Stop clear-cut logging in Howe Sound!

Urgent! Deadline: April 30th, 2021

The BC Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) is seeking public input to establish new Visual Quality Objectives (VQO) for logging in the Sunshine Coast Natural Resource District (SCNRD) that could inform logging in Howe Sound for up to 20 years.

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The proposed guidelines permit clear-cut, retention-cut, and partial-cut logging of up to 18% of the viewscape, with most of western Howe Sound designated for:

Please take a moment to send a letter calling for all of Howe Sound to be designated for Preservation (0% logged).

This is a critical opportunity to protect our forests for future generations.

Deadline for public comments: April 30th, 2021

More info:

2020 Draft order to establish revised Visual Quality Objectives (VQO) for logging in the Sunshine Coast Natural Resource District (SCNRD).

2020 Sunshine Coast Natural Resource District: Visual landscape inventory for review. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

2013 A guide to visual quality objectives. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.


  • To:
    Derek Lefler
    District Manager, Sunshine Coast Forest District

    Hon. Katrine Conroy
    Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

    Hon. Nathan Cullen
    Minister of State for Lands and Natural Resource Operations


  • Sincerely
    (Your name and contact details will be added here.)

  • Cc:

    Your MLA