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Petition to protect Old Growth Cedar in the Duncan River Area
BC Timber Sales: Stop Cutting Old Growth Cedar in the Duncan River Area
September 20, 2013
Local activists are working to help save endangered old-growth redcedar trees in the Duncan River area near Kaslo, BC.
"Located 58 km from the nearest highway, stands a grove of just under a 1000 trees. The last of the old growth cedars left up the "Duncan". Situated between the Duncan River and a beautiful, lively swamp, these trees provide an essential corridor for the lives that now depend on them. From beavers to bears (see den in picture above), these trees are home to some of the hardiest animals around. They provide winter shelter for everything from weasels, to owls, & ungulets. Cougars, wolves & grizzlies use it to travel. Kokanee fish spawn in channels protected by the trees where eagles perch to hunt. Rare lichens, mushrooms and flowers grow here.