Logging Chapman Creek Watershed is an environmental disaster for the Sunshine Coast, warns International Forest Biologist

    Dr. Reese Halter speaks at the Gibsons Heritage Theatre October 18

    GIBSONS, BC, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Generations of Sunshine Coast residents will
suffer centuries of poor water quality and environmental degradation now that
logging of the Chapman Creek Watershed is underway says a renowned
international tree biologist, who will speak on the subject in Gibsons
Oct. 18.
    "This is a clear issue of endangering the community and environmental
health of the Sunshine Coast," says Dr. Reese Halter, who leads Global Forest
Science. "Logging Chapman Creek not only has immediate local consequences, it
has regional and global effects from Global warming to disease and drought.
Already, 65 monitored BC glaciers are retreating."
    According to Halter, at least 118 vertebrates species live in the old
growth of Chapman Creek, of which more than 40 cannot breed, nest or forage
other than in old growth.
    "Logging this key old growth watershed is a death sentence to at least
30% of the species in this area," says Halter. "An immediate logging
moratorium is needed."
    Reserved seating for Halter's lecture Oct. 18 at the Gibsons Heritage
Theatre is available for a donation to the Sunshine Coast Conservation
    Call 604-866-1424 or visit www.yourwatershed.com to find out more.

    About Reese Halter

    Dr. Reese Halter is an award-winning conservation scientist, best selling
children's author, syndicated science writer (http://www.drreesesplanet.com),
TV nature documentary host and adjunct professor of Botany at Humboldt State
University, California. In the late 1980s, Halter founded Global Forest
Science (http://www.globalforestscience.org/) as a charitable international
forest research foundation. Today with an international team of over 140
scientists, Global Forest Science is a world leader in forest science research
and conservation.

For further information:

For further information: Dr. Reese Halter, (403) 760-9603,

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