SCCA News and Events

New day coming for the Marbled Murrelet

10 December 2020

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!

Gospel Rock Update

26 November 2020

The SCCA has been working with the Friends of Gospel Rock Society to protect ecologically rare and sensitive lands in the Gospel Rock Neighbourhood area since 2004. In 2018, the SCCA partnered with The Land Conservancy of BC (TLC) to negotiate a conservation covenant with the Gospel Rock property owner, to forever protect the ecologically sensitive …

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Meet our New Team Members!

12 November 2020

In 2019-2020, the SCCA underwent strategic planning, governance training and a management transition. The goal of this transition is to revitalize our organization and ensure the SCCA efficiently and effectively achieves its mandate to protect biodiversity on the Sunshine Coast. In the fall of 2020, the SCCA hired Suzanne Senger as our new Executive Director. An experienced NGO …

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We’re Hiring!

4 August 2020

The SCCA is seeking a part-time Administrator to join our team. Our Administrator works together with our Board of Directors and Executive Director to manage administrative duties to support our mission, policies, goals and objectives. See full job description including qualifications here. Term: four month, part-time, renewable contractCompensation: Maximum of $1000/month, hourly rate commensurate with …

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Virtual Annual General Meeting – June 25th

10 June 2020

You’re invited to join our SCCA team for our very first online AGM! When: Thursday, June 25th from 5 to 6 pm.Where: Online through Zoom! Click this link to join the meeting on June 25th. Or call 778.907.2071. Meeting ID: 942 9144 2968.Password: 690590 Join us to learn what we’ve been up to since we …

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Gospel Rock Covenant

8 June 2020

The SCCA has worked in partnership with the Friends of Gospel Rock Society (FOGRS) to secure protection of ecologically rare and sensitive lands in the Gospel Rock Neighbour Area since 2004. In 2013, The Town of Gibsons adopted the Gospel Rock Neighbourhood Plan, which outlined its commitment to protect over 47% of Block 7, a …

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Read our Old Growth Strategic Review Submission

5 February 2020

Click here to read the our submission to the Provincial Old Growth Strategic Review process, written by SCCA Director Dan Bouman with input from our Terrestrial Conservation Committee advisors:

BC Government offers old growth consultation

27 January 2020

Our provincial government is asking for public comments about its management of old growth forests. You may make a written submission and/or answer questions in an on-line survey. Visit the BC Government website to complete the survey and contribute your submission. The review process continues until JANUARY 31, 2020 at 4 pm. The SCCA strongly …

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Protect what remains of our Old-Growth forests!

27 November 2019

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). We encourage you to contact the panel to express your views on the ecological, economic …

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