Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) examines cut-block harvest plans prior to logging and conducts site visits and where applicable will comment on the cut-block design with a goal of minimizing damage to the site. Majority of buffers or set-backs to streams and creeks are inadequate to do the job of protecting habitat and the micro-climates generated in moist ravines. Blow-down or wind throw, along cut-block edges is a big problem in industrial logging schemes. Many non-fish bearing streams are logged out of their trees and heavy equipment is allowed to pass through causing accumulative impacts that are not acceptable for an eco-friendly forest industry that ELF seeks across British Columbia.
For further details please review the sub menus within `Forestry Watch` for various timber sale licenses and their respective cutblocks .