Chapman and Gray Creek Watershed Assessment
The SCCA has just discovered that the Community Forest is hosting a presentation by Ms. Glynnis Horel, P.Eng on March 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Seaside Centre. The presentation will detail the findings of a comprehensive coastal watershed assessment conducted in the Chapman Creek and Gray Creek watersheds. An assessment report will be available online at the Sunshine Coast Community Forest web site after the presentation.
The SCCA was not previously advised that this assessment was underway, nor did we receive any material to review in advance of this presentation. It can only be assumed that further logging is being planned for these watersheds, an action that the SCCA is opposed to. Please attend this presentation and make your views known on logging within our main water supply areas.
- Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 03:21
Input sought on Old Growth Management Areas
The Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, is seeking your input on establishing Old Growth Management Areas on the Sunshine Coast in the following Landscape Units.
- The Homfray Landscape Unit (2,802 hectares) is on the east side of Homfray Channel and the southeast side of Toba Inlet.
- The Jervis Landscape Unit (4,479 hectares) on the east and north sides of Jervis Inlet.
- The Quatam Landscape Unit (2,971 hectares) on the north side of Pryce Channel and east side of Toba Inlet.
- The Salmon Inlet Landscape Unit (4,434 hectares) north and south sides of Salmon Inlet.
- The Southgate Landscape Unit (3,212 Hectares) northeast of Bute Inlet and southwest of Chilko Lake.
Go to this link for the bulletin and direction to the maps and background on the locations.
- Last Updated on Friday, 27 December 2013 21:34
The Coal Hard Facts
Our Coal Hard Facts: Coal Shipment Impacts on the Sunshine Coast held on November 23rd at the Sechelt Indian Band Hall in was a resounding success.
Over 150 people packed the SIB Hall, including Chief Garry Feschuk, District 46 School Trustee Lori Dixon, SCRD Councillor Donna Shugar, and Gibsons Councillor Lee-Ann Johnson for an informative and lively two and one-half hour meeting.
We send our gratitude to the generous donors and volunteers who helped make it all possible, including: Roger Handling (graphic design), Sechelt Indian Band (donation of facilities), Strait Coffee, our knowledgeable panelists for their time and expertise, and the many helping hands too numerous to name.
A Youtube video of the presentation is available.
Click here to learn more about the issue and to find out what you can do to address the impacts of US Thermal Coal transport in our coastal waters.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 05:26
SCCA Signs Covenant to Protect Gambier Reserves
The Islands Trust Fund, owner of three nature reserves on Gambier Island, recently signed conservation covenants with the Gambier Island Conservancy and Sunshine Coast Conservation Association. The covenants legally commit all three organizations to share responsibility for safeguarding the reserves.
The three reserves, spanning 150 hectares, provide a wildlife corridor stretching from the bluffs of Brigade Bay to the top of Mt. Artaban, a popular hiking destination that rises 614 metres (2,014 feet) above Howe Sound and is visible from the Sea-to-Sky Highway.
The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association sees the three-party agreement as an integral part of its mandate. “This is exactly what our association exits to do -- protect the biodiversity and environment on the Sunshine Coast,” said SCCA chair Jason Herz.
- Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 04:04