Deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Louisiana Pacific (LP) is building a new road and is about to log important habitat for endangered mountain caribou. Multiple mountain caribou sightings in and adjacent to planned cut-blocks have been reported to the provincial government. Despite sightings of the endangered caribou, Louisiana Pacific is in the … Continued
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Wildsight News : Mountain Caribou
Deep in the heart of BC’s Inland Temperate Rainforest, chainsaws are cutting irreplaceable and globally unique stands of ancient cedar-hemlock forests. The trees, which are hundreds and hundreds of years old and many one to two metres in diameter, are being auctioned off and logged by BC’s own provincial timber agency, BC Timber Sales (BCTS). … Continued
Dr. Rob Serrouya has spent his career studying caribou and the ecosystems which have supported caribou for millenia. But things are rapidly changing for caribou and the ecosystems that support these elusive critters. We caught up with the Revelstoke-based researcher to talk about the future of caribou, old growth, and his teams’ latest findings which … Continued
A new scientific paper, Habitat loss accelerates for the endangered woodland caribou in western Canada, released by some of North America’s preeminent caribou researchers is highlighting the importance of addressing the ultimate cause of caribou declines: habitat loss. According to the authors: “Our findings support the idea that short-term recovery actions such as predator reductions … Continued
Please find enclosed a s.80 Request under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) for an emergency order to stop logging in Federally identified critical habitat of the Southern Mountain Caribou in the Revelstoke Shuswap Local Planning Unit in British Columbia, Canada. In 2018, a concerned local, and mountain caribou representative for The North Columbia Environmental … Continued
Current legislation in British Columbia does not prioritize species at risk such as caribou, nor protect biodiversity and functional ecosystems. Land use continues to be driven by outdated legislation designed to get logs to sawmills, and coal and minerals to market.
Government planned to log untouched old growth in Argonaut Creek, deep in the Inland Temperate Rainforest north of Revelstoke. But more than a thousand people spoke up and they cancelled most — but not all — of their logging plans.
Public pressure pushed BC to defer the sale of most of the logging blocks in Argonaut Creek, 100 kilometres northeast of Revelstoke in the Northern Selkirk mountains. But we’re not done yet. There’s still logging planned for three remaining cutblocks, or about 63 hectares of old growth forest.
After significant public pressure, the B.C. government and its logging agency BC Timber Sales (BCTS) have committed to pause logging and road-building in a remote old growth valley north of Revelstoke, which is critical habitat for the North Columbia caribou herd. A total of 276 hectares of proposed logging and more than 10 kilometres of … Continued
If you missed our webinar on the Inland Temperate Rainforest, or want to share with those who missed the informative and visually-stunning presentation, enjoy the rerun now: If you’re inspired to take action to protect the Inland Temperate Rainforest, we invite you to send an email to BC’s Premier and Minister of Forests, asking for … Continued