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 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
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