To the Editor,
Well, citizens of this once proud and beautiful valley. I may be just a dumb old logger squatting by my new stump out here on my property at the bottom of the Beaufort Mountains, but I am squatting by my new stump because I want to get a running start if I hear the rest of TimberWest’s high-profile Block 141 coming down.
This block is where TimberWest literally stripped the mountainside of timber, including streambeds and wildlife—destroying the ecosystem, This is the basis of the now-defunct Beaver Creek water system which has to rely on the city’s water supply; coincidentally, a supply that comes from the China Creek watershed. I believe the China Creek watershed will suffer the same fate as Beaver Creek. With the Private Lands Council in control of logging methods we can expect nothing else.