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Update July 28th….Just before the scheduled open house, BC Timber Sales-Chinook removed Bowen Island from its current Forest Stewardship Plan.  Relief for now, further discussions to come.

Tourism Bowen Island has much to say about the island.  Lonely Planet Guide quotes Bowen as “One of the best days out you can have from Vancouver”.   Many well known travel publications and guides rate Bowen as a top destination for recreation, relaxation, wildness, culture and beauty.    Bowen’s strong connection with nature inspires creativity and generates economic activity.  These will be issues for the Provincial Government’s BC Timber Sales to consider as it looks to log up to 25% of Bowen Island over the next 20 years.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) has decided to pursue industrial logging of five areas in the Crown Lands on Bowen Island. BC Timber Sales (BCTS, an organization within the Ministry) have already identified the areas open for logging.

Bowen Conservancy is pulling as much information together as possible to help inform the public about this proposed logging and encourage public participation in this process.  Their message is simple – Bowen Island is not suitable for a Forest Development initiative, and so the island should be removed from any logging plan.

All are encouraged to attend the BCTS Open House on July 30th, from 2:00 -5:30 pm, at Collins Hall.  If people don’t speak up, Tourism Bowen’s tourism campaign may become true.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Jenny Cunningham says:

    Hi,
    Who is your media contact? I’d like to learn more about logging on Bowen Island. I’m a TV producer/magazine writer in Seattle.
    Thanks,
    Jenny Cunningham

    • Ruth Simons says:

      Hi Jenny, thank you for your inquiry. A separate email has been sent to you advising of the cancellation of the current plan to log Bowen with links to contacts.

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