The popular kayak landing at Douglas Bay, on the South East side of Gambier Island in the Howe Sound is in jeopardy as the Ministry of Forests is aggressively trying to turn this into a log dump. The Ministry also wants to award two logging licenses encompassing a large area of the island popular with hikers and all visitors to the island.
I have been asked by Perry Sanche, a key advocate against this proposal, to encourage anyone with an interest to please come and join them at these important meetings (details below) with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO). Perry is supported by several groups including the Gambier Island Conservancy, The Islands Trust and the Sea to Sky School.
Hope you can make it.
Marine Trails, Parks and Conservation
Meeting information from the Gambier Island Conservancy
Public Information Meeting
Date: 6:30 Thursday evening, July 24th
St. Francis-in-the-Wood Church, 4773 South Piccadilly Road, West Van
(This is near Caulfield Cove and Lighthouse Park.)
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Location: Sewell’s Marina Boardroom
6409 Bay Street
Horseshoe Bay, BC
Some of the most wild, close to Vancouver hiking is on Gambier Island in Howe Sound. The northeast quadrant of the island is pretty much untouched Crown land that thousands of outdoor campers and hundreds of hikers explore each year.
The Ministry of Forests is bound and determined to turn this land into two big woodlots. This means that part of each piece will get logged each year, for many years to come. Very little revenue will come back to the province and significant old-growth forest will be taken, not to come back within many, many lifetimes, if ever!
More information at gambierc . ca
Check our Twitter feed at @GambierConserv
Thanks so much for supporting wilderness on Gambier Island, the Wild Heart of Howe Sound.
Gambier Island Conservancy