BC’s ancient, globally unique Inland Temperate Rainforest and the mountain caribou it supports are endangered by clearcut logging, which continues despite the urging of a recent provincial commission to protect what remains of our old growth. Valhalla Wilderness Society has a well-researched plan to do just that, through the formation of three new provincial parks—The Quesnel Lake Wilderness proposalRainbow-Jordan Wilderness and Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park proposals (which includes the recently protected Incomappleux River Valley)—each of which would create intact wildlife corridors for the remaining Inland Rainforest ecosystem.

The most important thing you can do is
write a letter in support of the proposals!

  • Write to voice your concerns and urge for the protection of the three rainforest parks!
  • 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 (see addresses below). Yes, snail mail is most effective!
  • Ask for a reply to your request for the parks.
  • Thank the province for protection of the Incomappleux River Valley but urge complete protection of the whole Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park proposal for preservation of the remaining ancient inland rainforest corridors.
  • Sign your letter and include your full name and address.

See below for suggested content and key points to consider for your letter.

The Honourable David Eby
Premier of British Columbia
East Annex, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Phone: 250 387-1715, Fax: 250 387-0087
E-mail: premier@gov.bc.ca

The Honourable Nathan Cullen
Minister of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship
Room 310 Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC  V8V 1X4
Phone: 778 405-3094, Fax: 250 387-4312
E-mail: LWRS.Minister@gov.bc.ca

The Honourable Bruce Ralston
Minister of Forests
PO Box 9049 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9E2
Phone: 250 387-6240, Fax: 250 387-1040
E-mail: FLNR.Minister@gov.bc.ca

The Honourable George Heyman
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
PO Box 9047 Stn Prov Gov
Victoria, BC V8W 9E2
Phone: 250 387-1187, Fax: 250 387-1356
E-mail: ENV.minister@gov.bc.ca

 Mail a copy to your local MLA and MP.

BREAKING NEWS! The primeval forest of the Incomappleux Valley is now protected as a conservancy! The remainder of the Selkirk Mountain Caribou park proposal is still unprotected and at risk of logging of critical old growth connectivity corridors.

Watch & SHARE Primeval: Enter the Incomappleux (above). 

Important points to consider

  1. Aside from the recent Incomappleux River Valley protection, British Columbia’s globally rare Inland Temperate Rainforest biodiversity hotspots are entirely unprotected.
  2. Protecting Valhalla Wilderness Society’s three park proposals (the Quesnel Lake Wilderness proposal, Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park proposal & Rainbow-Jordan Wilderness proposal) would preserve these globally significant biodiversity hotspots.
  3. The Incomappleux is only part of the critically important Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park proposal. The adjacent old growth corridors of the park proposal must be protected.
  4. The survival of the Deep Snow Mountain Caribou is at stake, along with at least 185 other known species at risk in BC’s under-protected Inland Rainforest.
  5. Caribou and other wildlife need intact ecosystems of substantial size to survive. A forest protection program should include protecting our last remaining intact forest ecosystems.
  6. Expanding and connecting BC parks can build the large intact protected areas we need.
  7. Only the BC Park Act and the BC Protected Areas Act can provide secure protection to preserve forest for future generations.
  8. The health and safety of British Columbians is gravely threatened by climate change.
  9. Forests presently moderate climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and storing it. They also cool and humidify the air.
  10. Clearcutting stops carbon absorption for many years, and releases huge quantities of carbon into the air. This is making climate change worse. Scientists around the world urge that we must protect more forest, especially old-growth.
  11. Large, old trees store the most carbon and emit the most carbon when they are logged. They should have top priority for protection. The Coastal and Inland Temperate Rainforests grow the largest and oldest trees.
  12. Please protect the Valhalla Wilderness Society’s proposed Quesnel Lake Wilderness, Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park and Rainbow-Jordan Wilderness Park.

Watch Walking Among Giants below. 

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