SEE the Save The Dakota Bowl Bear Sanctuary Campaign Page For Complete Details on this forest protection campaign.
Mark your calendars: Sunday, August 9th to join ELF and participate in a photo-op to send a strong message that this community is opposed to the logging of ‘The Dakota Bowl Bear Sanctuary’. After this we’ll be taking a walk through the nearby (and easily accessible) ‘Roberts Creek Headwaters Forest’.
BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is planning to reopen the Dakota Creek Forest Service Rd.(where we’ll be going) sometime mid-August to gain access to several old-growth forests further down the road from the protected ‘Roberts Creek Headwaters Ancient Forest’. We’ll showcase a new banner that reads: “Protect Dakota’s Ancient Cedars’ to stand behind in unison. Our picture will be sent to BCTS, Ministry of Forests, and the media.
ELF recently had the first black bear den study on the Sunshine Coast completed by McCrory Wildlife Services. McCrory concluded that if logging proceeds in our ‘Dakota Bear Sanctuary’ it will destroy up to 12 dens in one block and 16 in another, higher elevation block. He states “….I am of the opinion that back bear den activity may be concentrated on Dakota Ridge not just due to old-growth structural availability, but due to the extensive loss of similar habitat in the surrounding region from clearcut logging.”
Thus, the bears depend on us to help save what remains.
Meet at the B & K Rd powerlines at 10am. B &K is off Hwy 101, across the hwy from Largo Rd. Bring water, a lunch and invite family and friends. This will be a 4-5 hr activity. Pls Share this posting. For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org