Protect Our Aquifer
BC Timber Sales (BCTS) 2021 to 2025 Sunshine Coast Operating Plans include large cut blocks within the Gibsons/SCRD aquifer recharge areas on Mount Elphinstone. These forests provide the scenic backdrop to the Town of Gibsons and sustain a critical drinking water source area for the Sunshine Coast. This area should be OFF LIMITS for all logging.
Save Old Growth!
My Sea to Sky Letter
In October 2020 the provincial government promised to undertake a paradigm shift in forestry practices and defer logging of at risk ancient forests, while it overhauls forest practices in BC. Since then, the government has stalled on taking real action to defer logging of ancient forests.
My Sea to Sky has created an online letter asking the provincial government to enact an immediate moratorium on old growth logging throughout BC, while they implement the 14 recommendations of the Old Growth Review Panel, and oversee a paradigm shift in forest practices in British Columbia. This is a quick way to get your message to the Premier, the provincial Minister of Forests, and the federal Minister of State for Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Here is Sea to Sky's invitation to you to get involved:
"Urgent! Our ancient forest ecosystems are at risk!
Call for an immediate moratorium on old growth logging while the 14 recommendations of the Old Growth Review Panel are implemented.
In 2020 the Old Growth Review Panel called for a paradigm shift in how we manage BC's forests. We need to recognize that ancient forests have intrinsic value for all living things and should be managed for ecosystem health, not just for timber sales.
We cannot talk and log. Less than three percent of BC's ancient trees are left. Once these ancient forest ecosystems are gone, they're gone forever."
Sierra Club BC Letter
Sierra Club BC has prepared a letter that you can sign. It only takes a few moments of your time. Here is their invitation:
"Thanks to public outcry about how little old-growth forest remains in B.C., the provincial government has committed to a paradigm shift in how forests are managed. This task is one of the ‘to do’ items for forests minister, Katrine Conroy. This task required leadership from day one. And so far, instead of tangible on-the-ground action to protect old-growth forests, we have seen this government continue to ‘talk and log’ the last of the big old trees.
Please add your voice today to make sure B.C.’s forests minister, Katrine Conroy, walks the talk of protecting at-risk old-growth forests by implementing and fully funding all 14 recommendations made by the Old Growth Strategic Review Panel—a blueprint for working with Indigenous governments to protect these culturally and ecologically significant forests within three years."
Love Our Oceans!
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a national conservation program that provides Canadians the opportunity to take action in their communities wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time.
Usually, these cleanups are organized for a large group of people to meet at a particular location, on a scheduled date and time. Because of COVID-19, cleanups may look different in 2021 than they have in the past.