Get municipal forest UNESCO designation

Letter by Peter Rusland, North Cowichan
Cowichan Valley Citizen
December 29, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Peter Rusland

Dear North Cowichan mayor and councillors: We respectfully request council follow Qualicum Beach council’s wise lead and take steps toward a UNESCO biosphere designation for our eco-rare Six Mountains and publicly owned municipal forest reserve. …We submit our Six Mountains and precious forest reserve are great candidates for UNESCO designation due to their provably rare ecology, plus priceless cultural, educational and recreational qualities. …Coupled with looming completion of our biodiversity study, sturdy environmental bylaws, plus pending membership in the Coastal Douglas Fir Conservation Partnership, we anticipate council’s due diligence toward Cowichan’s first, exemplary UNESCO designation.

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