Elphinstone Logging Focus makes pitch to put EW28 logging on hold

By Sean Eckford
Coast Reporter
November 23, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The group Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) is trying to convince the District of Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast Community Forest (SCCF) to sign on to a memorandum of understanding that would put one of the forest’s planned harvest blocks on hold. The window for contractors to bid on road building and timber cutting on a block in Halfmoon Bay and two in the Wilson Creek area, EW23 and EW28, known by some as the Chanterelle Forest, was due to close Nov. 24.  ELF has long opposed logging in EW28, and several of its supporters were in the public gallery Nov. 15, when SCCF chair Glen Bonderud delivered his quarterly update for Sechelt council. As well as the usual facts and figures, Bonderud mentioned the impact controversy has on the SCCF’s volunteer board. 

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