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To: Honorable Doug Donaldson - Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Honorable Michelle Mungall - BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. Honorable Wayne Stetski - MP.

URGENT LAST CALL to save Kootenay Watersheds from Logging

The PETITION of the undersigned, residents of British Columbia, states:

We consider water quality to be the PRIMARY value of domestic watersheds in the province. We feel that forest licensees have too much freedom to decide where and how to log in order to maximize profits, and are thus unable to ensure that water quality is the primary value. We are calling for a halt to logging and road building in domestic watersheds until the government can ensure that water quality IS treated as the primary value.

Your petitioners respectfully request that the Honorable Minister take such action as may be deemed appropriate.

Why is this important?

To have access to safe, QUALITY drinking water from our watersheds, for generations to come.

We feel that forest licensees have too much freedom to decide where and how to log in order to maximize profits. A monetary profit gained at the expense of fellow British Columbian's essential requirement for potable water is not the proper role of Government.

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Kootenay Lake and area Water Sheds

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Reasons for signing

  • Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” – A. A. Milne
  • time to update the wild west days of rape and pillage of the natural resources and manage our crown lands with sustainability, climate change is the big unknown tread cautiously
  • Forest practices need to be updated to account for the extreme weather events now more frequent due to climate change.

Updates

2018-12-14 12:22:57 -0800

1,000 signatures reached

2018-12-01 21:12:29 -0800

500 signatures reached

2018-11-29 15:43:40 -0800

100 signatures reached

2018-11-29 09:25:54 -0800

50 signatures reached

2018-11-28 21:30:23 -0800

25 signatures reached

2018-11-28 18:20:38 -0800

10 signatures reached