rsz_1unnamedHelp Protect 'The Twist and Shout Forest' (LOST - October 2016)
A key section of the the Mt. Elphinstone Provincial Park expansion zone is under threat to clearcut logging.  BC Timber Sales Blk A87125 threatens to log an intact, multi-story forest between two existing former cutblocks, thus adding to fragmentation across this fragile landscape. The forest type is recorded as Blue-Listed on the Provincial Endangered Species (Flora) List, and yet does not obtain any special considerations for protection.  Take a walk along the ELF trail that meanders through this older forest, and you'll feel like you're in Stanley Park as you walk under the towering Douglas-Fir trees. Please, 'Take Action' today by contacting the BCTS decision-makers found on the campaign page. This forest is on traditional Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish) lands. (Photo Credit -  Thanks to Shel Neufeld)

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Reed Rd Forest Reserve – reconsidered for logging

Mr. Lorne Lewis Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) Director Area E (Elphinstone)    Dear Mr. Lewis,   You are aware of the area (Lot 1313) on the slopes behind Gibsons, now referred to as ‘The Reed Rd Forest Reserve‘ and the history of it as a BC Timber Sales Blk 91376.   You participated on […]

SCRD Residents Should Be Informed Drinking Watershed Hit Hard by Clearcut Logging

Letter to the Editor –  Coast Reporter SCRD residents should be informed that the Chapman Creek Drinking Watershed is currently getting hit hard by clearcut logging. Surespan of North Vancouver holds private lands in the watershed and once they completed the logging of a block in June 2016 (where a 3 month roadblock took place), […]

ELF Letter to Honourable Steve Thomson

November 5, 2016 – Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. In a recent letter to your office, copied to local papers on the Sunshine Coast, Glen Bonderud, president of the Sunshine Coast Community Forest (SCCF), makes some misleading, deceptive remarks regarding the proposed expansion of Mt. Elphinstone Park. Please consider […]


Rare Red Cedar Forest Found on Elphinstone

For Immediate Release November 13, 2016 (Directions – Map At Bottom of Page) Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) has come across a large stand of Western Red Cedars on the lower elevation Elphinstone slopes. One of the main factors that makes it rare is that there’s no evidence in this stand of the mid 1800’s wildfire […]


Post Mortem – Logged October 2016 – Twist and Shout Forest (BCTS A87125)

With heavy hearts we ventured off the B & K Rd, and up the re-activated forest service road to view the clearcut destruction of the former ‘Twist & Shout Forest’, Sunshine Coast, BC. Here the timber industry goes again “killing the goose that laid the golden egg”. The replacement forest (tree farm) that will replanted […]

Some of the many Twist and Shout Campaign supporters


October 8, 2016 – Roberts Creek BC: At yesterday’s BC Supreme Court hearing (in Vancouver, BC), the judge granted Peninsula Logging a 2nd injunction that essentially allows for the completion of logging in the ‘Twist and Shout Forest’ (cutblock A87125) within the proposed Mt Elphinstone park expansion area. While we are disappointed, we will abide […]

Help Protect the Last of the Old Growth and Natural Mt. Elphinstone Forests!