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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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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