The Climbers Access Society of BC is working with the Squamish Access Society to build a fence around a portion of the Grand Wall of the Stawamus Chief.
The plan is to build roughly 160 metres of fencing over two phases within the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park.
The project was divided into two phases.
Completed in January, the first phase saw a fence follow the main trail from Grand Wall Trail to the Black Dyke Trail.
The second phase will connect Phase 1 to the Titanic Trail.
Phase 1 was completed last month in January and the second phase is expected to be complete in early 2022.
Mark Fraser, the organizer of the fundraising campaign, said the fence would help control traffic movement and minimize off-trail trampling.
He said cedar fences had been used in the park previously to section off ecological areas.
“With this protection, these areas have proven to revegetate and flourish in a short time frame,” he said.
“Phase 1 and 2 will section off large areas and encourage users to stay out of these natural areas.”
He said climbers recognized that this was a popular area and wanted to contribute to its management and conservation while also encouraging safe outdoor recreation and ecological stewardship.
Fraser hopes the community wouldcontribute to the fundraiser, which aims to raise $4,000.
“We encourage anyone who uses these areas or simply wants to help ensure the protection of these natural areas and participate in supporting good relationships between climbers and BC Parks, to consider supporting this cause,” he said.