Protect the Dakota Bowl Bear Sanctuary
Home to some of the oldest trees in Canada. This forest is a ‘time capsule’ of natural and cultural features including at least 33 Culturally Modified trees.  Logging these forests will destroy one of the best bear habitats on the Coast.
On the slopes rising above Dakota Creek (lower Sunshine Coast) a population of black bears (Ursus americanus) has found a sanctuary – safe from human disturbance. However, BC Timbers Sales (BCTS) is planning on logging 50.4Ha, or 124.5 acres of this forest, where dozens of bear den sites would be destroyed. Loss of this special habitat will displace these bears and drive them into human-conflict zones. Logging these old-growth forests would be a tragic loss to the Sunshine Coast. Dakota Bowl Bear Sanctuary is on traditional Squamish 1st Nation territory. The Sunshine Coast Regional District opposes logging in The Dakota Bowl Community Watershed. Find out more...

Protect the Dakota Bowl Bear Sanctuary

What’s wrong with the Sunshine Coast Community Forest?

What’s wrong with the Sunshine Coast Community Forest? The following are some of the issues/concerns we have with the present operation of the Sunshine Coast Community Forest (SCCF): The SCCF continues to operate as a private logging company, simply selling raw logs, mainly to buyers off the coast including a significant portion exported overseas. Forest […]

A Community Forest for the Community

A Community Forest for the Community The focus of Concerned Citizens and Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) has been on protecting our drinking watersheds and the remaining natural and old growth forest. At the same time we are very much interested in the overall well being of our community. We feel that a Community Forest, if […]

Sample Letter to BCTS Opposing Blk A93884 ( Clack Creek Gallery Forest) Auction

Make a difference and state your opposition to the Clack Creek Gallery Forest Auction. Email the BCTS forester in charge today! Send to: Adam Hockin is Planning Forester. His email is Sample letter: Dear Mr. Hockin, I’m a resident of the lower Sunshine Coast and support the expansion of the Mt. Elphinstone Provincial Park from 140ha […]


AJB/SURESPAN CONTINUES LOGGING IN THE CHAPMAN DRINKING WATERSHED ELF Press Release Chapman Watershed Logging Continues April ’18 Click below for Background and Campaign Page:  


The Day Road Forest is Threatened – AGAIN

Neighbourhoods of Roberts Creek are once again faced with the awful prospect of clear-cut logging adjacent to their properties. Residents living in the Locker, Grauman and Day Rd areas have been embattled with large swaths of forests emptied out of their trees by Island Timberlands (IT) based in Nanaimo. Now, it appears that IT is […]

FPB Report – ELF Press Release – Elphinstone Plant Communities at Risk From Logging

ELF Press Release FPB report on Elphinstone (sent to Ministers) (1) Read the full report at the link below: IRC212-Elphinstone See also the Twist and Shout Campaign Campaign page located under Campaigns.  

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