Protect the Dakota Bowl Bear Sanctuary
Logging these forests will destroy one of the best bear habitats on the Coast.
On the slopes rising above Dakota Creek (lower Sunshine Coast) a population of black bears (Ursus americanus) has found a sanctuary – safe from human disturbance. However, BC Timbers Sales (BCTS) is planning on logging 50.4Ha, or 124.5 acres of this forest, where dozens of bear den sites would be destroyed. Loss of this special habitat will displace these bears and drive them into human-conflict zones. Logging these old-growth forests would be a tragic loss to the Sunshine Coast. Dakota Bowl Bear Sanctuary is on traditional Squamish 1st Nation territory. The Sunshine Coast Regional District opposes logging in The Dakota Bowl Community Watershed. Find out more...

Protect the Dakota Bowl Bear Sanctuary

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‘The Chanterelle Forest’ Trail Walk – 1PM, Saturday, February 21st

Visit ‘The Chanterelle Forest’ Trail When: 1PM, Saturday, February 21st Meet: Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) parking lot Field Rd, Sechelt 3 hours, some steep sections, must be in moderate shape, no dogs Why: ‘The Chanterelle Forest’ is faced with logging by the Sunshine Coast Community Forest (SCCF) – a logging operation owned by the [...]

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Upcoming Guided Walk Along the ‘Elphinstone Community Health Trail’ – Tuesday, December 30th at 1PM

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 30th at 1PM to join us on a guided walk along the ‘Elphinstone Health Trail’. Meet on the B & K Rd (off Hwy 101 in Roberts Creek) at the powerlines. Back by 4:30pm. You can get more info, maps and pictures of the Community Health Trail by clicking [...]

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The E.L.F. 2014 Year End Review

Dear ELF Supporters, This past year has been very busy for Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF). We undertook several important forest campaigns, including protection of the Dakota Bowl Bear Sanctuary, Ecological Reserve protection for the Roberts Creek Headwaters Forest, stopping logging in the Chapman Creek Drinking Watershed, and the building of several new trails, including an [...]

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‘The Clack Creek Gallery Forest’ – Upcoming Trail Walk – Sunday, November 2nd / 1pm

Since the 1990’s, ‘Creekers’ have been asking for wider forest protection across the low elevation Elphinstone slopes.  What have we gotten? An inadequate 139Ha Provincial park out of an original  1,500Ha Park proposal.   What do we continue to see? More intact, older forests logged out.  Its time for us Sunshine Coast residents to demand a little more, before [...]

Blue Listed - Snow Bramble (Rubus Nivalis) has been found on the lower Elphinstone slopes

Press Release – Largest Patch of Snow Bramble in B.C. Discovered on Elphinstone Slopes

Press Release Largest Patch of Snow Bramble in B.C. Discovered on Elphinstone Slopes October 22, 2014 Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) is pleased to announce that the largest known patch of the endangered, native plant Snow Bramble (Rubus Nivalis) has been found on the lower Elphinstone slopes.  Based on the discovery of this ‘blue-listed’ species, ELF [...]

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Protect The Mach Forest- 2 popular mountain bike trails forest zones threatened – ELF Announces the Launch of a New Protection Campaign….

‘The Mach Forest’ slated to be logged by BCTS.  On the lower slopes of Mt. Elphinstone, run 2 popular mountain bike trails: ‘Mach Chicken’ & ‘Twister’ that have their forest zones threatened by clearcut logging. BC Timber Sales has completed surveying for a cutblock that runs clear across Twister and up to Mach Chicken. ELF [...]