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Quadra Island’s ‘Dream Team Beach Clean-up’

Quadra Island’s 3-month-long beach clean-up finished over the weekend.

“Once a week, usually on Wednesdays, we would go on a remote beach hike,  to different areas on Quadra that were hard to access.  We had to go hiking for maybe an hour or so to some of these places and then collect and leave debris, and then we’d have to return by boat another day,” explained Nevil Hand, who organized the campaign.

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Quadra Project: Critique of Mosaic’s 2022 Forest Stewardship Plan (P 1)

Originally published on the Discovery Islander

Mosaic’s 2022 Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) for TimberWest is a legal document describing in general terms how the forests of Tree Farm Licence 47 on Quadra Island will be treated during the next five years. Except for changed dates and a few bureaucratic adjustments, it is ostensibly identical to its 2017 predecessor, an indication that Mosaic’s management objectives have been unaltered by the climate crisis that is now occupying the attention of every thoughtful and informed human being on our planet. Their corporate activity is unchanged, as if they were somehow exempt from any responsibility for “heat domes”, “atmospheric rivers” and the other extraordinary weather anomalies that have and will continue to plague us.

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The Quadra Project: Challenging the way people think about forestry

Prior to embarking upon a literary career in 1985, Ray Grigg taught English, literary history, fine arts and comparative world religions in British Columbia’s High School system. Since then, he has written a long list of books on Taoism, Zen and environmental issues. Grigg was also the author of a column called ‘Shades of Green,’ which ran in the Campbell River Courier-Islander for 15 years. A little over half a year ago, he started writing a series of articles called ‘the Quadra Project.’

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Quadra Project: Further Sierra Quadra correspondence about Mosaic’s Forest Stewardship plan

Originally published on the Discovery Islander

Mosaic has replied to Sierra Quadra’s critique of its 2022 Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) for TFL 47 on Quadra Island. As we feared, all the attention and time given to studying and responding to this document was mostly a waste of effort. Despite Mosaic’s invitation to receive public input, the FSP is almost totally resistant to changes. 

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Quadra Project: Sierra Quadra’s open letter to Mosaic Forest Management Corporation


Originally published on t
he Discovery Islander

Mosaic Forest Management Corporation is responsible for forestry operations on TimberWest’s Tree Farm Licence 47 on Quadra Island. The letter below was written by Sierra Quadra to Mosaic on October 14, 2021, after the extraordinary “heat dome” of June-July, but before the unusually cold weather of December, and before the “atmospheric rivers” that deluged southwestern BC with record rainfalls, flooding the Fraser Valley and washing out Greater Vancouver’s crucial road and rail links. 

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