with the predicted forecast for this weekend ( May long ) there is a warmer dry […]

Fire Rating May 15th 2017

Well we are back into the high range again. With this hot dry weather and 30-50 km winds as of late it didn’t take long for the rating to jump up. Hopefully with the predicted rains coming it will drop the rating down to moderate. Please be mindful folks when it the back country.   […]

Fire Rating High


Fire Rating May 10 2017

The latest fire rating in the Sandilands Provincial Forest is now dropped to moderate. Thankfully due to the higher humidity over nights and some minor rain fall the rating has dropped from High to Moderate. Green up is now starting to really kick in which is a good thing, but please be mindful when travelling […]

Fire Rating May 5th 2017

Here is the latest fire rating for the Sandilands Provincial Forest . With the recent warmer temperatures and steadily winds conditions have dried out pretty. The Provincial Fire Fighters based out of the Marchand Park now have 2 Tac Crews on standby and they have also called in a helicopter to be based out of […]

Fire Rating High


Fire Rating May 3 2017

Here is the current fire rating for the Sandilands area. Green up is starting now but please use caution when travelling in the back country . With the dry and warmer temps forecasted the week and weekend i can see the rating being moved up to the next level.   Thanks   Sandhogs Exec