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Another Day, another 15 KM2/1,852 Hectare adventure tourism/commercial recreation permit application (including a Yurt) at Silverdaisy Mountain (see and submit comments on the application at the following link). https://arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/viewpost.jsp?PostID=55391&fbclid=IwAR0tmrNOKrP9R2bZqKwSfLhRgzBNLwEDEZl4SMJt0dyVZStxplwmP5k9oFg I have never been a traditional "tree hugger" conservationist type and have always believed that there should be a balance between public...

Take the time to add your voice to those opposing logging in Manning Park's "donut hole". https://www.wildernesscommittee.org/take-action/comment-now-new-logging-manning-park-donut-hole?utm_source=root&utm_campaign=a76a5be616-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_19_09_37&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f26346b88d-a76a5be616-98900045&fbclid=IwAR267iE8leQf5jWTTSisZglrMqIor_ppcbNLjxQsCUTYvdth9fJZdzuSkzc#newmode-embed-536-6695

Mountain goat winter range threatened by logging in Manning Park's "donut hole". Last year, on the north slopes of Silverdaisy Mountain across Highway 3 from Skagit Bluffs, we came across tracks of mountain goats above the elevation of 1350 meters. The Chilliwack forest district's ungulate winter range map UWR Plan Number U-2-001 does not show winter range in the vicinity of Smitheran Creek. I plotted the area where we observed goat tracks on top of the official map in red and yellow stripes....

From the Seattle Times:  https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/logging-in-upper-skagit-river-watershed-put-on-hold-as-seattle-has-grave-concern/?fbclid=IwAR2RkPqMYTf8SDAyskR38RYfdACWF08N13s3lENOM6SpRP0BZiVV7QrRWt0 Conservationists fear recent logging at the Canadian headwaters of the Skagit River, the premier salmon producer of Puget Sound, will open the door to mining down the road.  Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, in a rare step earlier this...

VANCOUVER - Lawyers from Ecojustice, representing the Wilderness Committee today called on B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman to rescind a 2014 Parks Use Permit that allows logging trucks to travel through a section of Manning Park, or face possible court action.  “Are B.C.’s environmental laws so weak that they allow logging trucks in parks? The former minister of environment apparently thought so,” said Devon Page, executive director of Ecojustice. “We’re asking the current B.C....

Logging in Manning Park Donut Hole From the Western Wilderness Committee: https://www.wildernesscommittee.org/take-action/protect-manning-and-skagit-parks?fbclid=IwAR1CSpoyb66RBcXJXreRisP0p1zIQ-4G1IARnxLy5h6aNgJemQ16KL0s9V4 Your help is urgently needed NOW to stop road building and logging in the heart of Manning and Skagit provincial parks! BC Timber Sales (BCTS), the BC government’s own logging operation, has barged into the Manning Park Donut...

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