There are 466 watershed in British Columbia. More than a quarter have problems with logging activities. The requirements to protect drinking water are not always clear or enforceable. In the interview that follows, Hans Penner of the Elphinstone Logging Focus talks about logging Impacts in the Chapman Creek Watershed.
Logging Impacts in the Chapman Creek Watershed
The images in the slider above come from an Oct 6-9, 2014, logging protest in the Chapman Creek Watershed, on the Sunshine Coast. Hans Penner of the Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF), is the fellow in the white hat. After a three day blockade, the logging company agreed to shut down operations.
(The ECOreport no longer carries reposts, which includes the Sechelt Nation press release mentioned in this interview.)
We talked about how logging within a watershed effects drinking and the need to conserve what is left of BC’s natural and old growth forests.
Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ, 89.5 FM) and Powell River Community Radio (CJMP, 90.1 FM)
Links of Interest:
- The Elphinstone Logging Focus website
- The Elphinstone Logging Focus Facebook
- BC Tapwater Alliance website
- Articles about forests, and forestry practises, on the ECOreport
(All images on this page are courtesy of the Elphinstone Logging Focus. )