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

Upcoming ELF Forest Walks as Part of the GPAG Showing – Our Forest

As Part of the GPAG Showing – Our Forest – (Aug. 17 – Sept. 21)  …. ELF is giving three forest walks on the dates below…  Guided Forest Walk through sections of the Elphinstone Community Health Trail and the Forest Sign Walk Trail.  Guided Forest Walk through sections of the Elphinstone Community Health Trail and the Forest Sign [...]


GPAG – OUR FOREST- Aug. 21 to Sept. 13, 2014 – Gibsons, BC

A year in the planning – OUR FOREST- brings together some of the most recognized artists and artisans on the Sunshine Coast.  The participating artists work in a variety of mediums, styles and themes and the exhibition promises a range of interpretations that will both celebrate and provoke discussion around the forest that surrounds and [...]

Lowry Olafson Singing his new song 'Keepers of the Land'

Lowry Olafson’s new song “Keepers of the Land” bring awareness to the clear-cut logging of Ancient Forests on Mount Elphinstone

Lowry Olafson performs his new song “Keepers of the Land” - a song written to bring awareness to the clear-cut logging on Elphinstone Mountain on BC’s Sunshine Coast. Local residents have been unable to prevent the destruction of these old growth gems. Listen Here Click: to learn more about these Ancient Forests (1000+ year old trees – [...]

The band - Carmanah

ELF presents Northern Grease (film) and Carmanah (band), a RC Hall Double Bill Event – September 6th

SAVE THIS DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6th. Come on out and support ELF in the on-going fight to save our Sunshine Coast’s remaining old growth forests. View Event Poster: Double Bill poster Check them out at: View the Northern Grease trailer at: Sample Caramanh’s music at: ELF presents a Double Bill Event at the [...]


Elphinstone Forest Sign Walk Completed on Sunshine Coast

‘Forest-Sign Route’ Completed on Sunshine Coast On the lower Elphinstone Forest Slopes, BC Timber Sales threatens to log another intact, older natural forest. Its not pure old-growth, but has never been industrial logged. There was limited hand-shake cutting in the 1940s to early 50′s, however its an emerging beauty of a forest. ELF cleared a [...]

Elphinstone Family Tree Event - Sunday, June 8th, 2014


‘THE ELPHINSTONE FAMILY TREE’ EVENT Sunshine Coast We Need Your Help to Save a Piece of Mt. Elphinstone Sad, but true, another logging operation is planned in a beautiful natural forest on the Elphinstone slopes, where residents have been calling for park expansion. See thelocalweekly newspaper ad: Elphinstone Family Tree Event June 8th Poster Has [...]