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 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 [...]

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Successful Road Block Stops Logging in the Chapman Creek Watershed

On Monday, October 6th, 2014 ELF was shocked to discover active logging in the Chapman Creek Community Drinking Watershed on the Sunshine Coast. Hans Penner of ELF was doing a routine check on the roads, when he noticed a new hauling road on the east side of the watershed. He then looked across Chapman Creek [...]

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 [...]