An open letter to the Ministry of Forests manager Kurt Huettmeyer,
I wish to add my concerns in writing to those of many others over the current and planned logging of the Begbie Falls forest area by Stella-Jones.
The local economy of Revelstoke no longer relies heavily on forestry and this area holds great economic value in the diversity of resources present. The Begbie Falls area 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 wish to add my support for a moratorium on further logging until meaningful public consultation occurs to facilitate the integration of current values of this area with harvesting needs.
I request that you give our concerns serious consideration.