ELF creates ‘forest with a thousand hearts’

Mount Elphinstone

The Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) campaign to stop the harvesting of the Clack Creek Forest, BCTS cutblock A93884, continued Oct. 19 when supporters placed more than 1,000 felt hearts on the trees in the cutblock.

The block, which is on the slopes of Mt. Elphinstone off the B&K logging road, is also part of the area ELF would like to see added to Mt. Elphinstone Provincial Park. The group said it is calling on Forest Minister Doug Donaldson to offer the Squamish-based logging company that bid on the block a different area to log.

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It has also gone to court in an effort to stop the cutblock auction.

“Our hope is that more residents of the Sunshine Coast and even visitors from Metro Vancouver will appreciate the beauty of this forest and the artistic effect of 1,000 hearts,” said ELF’s Hans Penner. “All of these hearts highlight the profound relationship that humans and forests have in our shared evolution. What kind of government would allow logging of this special place cherished by hundreds of residents seeking its protection for future generations to enjoy?”

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