Reader opposes logging at Begbie Falls

Reader opposes logging in the Begbie Falls area, calls for moratorium until other land values are balanced in the equation.

Editor,

I’m writing to voice my concern over the current and planned logging of the Begbie Falls forest area by Stella-Jones.

Our economy no longer relies so heavily on forestry and this area holds great economic value via a diversity of sources. It is also heavily used for recreational, aesthetic, and spiritual purposes, and for traditional food harvesting, not to mention its inherent value for wildlife and biodiversity in our region.

I firmly support a moratorium on further logging until meaningful public consultation occurs to facilitate the integration of current values of this area with harvesting needs.

Denis Severino,

Revelstoke

 

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