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

Reed Rd Forest Reserve Emergency Trail Walk – Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Reed Rd Forest Reserve Emergency Trail Walk – Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Upcoming Trail Walk …(runs rain or shine) Date: Sunday, April 13th, 2014 Walk: Join us for an Emergency Reed Rd Forest Reserve Trail Walk Details: Meet at the Gibsons Park Plaza (by the old McDonald’s) at 1pm and car pool to the trailhead.  Round trip: 3 hours. ELF has sketched out a trail  loop that takes us into [...]

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Gibsons Join Us – Reed Rd Forest Reserve Trail Walk, Sunday, March 9th

Upcoming Trail Walk …(runs rain or shine) Date: Sunday, March 9th, 2014 Walk: Reed Rd Forest Reserve Trail Walk Details: Meet at the Gibsons Park Plaza (by the old McDonald’s) at 1pm and car pool to the trailhead.  Round trip: 3 hours. ELF has sketched out a trail  loop that takes us into the heart of the forest. Please [...]

Help protect the Reed Rd Forest Reserve

Protect the Reed Rd Forest Reserve

  Visit the Help Protect Reed Rd Forest Reserve campaign here for full details and pictures. Also consider viewing our facebook page for more pictures, and ongoing developments and discussion.  Thank You. To support the effort to save the ‘Reed Rd Forest Reserve’, please email the following: Norm Kempe, BCTS Forest Planner at: norm.kempe@gov.bc.ca Deputy Minister [...]

‘Dakota Bowl Bear Sanctuary’ Lives Another Day

Press Release November 25, 2013 ‘Dakota Bowl Bear Sanctuary’ Lives Another Day Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) is pleased to announce that a BC Timber Sales (BCTS) logging proposal (TFL A79517 – 50.4Ha, or 124.5 acres) in the Dakota Bowl Watershed (Sunshine Coast) failed to receive any bids from logging contractors. BCTS has removed the block [...]

ELF Raises Strong Safety, Habitat, Watershed Destruction Concerns over the proposed Sale of A79517

The BC Ministry of Forest’s BCTS has put up for sale  Timber Sale Licence A79517, (cut blocks DK042, DK043 and DK044) known to the community as the  Dakota Bowl Bear Sanctuary. Full details on the BCTS A79517 Timber Sale Licence can be read at this link: https://www23.for.gov.bc.ca/notices/init.do Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) has made a recent [...]

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Elphinstone Community Health Trail – Grand Opening – Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Elphinstone Community Health Trail – Grand Opening - Saturday, October 26th, 2013 Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) invites local residents to the opening of a new trail that connects up a large section of the lower Elphinstone forest slopes. The recently completed trail links up 2 of the isolated Elphinstone Parks taking you through some beautiful stands [...]