Locals question BC Timber Sales’ future cutblock plans – Coast Reporter

By Connie Jordison
Sunshine Coast Reporter
April 30, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Sunshine Coast Streamkeepers Society, the Roberts Creek Official Community Plan Committee and Elphinstone Logging Focus and individuals have contacted BC Timber Sales (BCTS) with concerns about the agency’s plans within the Sunshine Coast business area over the next three years. Those who have not yet submitted comments have until May 4 to do so. A public BCTS notice provides links to mapping and details on proposed cutblocks, tree retention areas and road sections. Just over 1,200 hectares are slated to be included in 64 cutblocks within BCTS’s map area 1214 (which includes areas on the upper and lower Sunshine Coast) from May 2024 to May 2027. …Streamkeepers pointed out, “logging the Roberts Creek headwaters will change the natural hydrology of the ecosystem of both the forest and the numerous upper main tributaries.”

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