‘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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover ‘The Clack Creek Gallery Forest’ on the Elphinstone Slopes
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.
We 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: Moderateemail BCTS to oppose the logging. The contact is: email@example.com
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
If you can’t make it out for the trail walk this Sunday, then email BCTS to oppose the logging. The contact is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet: Roberts Creek Community Hall (upper parking lot)
When: Sunday, June 2
Trail Difficulty- medium
Should be in good health
For more information contact:
Elphinstone Logging Focus