Your support is needed to protect the most ancient and biodiverse remnants
of BC’s rare Inland Temperate Rainforest ecosystem.
Click the images below to learn more and write a letter to ask for
full protection of this critically important ecosystem.
Write a letter in support of the proposals
- Write to voice your concerns and urge for the protection of the 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! Nevertheless, email is a handy option.
- Ask for a reply to your request for the park.
- Sign your letter and include your full name and address.
- Mail a copy to your local MLA and MP.
Important points to consider
- The health and safety of British Columbians is gravely threatened by climate change.
- Forests presently moderate climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and storing it.
They also cool and humidify the air.
- 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.
- 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.
- Logging of Fairy Creek must stop, but attention must also be paid to the Inland
Temperate Rainforest, because the survival of the Deep Snow Mountain Caribou is at
stake, along with at least 63 other known species at risk.
- Caribou and other wildlife need intact ecosystems of substantial size to survive. A
forest protection program should include protecting our last remaining intact forest
- Expanding and connecting BC parks can build the large intact protected areas we need.
- Only the BC Park Act and the BC Protected Areas Act can provide secure protection to
preserve forest for future generations.
- Please protect the Valhalla Wilderness Society’s proposed Quesnel Lake Wilderness,
Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park and Rainbow-Jordan Wilderness Park.
The Honourable Katrine Conroy
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
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
The Honourable John Horgan
Premier of British Columbia
East Annex, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Phone: 250 387-1715, Fax: 250 387-0087