Residents ask B.C. premier for logging deferral in Skimikin/Ptarmigan Hills range

By Luc Rempel
December 16, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

A group of Shuswap residents are calling for a five year deferral from logging activity in an area southeast of Chase. Residents living in Skimikin, Ptarmigan Hills, Chase and outlying areas have sent a letter to B.C. Premier David Eby laying out their case for a logging deferral for the Skimikin and Ptarmigan Hills range. “The goal of this request is to allow for these updated regulations to become integrated into Forest Management. This area is currently under the jurisdiction of BC Timber Sales, and is at an extreme risk of being irreversibly altered by existing forestry practices, just steps behind the implementation of change,” the letter said. …The letter goes on to list five endangered or at-risk species that reside in the area as well. The at-risk species listed are the fisher, long-tailed weasel, flammulated owl, western painted turtle and the pine grosbeak subspecies carlottae.

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