Now a rare opportunity for official public input regarding Clayoquot Sound clear-cut logging plans has been announced by the BC government and we need you to take action once again.
For over a decade the pristine and globally rare ancient forests of Clayoquot Sound have not faced the threat of the chainsaw, thanks to a written agreement between the principal logging company operating in Clayoquot Sound, Iisaak Forest Resources, and a number of environmental groups, including the Wilderness Committee. The agreement, known as the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), states that the unlogged watersheds of Clayoquot Sound are off limits to logging.
But we have recently learned that Iisaak is planning to break the MOU agreement by proposing 86 clear-cuts on Flores Island, 73 of which are in pristine old-growth areas right in the heart of Clayoquot Sound.
Submit your input here and we will copy your letter to the Minister of Natural Resource Operations, Steve Thomson. Let them know how strongly you feel that no helicopter oceanic drop zones should be issued for the waters adjacent to Flores Island, and that no road or cut permits should be issued on Flores Island nor in any other intact areas in Clayoquot Sound's rare, ancient temperate rainforest.
Together we can save this special placeAndy Miller | Staff Scientist