Hon. Ian Waddell
Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks

email: Ian.Waddell.Office@leg.bc.ca

Mailing Address:

Phone: (250) 387-1187
Fax: (250) 387-1356

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Dear ______________________,

As you are probably aware, on November 1, 1999, Texada Land Corporation acquired approximately 4,600 acres on the south end of Salt Spring Island and announced their intention to remove 60% of the merchantable timber from these lands. Nearly 90% of the lands have been identified as either high scenic value or high biodiversity value (sensitive ecosystems) because they are either large chunks (100 hectares) of contiguous second growth forest, or wetlands, old growth forests and Garry oak meadows.

It is my understanding that the Provincial Government has funds set aside for the purchase of parkland in the Gulf Islands. I urge you to allocate funds to the purchase of the Texada Lands, particularly the sensitive areas around Burgoyne Bay and Mt. Maxwell so that people from British Columbia, and indeed from around the world, can continue to take pride in this unique and irreplaceable resource only 50 kilometers from the urban center of Vancouver. It would be unforgivable if the future recreational and tourism value that Salt Spring Island represents to the province and people of British Columbia were lost forever because of a lack of government leadership at this critical juncture.

The Texada Lands are rapidly being logged. Please take immediate action.

Yours truly

Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh

web: Ujjal.Dosanjh.Office@leg.bc.ca

Mailing Address:

Phone: (250) 387-1715
Fax: (250) 387-0087


Hon. Gordon Wilson
Minister of Forests

email: Gordon.Wilson.Office@leg.bc.ca

Mailing Address:

Phone: (250) 387-6240
Fax: (250) 387-1040

Mr. Gary Lunn
M.P. Saanich--Gulf Islands

email: Lunn.G@parl.gc.ca

Mailing Address:

Phone: (613) 996-1119
Fax: (613) 996-0850


The Hon. David Anderson
Minister of the Environment
Government of Canada

email: Anderson.D@parl.gc.ca

 Mailing Address:

Phone: (613) 996-2358
Fax: (613) 952-1458


Gordon Campbell
Leader, BC Liberal Party

email: leader@bcliberals.bc.ca

Mailing Address:

Phone: (604) 606-6000, Toll-free: 1-800-567-2257
Fax: (604) 244-0450


Murray Coell MLA
Saanich North & the Islands

email: Murraycoell @pacificcoast.net

Mailing Adress:

Phone: (250) 656-0013
Fax: (250) 656-7059


Rob McDonald
Principal, Texada Land Corporation

Mailing Address:

Phone: (604) 219-0506 
Fax: (250) 537-4753

Derek Trethewey
Principal, Texada Land Corporation

email: derek@stumplake.com

Mailing Address: