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On Cortes Island, it’s all songs and warm vibes until the logging begins

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Cortes Islanders smiling, singing, and snacking outside the Gorge Harbour clapboard community hall might have been gathered for a spring picnic — if it weren’t for the sizable collection of anti-logging protest signs pitched across the lawn. 

Any collective cheer quickly dissipated and anger bubbled up in the crowd on Tuesday afternoon when Mosaic Forest Management representatives began to outline draft plans for logging operations on the small B.C. island over the next three years

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Cortes Island tree-lovers prepare to tussle with logging giant

Click here for ‘Mosaic visits Cortes Island: A community meeting and forest walk

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Lisa Ferentinos wades through underbrush and clambers up a rock bluff before descending into a small ravine dominated by a cluster of old-growth cedars cloaked in moss and lichen.

The Cortes Island resident surveys the small stand of West Coast giants and sighs. 

“I get sad thinking they might be gone soon,” Ferentinos said. “But then I decide that’s just not going to happen.”

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The Cortes open letter and community engagement with Mosaic

On Thursday, March 31, Regional Director Noba Anderson gave Mosaic Forest Management an open letter* calling for them to make changes to their plan for logging on Cortes Island

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Mosaic’s Proposed Cortes Timber Harvest

“I am deeply concerned with Mosaic Forest Management’s draft harvest plan which I think would lead to the forest being cut down faster than it can grow. So, I wrote Mosaic this letter.”

Originally published on the Cortes Tideline

By Cec Robinson

Mosaic Forest Management
Colin Koszman, Land Use Forester

Hello Colin

First, I have learned a deep respect for the Klahoose people’s rights and title to their traditional territory, and I feel blessed to be living as I do on Cortes Island. I know there are often complexities that I am not aware of, and I do not want my comments here to harm Klahoose interests or wellbeing in any way.

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Connecting the dots between clearcut logging and BC’s megafloods

Vancouver based filmmaker Daniel J Pierce just released a film that attempts to connect the dots between clearcut logging and the megafloods wreaking havoc in BC’s Interior. 

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