A rational response

Letter by Ross Muirhead, Elphinstone Logging Focus
Coast Reporter
November 9, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Ross Muirhead

In the Nov. 3 editorial, “Paths of rational resistance,” John Gleeson was referring to news that the Community Forest (SCCF) was set to resume logging in the contentious Wilson Watershed. His plea was to find a rational solution to a pending crisis where no one wins. If an editorial represents the “spirit of the community,” then his words and suggestions should be thoughtfully considered. ELF agrees that a solution must be found to create a shared path – however, that requires compromise. …A rational planning approach would dictate that the Forest District not approve further cutblocks until elk winter ranges are mapped, respecting the precautionary principle until all evidence is gathered.

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