Save the Clack Creek Gallery Forest – (BCTS) TSL A87126 Cutblock

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‘The Clack Creek Gallery Forest’, is an intact forest, on the lower Mt Elphinstone slopes showing old-growth characteristics. Step-pool streams create ideal amphibian habitat. There’s evidence of elk, deer and bear. Huge dead-standing trees are slowly creating the next soil layer.

It’s a tranquil place that should be left for all-time.

Now the bad news: this forest is a BC Timber Sales (BCTS) TSL A87126 Cutblock now surveyed for clear-cut logging. Logging will do irreparable damage to the many other recorded values in place.

The area under question is between Clack & Gough Creeks along Roberts-Flume FSR Br. 1.

There’s been no public input on this proposed logging, because as we know, we live in a Timber State. Here’s your chance to see what’s up in this forest and what could be coming down. This area is shishalh (Sechelt) traditional territory, and within the proposed 1,500ha Mt. Elphinstone Prov. Park expansion. Note: TrailFest Wagon bike trail cuts through the surveyed block and will become part of a massive clear-cut. Mountain bikers will be concerned about the loss of this trail in a worldclass biking area.

email BCTS to oppose the logging. The contact is: norm.kempe@gov.bc.ca

Discover ‘The Clack Creek Gallery Forest’ on the Elphinstone Slopes

10392490_728959267146922_581661645990383767_n - we love our Elphinstone Forests
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 a 1,500Ha zone.   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 this rare ecosystem is fragmented to pieces.

Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) invites you and family out to a guided walk into ‘The Clack Creek Gallery Forest’ – a living product of nature’s evolution & beauty – a forest gallery of majestic emerging old growth trees, endangered flora species and of artistic thought provoking signs created by residents over the last year which line the ‘Forest Sign Trail‘, expressing their respect for the forest.

Blue Listed - Snow Bramble (Rubus Nivalis) has been found on the lower Elphinstone slopes

Blue Listed – Snow Bramble (Rubus Nivalis) has been found on the lower Elphinstone slopes

10426559_723811877661661_3356509629746295564_n-group3We will be visiting the largest patch of the endangered native plant, Rubus Nivalis, (snow bramble) known in the Province – an indicator of the area’s rich bio-diversity. Note we could loose this forest as it’s a current BC Timber Sales proposed cutblock.

Upcoming Trail Walk

Date: Sunday, November 2nd

Time: 1 PM

Meeting Location: B & K Rd (off Hwy 101) at the powerlines. The B & K is in Roberts Creek, east of the Sunshine Coast Golf Course and Cliff Gilker Park

Bring: rain gear, water, snacks

Round Trip: 3-4 hours

Level: Moderate

email BCTS to oppose the logging. The contact is: norm.kempe@gov.bc.ca

Background, Past Trail Walks and History

THE ELPHINSTONE FAMILY TREE EVENT– Sunday, June 8th

Sunday, June 2, 2014  – Trail Walk and Take Action

Link Below: Sunday, June 2, 2014 – Forest Walk Ad under Former name – Elphinstone Living Forest

http://www.loggingfocus.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Elphinstone-Living-Forest-ad1.pdf

If you can’t make it out for the trail walk this Sunday, then email BCTS to oppose the logging. The contact is: norm.kempe@gov.bc.ca

Meet: Roberts Creek Community Hall (upper parking lot)
When: Sunday, June 2
Time: 1PM

Additional details:
Trail Difficulty- medium
Should be in good health
Bring Snacks

For more information contact:
Elphinstone Logging Focus
604-740-5654
www.loggingfocus.org

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

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