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‘Active Conservation’ — the best management plan for forest reserve

On-line survey with four scenarios must be completed by Dec. 31

North Cowichan has posted an on-line survey asking the public to select from four potential scenarios for future management of the 5,000-hectare Municipal Forest Reserve, with a deadline of Dec. 31.

“Active Conservation” offers the best way forward.

It would generate a projected net revenue of $35.1 million over 30 years, allow the annual harvest of 3.9 hectares — not clearcutting, but for purposes such as restoring/enhancing ecosystem conditions that promote biodiversity — while providing job opportunities, including for local First Nations.

Before you complete the survey, read the accompanying Discussion Guide:

Then learn about critical information not found in the Guide:

Now, you’re ready to go: .

People from outside North Cowichan can also complete the survey.

Importantly, please also sign up for on-line sessions — Dec. 6 and 12, 6–8 p.m.— that allow you to tell others why you support conservation of our forest reserve, better known as the Six Mountains.

Dec. 6 registration: .

Dec. 12 registration: .

Subscribe free to . More than 24,000 unique visitors.

— Larry Pynn, Dec. 1, 2022


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