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VOC Environmental Committee GAS Meeting · Wednesday, February 10th

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Organized by: Devon Campbell.

Start: Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 7:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: SCRF 1021 MAP

Description:

Hey VOC members!

Unfortunately, the proposed Garibaldi at Squamish (GAS) ski resort has passed the environmental assessment process. The VOC Environmental Comittee was formed to combat the approval of GAS largely because of:

- loss of backcountry terrain,

- close proximity to Garibaldi Park,

- significant destruction of old-growth and rare ecosystems, and

- poor snow conditions and ski terrain in the proposed area.

The EA does not grant full approval of GAS, as the project will now be reviewed by the Mountain Resorts Branch of the ministry (MFLNRO) and will require approval before construction can proceed.

The project is still in its preliminary stages, and with your help we can stop its development. If you have any ideas on how the club can approach this issue, or are just generally interested, we encourage you to attend this meeting!

Thanks,

Devon

 

Relevant links:

http://www.squamishchief.com/news/local-news/shock-awe-and-uncertainty-1.2164692

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/garibaldi-squamish-environmental-approval-1.3426582

http://a100.gov.bc.ca/appsdata/epic/html/deploy/epic_project_home_404.html

Posted: 2016-02-03 11:29:10
Last modified: 2016-02-09 12:32:44