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British Columbia Ancient Forests News
Conservation groups plan a provincial fund to buy new parks
Island Tides, January 28, 2016The ancient but endangered Douglas-firs of Mclaughlin Ridge near Port Alberni in the China Creek drinking watershed of the city.
Island Tides, a great newspaper serving the Gulf Islands, has printed the full article on the 16 conservation and recreation groups in BC calling on the BC government to establish a $40 million/year land acquisition fund to purchase and protected endangered ecosystems on private lands. Places like McLaughlin Ridge in Port Alberni's drinking watershed, Horne Mountain above Cathedral Grove, the Cameron Valley Firebreak (similar to a 2nd Cathedral Grove but unprotected), the Koksilah, Muir Creek, Stillwater Bluffs, the Day Road Forest...and hundreds of other endangered areas on private lands could benefit from such a fund.
See the full article in the Island Tides at: http://islandtides.com/assets/reprint/environment_20160128.pdf