THE IMPORTANCE OF OLD GROWTH STANDS: SECHELT TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction What is old growth Logging of the Ancient Forest The ecosystem and wildlife Other possibilities Conclusion Bibliography THE IMPORTANCE OF OLD GROWTH STANDS: SECHELT There are a great variety of old growth stan ds, one such stand is the Sechelt forest. Like many other forests it is in danger of being logged. There are however things being done to protect the ancient forest. Old growth is hard to define, as there is no set definition. These old forests are all very different in there ages, sizes, and tree types. Every forest is like a separate pocket, different from any other.
One thing for sure is the importance of old growth stands. Old growth forests are irreplaceable ecosystems. These stands make homes and breeding areas for a great diversity of animals. ( ) ” Unfortunately in British Columbia 94 percent of all logging is old growth.” Logging of Sechelt has been condoned by our provincial forest ministry, and is scheduled to start in the spring of 1992. (1) “Terminal forest products and International Forest products have permission to cut approximately 340 hectares (840 acres).” In the last logging of the Sechelt peninsula the contractors went broke, and left thousand of cubic metres of wood Tony Eberts, September 19, 1991, The Province, P.
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There is no need to elaborate on the importance of protecting the environment and conservation of natural resources. There is also no need to belabor the point that sustainable practices should be implemented in various industries that need to exploit the earth’s ecosystem in order to generate business. But it must be made clear that all these can only be made possible by having a clear ...
34 Taken from film: Forest of the People just to rot. Existing clear cuts have contributed to heavy run offs in the watershed, leading to flooding and silt damage. The Sechelt forest is a large, and very diverse ecosystem. The Carin Range area is very concentrated in wildlife and is only about twice the size of Stanley Park. (2) “More than 150 species of mammals live in such forests, and as many as 1500 species of invertebrate species may live in a single stand.” The endangered marbled murrelet makes it’s home high on the broad branches of the trees found here.
The environment ministry has also reestablished the elk colony which will need the mature forest area. (3) “In a community hatchery the flooding and silt damage due to logging killed over 150, 000 fry and eggs.” Logging simply ruins the efforts of other organizations to help the environment. As of yet, there has been no response to requests by organizations to place a moratorium on logging until further park development can be investigated. The parks ministry has made no attempt to preserve the (2) Catherine Caufield, June 18, 1990, The Sun, P. F 2 (3) Tony Eberts, September 19, 1991, The Province, P. 34 area as well.
This beautiful area lends itself top ark development. This includes trails and campsites in an area that can be easily used as recreational provincial park which would increase tourism in the Sechelt region. It also contains great amounts of flora and fauna. (4) ” Some of the oldest trees in Canada (over eight centuries), exist here.” The ancient Sechelt forest is facing a major problem, which could mean the loss of a one of a kind ecosystem. This area can be saved and turned into a provincial park if the government agencies would agree to it.
It would be a shame to waste such a beautiful part of the environment. (4) Tony Eberts, October 18, 1991, The Province, p. A 30 BIBLIOGRAPHY: Catherine Caufield, June 18, 1990, Symphony of Life Plays a Full House, Vancouver Sun, Pg. F 2 Jim Watson, Dec. 89/Jan. 90, the Last Stand for Old Growth, National Wildlife, V.
Nowadays, because of the highly polluted and crowed urban areas, there are a lot of people decided to find some new places with fresh air to go for their weekends and vacation. One of the most ideal places for this is the forested area whereas the air is fresh and the landscape is beautiful, which fit the demand of people beautifully. However, there should be a law to prevent and limit the amount ...
28, P. 24 Tony Eberts, September 13, 1991, Battle for Sechelt Last Stand, The Province, P. 34 Tony Eberts, October 18, 1991, For Sechelt, From the Heart, The Province, p. A 30 Film: 1990, Forest of The People, Forest Alliance of BC.