October 6, 2013
The Gambier Island Conservancy has begun a letter writing campaign to the Minister of the Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, opposing the opening of two new woodlots on Gambier island. The Woodlots, due to go for tender in October, would see up to one quarter of Gambier Island clear-cut logged. Map
example letter to Minister of FLNRO opposing woodlots on Gambier Island are being distributed to groups encouraging them to write to the minister.
After meetings with the Government staff, Island’s Trust published these Questions and Answers to help the public understand what is happening.
The logged areas would be clearly visible from the Sea-to-Sky Highway as well as frequently visited tourist locations.
This is one of the few remaining areas of British Columbia without a Land Resource Management Plan, unlike the northern part of Howe Sound where visual quality and impact on Tourism is taking into consideration.