The following is a press release from the Wilderness Committee:
Wilderness Committee, Mid-Island
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 – for immediate release –
Nanoose Bay, BC — Residents of Mid Island communities rushed into Nanoose Bay’s DL33 Forest this morning to the sound of chainsaws after the Wilderness Committee Mid Island Chapter, learned that logging roads have been pushed in through private property to access the highly threatened and endangered Nanoose Bay Forest , a public owned rare Coastal Douglas-fir forest that has been identified by government scientists as containing forest and wetland ecosytems that will become extinct.
“The Wilderness Committee Mid Island Chapter has been actively working with the local communities and with the support of local and regional governments to find solutions to logging this remnant east coast forest for the past year and we will not give up fighting this criminal Clark Government blunder,” said Annette Tanner, Wilderness Committee, Mid Island spokesperson.