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ELF has found an example of one gnarly tree shown here in an undisclosed location in the Elphinstone Forest. It will not be part of the submissions. ROSS MUIRHEAD PHOTO

New Tree Photo Contest – Find the Coast’s Gnarliest Tree

Coast’s Gnarliest Tree Photo Contest The Local Weekly and Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) have partnered for an exciting photo contest.   With our unique hiking trails, you or your family have a chance to win by submitting your photo of the with a unique forest ecosystem with parts of the original forest still available to access. […]

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Health Trail Map v2 published – new trailhead added

We are pleased to publish the latest version of the Sunshine Coast Community Health Trail Map v2 with a new trail head added. To access click on the attached pdf map link below: Elphinstone_Trail_map_Oct15_fnl Directions: Trailhead #1: drive up B & K Rd (past powerlines) and keep driving in a north-east direction past the first turn-off […]

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2016 – ELF – A year in review

Dear ELF Supporters, This past year was very busy for ELF on the local Sunshine Coast forest protection front. Below is a detailed summary of the year in review: • For 3 months (Feb – April) held off Surespan Ltd. from logging in the Chapman Drinking Watershed. We met them in Supreme Court of BC […]

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ELF Letter to Honourable Steve Thomson

November 5, 2016 – Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. In a recent letter to your office, copied to local papers on the Sunshine Coast, Glen Bonderud, president of the Sunshine Coast Community Forest (SCCF), makes some misleading, deceptive remarks regarding the proposed expansion of Mt. Elphinstone Park. Please consider […]

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Rare Red Cedar Forest Found on Elphinstone

For Immediate Release November 13, 2016 (Directions – Map At Bottom of Page) Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) has come across a large stand of Western Red Cedars on the lower elevation Elphinstone slopes. One of the main factors that makes it rare is that there’s no evidence in this stand of the mid 1800’s wildfire […]

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Post Mortem – Logged October 2016 – Twist and Shout Forest (BCTS A87125)

With heavy hearts we ventured off the B & K Rd, and up the re-activated forest service road to view the clearcut destruction of the former ‘Twist & Shout Forest’, Sunshine Coast, BC. Here the timber industry goes again “killing the goose that laid the golden egg”. The replacement forest (tree farm) that will replanted […]

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