Logging in the Begbie Bench area impacted several mountain biking trails. Further logging is scheduled for the Mount Macpherson recreation area in 2016.

BC Timber Sales hosting Mount Macpherson open house

BC Timber Sales is hosting an open house this week to explain their logging plans for Mount Macpherson.

BC Timber Sales is hosting an open house this week to explain their logging plans for Mount Macpherson.

The open will take place at the Revelstoke forestry office in the Big Eddy on Wednesday, Mar. 11, and Thursday, Mar. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The public is welcome to drop-in and ask questions of BC Timber Sales and Sites & Trails BC staff concerning their controversial logging plans for Mount Macpherson.

BC Timber Sales intends on logging two cut blocks in the area in 2016 — one near the Nordic ski lodge and the other around the upper section of the TNT mountain biking trail.

This is the second open house being held regarding this issue. In January, a group of local forestry stakeholders held an open house at the community centre that served as an information session about the local forest industry and land management in the Revelstoke area.

An online petition was launched on Feb. 9 asking for a halt to logging on Mt. Macpherson “until a publicly acceptable solution is found that considers and legally protects all values and interests (recreational, quality of life, economic) in the area.”

The petition has been signed by more than 1,300 people in the past month.

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