- Become a member of the Valhalla Wilderness Society. This enables us to represent you to a greater extent in the valuable work that we do.
- Donate and become a supporter of the Valhalla Wilderness Society.
- Sign the petition to create the Selkirk Mountain Caribou park proposal.
- Like our Facebook page and share our updates with your friends.
- Voice Your Concerns to the government representatives listed below.
MASSIVE LETTER CAMPAIGN IS URGENTLY NEEDED
- The most important thing you can do is write a letter to the BC government urging the creation of the proposed park. (Contact details are listed below).
- Elected oﬃcials are more likely to be swayed by personal letters than a petition or emails, so please hand write or type your letter and mail it. Yes, snail mail is most eﬀective! Nevertheless, email is a handy option.
- Ask for a reply to your request for the park.
- Sign your letter and include your full name as well as your address.
The Honourable John Horgan
Premier of British Columbia
East Annex, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Phone: 250 387-1715, Fax: 250 387-0087
The Honourable Catherine McKenna, M.P.
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Phone: 613-996-5322, Fax: 613-996-5323
The Honourable Doug Donaldson
Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
PO Box 9049 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9E2
Phone: 250 387-6240, Fax: 250 387-1040
Mail a copy to your local mla and mp!
Valhalla Wilderness Society
Phone: (250) 358-2333
Important points to consider in your letter:
- The Selkirk Mountain Caribou park proposal should be enacted as a Class A provincial park. Until then, it is urgent to put a moratorium on logging and road building in the park proposal.
- The park proposal would protect rare Inland Temperate Rainforest (ICHvk). It exists nowhere else in the world but in BC. The proposal contains the last remaining old-growth in the region, after decades of logging.
- It includes the primeval Incomappleux Rainforest, with trees up to 4 metres across and 1,800 years old, very high biodiversity, and a concentration of rare species.
- The Incomappleux Rainforest is in a wilderness adjacent to Glacier National Park (GNP). This wilderness is important to the survival of GNP’s grizzly bears and should be protected.
- The Mountain Caribou Recovery Plan is a failure. The Central Selkirk herd in this park proposal is very important but it is declining rapidly.
- 40 known species-at-risk may be present in the forests within the park proposal, according to the BC Conservation Data Centre. The Class A park should be created for all the species in the Inland Temperate Rainforest.