Old Growth and the Marbled Murrelet

Reed Road Forest in Elphinstone Not on the Chopping Block this Year

"As of June 2023, and for the first time in almost a decade, the Elphinstone parcel known as District Lot 1313 is NOT slated for logging in BC Timber Sales’ five year operating plan. This is good news, but we have yet to secure permanent protection for this valuable and biodiverse forest." Donna McMahon, SCRD Director, Elphinstone

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Old Growth Forest & Marbled Murrelet Habitat Protected

The Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) is a small seabird that nests in mossy platforms on large branches of old-growth trees. The murrelet is listed as Threatened under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). Its nests and eggs are Read More “Old Growth Forest & Marbled Murrelet Habitat Protected”

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New day coming for the Marbled Murrelet

As many readers will recall, the SCCA has a long history with the Marbled Murrelet; we’ve been to court three times, written numerous complaints to the Forest Practices Board, challenged a logging corporation’s environmental certification, participated in various government-initiated reviews, proposed new Wildlife Habitat Areas (about fifty designated so far), and more. All these efforts were successful in certain ways but didn’t fundamentally resolve the problem of logging in the old growth nesting habitat of this small Threatened seabird, until now!

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Protect what remains of our Old-Growth forests!

The BC Government is undertaking an Old Growth Strategic Review, and has appointed a two-person panel to consult with people throughout the province, and provide a report to the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRO).… Read More “Protect what remains of our Old-Growth forests!”

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BC initiates Implementation Planning for two coastal at-risk species

An Implementation Planning process for Marbled Murrelets and Northern Goshawks has been initiated by the Province. The first consultations with stakeholders and the public have been completed. The purpose of this process is to protect suitable habitat for these two … Read More “BC initiates Implementation Planning for two coastal at-risk species”

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