February 23, 2012
Ode To Owls
'Only God can save them now'
Submitted by Glen Thompson, Friends of
the Chilliwack River Valley
largest and oldest stand of old growth in the Chilliwack River
Valley is being destroyed today. Fallers are now inside the Owl
Forestís legally designated Wildlife Habitat. Some of these trees
are older than Canada.
The forest survived the
great fire of 1938 but they cannot survive Barry Pennerís deal with
Tamihi Logging. If we canít stop logging in a legally designated
Wildlife Habitat then there is no hope to prevent the extinction of
the Northern Spotted Owl.
The CRV Owl in the area has been radio tagged and is being monitored
by some guy in a truck or whatnot to allow the logging to race on.
This is the result of a secret deal negotiated over 3 years (2007 Ė
2010) with no consultation. It provides exemptions from protection
to allow the logging of the biggest and oldest trees, in the largest
stand of owl growth left in the Chilliwack River Valley.
A vigil is now taking place 1 km north of Chilliwack Lake Provincial
Park. God made these owls and only God can save them now. The best
CRV Habitat is now lost.
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