ELF stages brief blockade

Roberts Creek

A handful of Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) supporters blocked a forest service road leading into lots being logged by Island Timberlands Jan. 24.

Logging has been underway on the company’s private managed forest land off Lockyer Road in Roberts Creek since late last month.

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ELF’s Hans Penner said the group agreed to dismantle the blockade following a phone call with Island Timberlands representatives shortly after crews were turned back early Tuesday morning.

Penner said ELF hopes to convince the company to leave wider buffers around Flume Creek, a popular walking trail, and a cluster of Sitka spruce standing on Crown land near the boundary of the Island Timberlands falling zone.

ELF also filed a complaint this week with the Private Managed Forest Council.

Island Timberlands’ manager of community and government relations, Makenzie Leine, responded to Coast Reporter’s request for comment with a brief emailed statement which read: “When we manage our lands we consider a variety of key values including water quality, soil productivity, wildlife, and we reforest our harvest areas promptly. We engage in respectful dialogue with our neighbours in order to gather information that assists us in developing and implementing our plans for the area.”

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