BC Timber Sales (BCTS) Has Determined That Your Small Sub-alpine Playground must be harvested

"Death By A Thousand Cuts"

The BCTS Method


British Columbia Timber Sales' M.O. is to bring in a Feller-Buncher or Harvester and a pair of logging trucks.  This Group of machines will cut a large number of small, contiguous clear-cuts, widen narrow roads and generally rain Hell on the area
Click the image above to see a Harvester in action

Vs. Selective Logging

Selective Logging

The Save Carmi Trails Group looks at responsible forest management in this area quite differently.  Our vision is a comprehensive forest floor fuel management program, based on selective logging  Click the image above to learn why.

Community Forests

Community Forest

We seek to establish a Community Forest.   A Community Forest is a section of forest that is managed by a citizen's group, with a goal of sustainable harvesting and an emphasis on recreation as the underlying value. Click the image above to learn more

The Carmi trail network offers not only excellent trails...

It also provides easy access for you and your family into a forest community of bear, coyote, wolf, cougar, deer, moose, elk, rattlesnakes, birds of prey, martens, squirrels, chipmunks, gophers, marmots, woodpeckers, sapsuckers, songbirds, voles and bats.  The Carmi Recreation Area also offers all-season exploration of countless plants - such as the snowberry backdrop to this text - and insects too numerous to describe.

Click here to view the master-map of the area
Using Google Earth, and this file you can explore the area in 3D - and notice how much clear-cut logging already exists in the area!

Together, we can preserve this recreational gem

At the bottom of this page you will find contact information for all levels of government; local, municipal, provincial and federal.  Together, we can inundate these employees with demand that they protect and preserve this incredibly popular family recreation area.  Please consider signing our petition.

A forest biome is a balanced and interwoven set of ecosystems. The community of trees, plants, animals, insects, fungi and lichen all work together to increase one another's chance of survival. This finely tuned ecological niche is disrupted by clear-cutting.  Removal of the forest canopy negatively affects the other ecological zones.  The umbrella-like canopy regulates the amount of wind and sunlight the forest floor receives.  The disruption of the forest's uppermost protective layer upsets the biome's microclimate.

Mass removal of trees increases soil erosion by water runoff.  Excessive runoff muddies waterways and harms aquatic life.  Removal of trees shading streams raises the water temperature and lowers its oxygen levels to the detriment of fish and other aquatic fauna. The soil decreases in quality once the falling leaves that provide nutrient-rich humus are gone. Building roads and operating heavy equipment in the woods compacts the soil, harming the habitat of dirt-dwelling organisms.

Removal of all the trees from an area destroys the physical habitats of many species of wildlife.  The most famous is the northern spotted owl.  The bird is one of many that nest and live in dense forests. Woodpeckers, hawks, bats and flying squirrels are some of the forest fauna that lose their homes and hunting grounds as a result of clear-cutting.  The diversity of animal species is decreased by the removal of mature trees.