Help Save Eagle River

The Friends of Eagle River are working to help protect this river, and the forests that surround it, from devastating logging, development and water use practices. Eagle River flows through the heart of so many of us in this community and it needs YOUR support and action now. Please join us in the struggle to preserve this cherished piece of our natural heritage.

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Map of Proposed Greenway Corridor

Map of Proposed Greenway Corridor


This is a map of the Greenway Corridor along the Eagle River...this plan was developed by FoER after open consultation with the local runs from the powerhouse to the dam roughly following boundaries created
by existing logging roads...the width varies from 50-175 metres...this would provide wildlife with an unobstructed passageway between the ocean and the wild(er) areas above the would also leave the impression of wilderness for all of us who visit the river. Although we are asking for precious little in the whole corporate scheme of things, we are insisting on more than a so-called buffer...buffers are an illusion and serve no meaningful purpose other than to create the impression that everything is, you know, fine.

Island Timberlands owns much of the land along the river...for two years now they have been ready to log...while we have slowed their march towards the water's edge, they plan on returning in the Spring to do what they do best...for visual evidence of their logging practices just scroll down this page and look at the snaps of Horseshoe River...or take a drive towards Saltery Bay...or maybe a hike in the back country.

The community has strongly stated that they do not want the forest along the river harmed...ultimately this may become a debate for lawyers...or it may mean some tough decisions for all of us.

Stillwater Bluffs is also under Island Timberland's umbrella...we have decided to join those who oppose the destruction of that wondrous landmark...FoER has worked long and diligently to persuade this company to respect our community’s wishes by preserving the Greenway Corridor and the Bluffs in perpetuity...but frankly we haven't much hope without your strong and continued support...your voices count...your voices have kept those trees standing for the past two years...nice goin'.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Every Sunday the Friends of Eagle River go hiking into the bush south of town and we welcome you to join us!

We meet at the pull-off on the northeast side of the bridge above Eagle River at the Stillwater Main logging road and depart from there at 10am sharp! Presently we alternate between trips to the clear cuts up around Horseshoe Lake and areas that are threatened by such activities like Eagle River and Stillwater Bluffs. It’s a good opportunity to not only get some fresh air but to actually see what is happening in our forests.

10am – Hwy 101 @ Stillwater main
What to bring.

1. Some sort of transportation to the departure point and beyond.
2. Sturdy foot wear
3. Water and snacks
4. Always a clever idea to carry rain gear
5. First Aid kit.
6. A sense of humour...and indignation.

Some of the places we visit require travel along logging roads
and some of the places we walk can be slippery...
so, please remember that you are doing so at your own risk.

To RSVP and more info call:
ANDY @ 487.0245

1 comment:

kevin said...

Don't think you really need a first aid kit...'cause no amount of band aids or polysporin is gonna save those trees lying on the ground...have fun.