The Ministry of Forests has just released a Sunshine Coast Timber Supply Review - Public Discussion Paper. The deadline for public comments is Oct 2.

The SCCA is concerned about the Timber Supply Review because the "base case" scenario proposed by government analysts will, if the Chief Forester agrees, raise the the Annual Allowable Cut (AAC) in this area by 38%. Note that there was no consideration of the impacts of climate change in developing the base case scenario.

The SCCA will make a formal response, and we are also encouraging members of the public to respond. Read the paper, have your say!

JasonSaturday, September 10th, the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. We chose to “clean” the shoreline along Davis Bay, either side of the pier. Fourteen volunteers showed up including board members: Jason Herz, Tella Sametz, Marianne Larsen and Sheenah Main. Thanks to all of our volunteers.  Great to see some new faces including high schooler, Alexa Conyers.

Also, thanks to the local businesses who contributed to the cause: Sechelt Home Hardware, One o One Office Supplies and Extra Foods.

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dragonflyThe Report of the BC Species At Risk Task Force, published in January of this year, is an important document that will help everyone engage more effectively in the urgent task of maintaining biological diversity and ecosystem services in the province British Columbia.

The SCCA has sent a detailed response to the SAR Task Force.

The SCCA very strongly supports the main recommendations of the Task Force. We particularly agree with and want to emphasize:

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winnerThe SCCA is pleased to announce the winners of our 2011 Fundraising Raffle. The draw took place Sunday August 21st in Roberts Creek. All raffle prizes were generously donated by Sunshine Coast artists, crafts people and businesses.

1st prize Winner: Sam Fialkow, Roberts Creek
Wooden row boat (Sunshine Coast boat-builder Nicol Warn)

2nd prize Winner: Leah Thomson, North Vancouver
Sunshine Coast art package (creations from Kathi Dunlop, Katie Janyk and Mellon Glass )

3rd Prize Winner: Devon Blean
Sunshine Coast “Stay-cation” (Crystal Ranch Guesthouse & the Gumboot Restaurant)

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