Community Forest and Elphinstone Logging Focus agree on EW24 plan after brief blockade

By Connie Jordison
Sunshine Coast Reporter
November 1, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Collaboration between the Sunshine Coast Community Forest (SCCF) and Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) has been agreed to, sparked by a brief ELF road blockades at cutblock EW 24 in ts’uḵw’um, on Oct. 27 and 28. “ELF and SCCF have agreed to put aside their differences and work collaboratively together on a monthly basis to discuss SCCF forest management. ELF represents a very important part of our community and our Community Forest is committed to work collaboratively with ELF to plan and deeply discuss what our future forests could look like and address our community needs now and into the future,” sand SCCF operations manager Warren Hansen. …Hansen noted that a key understanding in their agreement is that parties will conduct themselves “professionally.” “We thank ELF for their courage and trust that we can make the community forest something we can all be proud of,“ he wrote.

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