CSRD Wants help figuring out antique survey equipment

The piece of equipment was used by Peter Jennings to map out the North Fork Wild near Craigellachie

An item of great historical significance obtained by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District has them wishing it came with an instruction manual.

The regional district have come into possession of an original piece of of survey equipment used by Peter Jennings to survey the North Fork Wild. The North Fork Wild 51.42 acre property crisscrossed with trails and renowned for its beauty and biodiversity which is now maintained by the CSRD. The preserved natural area east of Craigallachie near the north fork of the Perry River was donated to the CSRD by Jennings in 2012 to ensure its natural values are conserved.

Related:Trail Alliance seeks grants for trail improvements

“The CSRD has obtained this item of equipment and many of Jennings’ original records as part of his estate. The survey tool comes with an antique compass, which has many components. We have not been able to figure out how these parts work together,” a release from the CSRD reads.

The regional district is looking for help from members of the public who might have information on the equipment. Those with information are asked to contact contact Kristina Flackman the CSRD’s Community Parks and Recreation Coordinator, at 250-833-5932. The first person to solve the mystery will win a CSRD baseball cap and stainless steel water bottle.

The survey equipment was used by Jennings who along with his lifelong friend Gerald King conducted an exhaustive mapping survey of the North Fork Wild beginning in the early 1970s. The pair invested countless hours developing a trail network which gives its users access to the area’s hemlock and cedar forests as well as sandy beaches and the Lower Perry River Canyon.


@SalmonArm
jim.elliot@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

First pot shop, more development coming to Lumby

Village growth includes bike park, plans for senior housing, hotel renos

Students call for climate change in the Okanagan and far beyond

Students from the Okanagan and around the world walked out of class in a call for climate action

Vernon Curling Club to kick off star-studded season

Talent, expertise and world champions will shine on local sheets

Shuswap elementary school suspends operations due to ‘musty odour’

Arrangements made for affected Sicamous students to attend class in three other schools

No injuries at car crash in front of Butcher Boys

It’s at least the second vehicle accident this September at the intersection

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Climate protesters temporarily shut down road in downtown Kelowna

Protesters are demanding politicans take action to stop climate change

Security footage shows grab and go of cash in South Okanagan business break-in

Marla Black is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who broke into Winemaster

Vehicle taken by gunpoint in South Okanagan carjacking recovered

Penticton RCMP said the criminal investigation remains very active and ongoing

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove Oak Bay father to kill his daughters

Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

Most Read