Mosaic hopes to start logging on Cortes this fall

Mosaic Forest Management is tentatively considering logging some of their Cortes Island holding after the wildfire season ends this year.  

The forestry giant laid out their draft three-year plan during a ZOOM call on Thursday night. A company spokesperson emphasized the idea this is very much a draft plan and they want to hear back from Cortes residents. 

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What’s ahead for Rainbow Ridge in 2022 and 23?

Executive Director Sandra Wood discussed the Cortes Community Housing Society’s achievements in 2021, when the Rainbow Ridge affordable housing project will be shovel ready and what lies ahead after it is finished.

“We ended the year so strongly!” she exclaimed.

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Indicators in Nature as a guide for achieving sustainability in our forests

The complexities inherent in a healthy forest ecosystem and the variety of approaches that can be used to manage forests make it appear very challenging to choose a management approach that might achieve health and long term sustainability in our forests. 

However, the fundamental requirement for any ecosystem, large or small, complex or simple, to restore functioning and remain healthy over time comes down to nutrients. 

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Cortes Islanders meeting regularly to promote collective action on climate change

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant to Canada-info.ca

Since last November, a dedicated group of Cortes islanders has been meeting every Friday to protest the slow progress on climate change and other issues, and to find ways to have their concerns heard. They call their gatherings “WTF Fridays.”

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Lack of consistently available supply and not enough people to cut it drives firewood shortage on Cortes Island

By Kate Maddigan, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant to Canada-info.ca

For Cortes Islanders relying on local cutters to bring them enough firewood to warm their homes each winter, there has recently been a greater feeling of firewood scarcity.  Everyone knows someone desperate for firewood, and there have been community notices on the local Tideline website asking if anyone is selling dry firewood.

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