Tell it to the province

Letter by Geoff Craig, Sunshine Coast Community Forest
Sunshine Coast Reporter
November 16, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

To Ross Muirhead of Elphinstone Logging Focus (“A rational response,” Letters, Nov. 10): It seems to me self evident that the reason our Forest District has not established Ungulate Winter Ranges for elk on the Sunshine Coast is that we do not have the “severe winter conditions” in which “a population can die off.” Our climate is considerably milder than the Kootenays or North Central Vancouver Island where such ranges have been established. The 2004 Provincial Order you have referenced only says winter ranges may be required, so it is not unreasonable that forestry and wildlife officials have not prioritized the studies you referenced for this more temperate area. … if you have concerns about the elk, please take them up with the relevant provincial authorities. 

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