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Posted July 9, 2016

Echo Lake At Risk

Ancient Forest Alliance, July 9, 2016

Echo Lake At Risk
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Photo by TJ Watt.

The Echo Lake Ancient Forest east of Mission is a very rare lowland old-growth forest in the Lower Mainland and is the world's largest bald eagle night roosting site. It is home to numerous species at risk, and is in the unceded territory of the Sts'ailes First Nation band. As many as 10,000 bald eagles gather in the fall to eat the salmon in the nearby Chehalis, Harrison, and Fraser Rivers, and as many as 700 are known to roost in the old-growth and mature trees around the lake at night. The south side of the lake has been protected in an Old-Growth Management Area, which the north and west sides are currently at risk of potential logging, including stands of giant western redcedars. This week the construction of a new logging road is expected to begin, while initial surveying of the giant cedars for logging has already begun. See some photos here by the Ancient Forest Alliance's TJ Watt. See the recent media release at: http://ancientforestalliance.org/news-item.php?ID=1023


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