Another tree-poaching site has come to light on Stoney Hill near Maple Bay, within North Cowichan’s 5,000-hectare Municipal Forest Reserve.
CHEK News reports on the issue
Valuable cedars cut and removed
First Nations at risk of taking the blame
'I should have attributed it,’ says Al Siebring
North Cowichan’s standing forests have economic value
Councillor Marsh says move would have been an insult
North Cowichan should seize the moment and take a leadership role on environmental policies and regulations, a consultant’s report for the Municipality recommends.
Suggestion at odds with recent Council motion
North Cowichan is proposing a land-transfer deal with a property developer that would add new and expanded parking lots to help manage a growing number of mountain bike enthusiasts on Mount Tzouhalem.
North Cowichan has publicly released a list of individuals recommended for appointment to a new Environmental Advisory Committee — but won’t divulge any information about them.
Draft report released after FOI request
Municipal Douglas-fir forests are a fungi hotbed
Ask North Cowichan residents to name their favourite tree, and arbutus would be right up there.
Citizens email support for conservation
Closed Working Group meetings at issue
Carbon credits could be a win-win solution
Sig Kemmler's logging company top municipal earner last year
Survey results could guide council direction for two decades
North Cowichan councillor who sits on Cowichan Tribes disqualifies herself from vote
The president of a consulting firm that provided early advice on North Cowichan’s engagement with First Nations on the Municipal Forest Reserve says the municipality lacks experience in the area.
An internal email from North Cowichan’s municipal forester is fuelling concerns that a public consultation process into an interim management plan for the Municipal Forest Reserve is actually a talk-and-log show, freedom-of-information documents reveal.
Freedom-of-information documents reveal that the Municipality of North Cowichan deliberately withheld important information on reasons for a 60-day pause in public consultation on the future of the Municipal Forest Reserve.
British Columbia’s most endangered landscape is at risk from logging. But don’t look to a heartless profit-driven private corporation as the culprit. The Municipality of North Cowichan is the one doing the damage.
Council focus is now on First Nations
Citizens of North Cowichan — whatever their position on management of our Municipal Forest Reserve — should be concerned with Mayor Al Siebring’s written statement posted on the Municipal website on Friday, July 17.
Clearcutting by North Cowichan municipality revealed