City opposes cutting on McLaughlin Ridge

At a regular meeting of Council Aug 11, 2014, The City of Port Alberni passed two resolutions to support longterm watershed protection and oppose harvesting on McLaughlin Ridge.

The two motions are:

That Council for the City of Port Alberni support the Watershed Forest Alliance request to sign on to their letter calling on the Province and Island Timberlands to pause logging in McLaughlin Ridge in order that discussions can be held regarding watershed protection.
That Council for City of Port Alberni direct staff to contact Island Timberlands and the Minister of Forests with a request for a meeting to discuss watershed protection issues

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