SPEC is opposed
to the Ski Development Project proposal which has, as of August 14,
2000, been granted certificate approval by the British Columbia government's
New Democratic Party Cabinet Ministers, despite the strong objections
of the St'at'imc (First Nation), who hold title and rights to the greater
Duffey Lake area.
SPEC is concerned
about the effects this proposed development would have on the local
mountain goat and wolverine populations, and especially concerned about
the grizzly bear populations known to frequent the area.
SPEC also believes
that the submitted Environmental Impact Assessment and Cumulative Environmental
Effects Assessment is deficient and should be further reviewed.
For recent newspaper summary coverage, click on the Chronology document
below under Links and Online Articles, and go to part 3, for
SPEC's campaign to save Melvin Creek can be made to: Society Promoting
Environmental Conservation, 2150 Maple St., Vancouver, B.C. V6J 3T3.
A charitable tax receipt will be issued.
Visit our Melvin
Creek photo gallery, or check out the various
maps in the map index, including maps on
grizzly bear and mountain
goat distribution in the Melvin Creek area. For lighter viewing,
try the Glen and Moe cartoon.
Check out the wildlife
report prepared for the St'at'imc by Ecodomain Consulting below (May
8, 2000), the government's Project Committee response (June 9, 2000),
Ecodomain's response to the government's response (July 7, 2000), and
Matt Austin's report (April 27, 2000).