The ECOreports reposts the story of how Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA, Scott Fraser, presented 5,300 postcards during afternoon session. BC Legislature Asked To Protect The Walbran
Press release from the Wilderness Committee
The Wilderness Committee delivered 5,300 postcards to the BC Legislature today, calling on the provincial government to reject logging permits in the central Walbran Valley on southwestern Vancouver Island. The cards, which are individually signed by British Columbians, will be delivered this afternoon during a session of the Legislature by MLA Scott Fraser, whose Alberni-Pacific Rim riding encompasses the Walbran Valley.
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From Ramshackle Films
Port Alberni & Island Timberlands.
Since 2011, the Watershed Forest Alliance has been focused on protecting the last pockets of old growth on Island Timberlands’ private forestlands around Port Alberni, Vancouver Island. They are also pushing for an end to industrial logging in the community’s watershed, where the citizens of Port Alberni get their drinking water. But Island Timberlands has the legal right to log all of these contentious areas and the BC government has taken no interest putting forward any money to purchase these lands. The Watershed-Forest Alliance is calling on Island Timberlands to halt logging in these old-growth forests so that the funds can be raised to purchase these lands.
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