Elphinstone Logging Focus has been successful in lobbying BC Timber Sales (BCTS) to take 17.6 Ha Cutblock DK045 off the table for being logged. Part of a larger block (TFL A79517 Dakota Bowl, lower Sunshine Coast), this includes yellow cedar and hemlock trees ranging in age from 800-1,800 years old. It is an important headwaters forest and wildlife corridor on the north slope of Mt. Elphinstone.
Norm Kempe, Senior Forest Planner said that ELF brought forward enough "compelling reasons for preserving this stand of timber... we considered had reasonable merit."