The Honourable George Heyman
Minister of Environment & Climate Change Strategy Box 9047 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8V 9E2
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environement and CLimate Change Strategy
The Annual Allowable Cut for the Okanagan is being reviewed. Send your input before the March 18th deadline.
Okanagan Shuswap Natural Resource District
2501 - 14th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 8Z1
The Chief Forester sets the Annual Allowable Cut for the Okanagan. Send your input before the March 18th deadline.
The Deputy Chief Forester has been designated to address concerns related to Mount Rose Swanson.
Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operation & Rural Development Box 9049 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8V 9E2 FLNR.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operation and Rural Development
Richard Garner, FLNR, Woodlands Supervisor, Forest Stewardship Plan, 778-943-6992 Richard.Garner@gov.bc.ca
Spallumcheen Township, Mayor & Council 4144 Spallumcheen Way, Armstrong BC VOE 136
Armstrong City Hall, Mayor & Council Box 40 Armstrong BC VOE 1 BO
– Warren Yablonski, firstname.lastname@example.org, O 250-558-1724
David Coburn, David.email@example.com, O-250-889-045
Gerry MacDougall, Gerry.firstname.lastname@example.org, O-250-828-4239, C-250-267-8999
It’s Time to Finally Declare Mount Rose Swanson a Park!
As you know, the 712 hectars of Mount Rose Swanson was declared a Sensitive Area by order in 1996. This designation, still in force today, prioritizes recreational use. As one of the people who hike, bike, snowshoe, picnic, ride or enjoy the mountain, I urge you to establish Mount Rose Swanson Park.
This area, recently threatened by a logging proposal, is beloved by the local residents, and by BC visitors and tourists. The public outcry and vigilance of community members reminding the Ministry of Forests about the legal protection granted to recreational use on the mountain, resulting in a change of plans. Now we want to make sure the mountain is never in jeopardy again.
Mount Rose Swanson was originally planned as a park in 1952, when the mountain was named. It was surveyed decades ago and a notation of interest was put on title to facilitate the transfer to parkland. The Township of Spallumcheen’s OCP lists a plan to pursue park status for the mountain.
Please declare Mount Rose Swanson a park.