This beautiful second-growth forest includes important stands of old-growth veteran Douglas firs and redcedars, a gorgeous waterfall, a beautiful box canyon, and extensive mature Douglas fir stands. Cougars, deer, bears, red-legged frogs, and ensatina salamanders roam the forest. The area is heavily used by local hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers, and as an area for environmental education for local children and youth. Island Timberlands owns these lands and is planning to log the area’s recovering mature forests, to the chagrin of local citizens and property owners. Photography by TJ Watt.
For more info and to help the campaign contact the Elphinstone Logging Focus in Roberts Creek at [email protected] or visit their website at www.loggingfocus.org Sign the online petition to protect BC’s old-growth forests and forestry jobs at www.AncientForestPetition.com