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We need helpers for a booth in the bottom floor of the Nest on April 8, 2016 from 12-4. At least one person should have a computer, opened up to the Garibaldi Park 2020 petition, [[1]].

The Garibaldi Park 2020 website is: [[2]]

Volunteers (computer?):

1.Matt K. (Yes)

1.Matt K. (Yes)

1.Devon-might be a bit late (yes)
2.Artem (2:30)


GAS Fact Sheet

Project area: 2759 ha

(maximum extent of disturbance anticipated by the Project and includes all activities and

facilities, including facilities associated with the use groundwater as the source of potable


Local study area (LSA): 5392 ha

(based upon the study area used in previous environmental assessments to maintain

consistency between this document and previous submissions)

Regional Study Area (RSA): 76,996 ha

(Mamquam LU boundary as used in the Sea to Sky LRMP)

Area of land that will be lost/altered: 1949 ha (915.6ha/1033.5Ha)

Listed ecosystems lost/altered: 509.9 ha (245.2 ha/264.7 ha)

Old Growth Forests lost/altered: 841.1 ha (403 ha/438.1 ha)(22%/24% of OG within LSA)

(Forests >250 years old) (p. 7­34,7­35)

Old­Growth Management Area (OGMA) lost/altered: 167.8 ha (50.1 ha/117.7

ha)(13%/31.4% of OGMA within LSA)

Ungulate Winter Range (UWR) overlap:

18 ha

Above from Supplemental application Chapter 7: vegetation



Project will contain: ­ Up to 124 ski trails

­ 3 gondolas

­ 24 lifts

­ 3 on mountain lodges

­ 21,920 bed units

Groundwater well volumes: ­ 90 L/s winter

­ 35 L/s summer *confirm

­ 10.5% aquifer flow in winter

­ 12.5% aquifer flow in drought during summer

“However, the Proponent noted groundwater extraction may impact downstream fish habitat

at upwellings (colder groundwater moving towards the surface), particularly in side channels,

which salmon rely on for spawning and during extreme weather conditions. The Proponent

acknowledged uncertainty in its groundwater modelling predictions, indicating groundwater

withdrawal could deplete groundwater volume discharge in side channels by up to 22%

(Piteau 2015), while acknowledging “inadequate resolution for this analysis” (Chapter 6­24).”

(Technical assessment, p. 31.)

“While no data exist directly for the Project Area, similar conditions and elevation at Whistler

Mountain typically produces a snow pack ranging from 112 to 187 cm” (Section 3.2.4,

Background Climate, GAS 1997 EA).

^Ungulate winter range polygons (Purple) that represent proposed park additions > NOT

ENOUGH, must include more of GAS (Black) Justify additions based on old­growth



“The Province’s All Seasons Resort Guidelines (ASRG) states that:

the skiing component of any successful mountain resort should be economically viable in

its own right, without having to depend on the potential ongoing economic support of real

estate development and sales (ASRG, Chapter II, p.39). ”

From Whistler response:

GAS is a massive project: $3.5 billion in construction costs, 4,900 hectares (12,112 acres) of

Crown Lands, 123 ski trails on 668 hectares (1,651 acres) of terrain, 25 lifts (including three

gondolas) and a forecasted 850,000 visits during the ski season and 700,000­1,000,000

visits in the summer season. GAS’ highest lift ends around 1,800 meters elevation, with

the bulk of the ski terrain subject to fog and rain between elevations of 1,000 and

1,600 meters.

GAS’ proximity to the ocean and elevation profile are not dissimilar to three local mountains

which were very adversely affected by the poor weather conditions of the 2013/2014 and

2014/2015 winter seasons and were only able to offer limited skiing: Cypress (910 meters

base, 610 meters vertical rise), Grouse (825 meters base and 400 meters vertical rise) and

Seymour (935 m base and 330 vertical rise). We note that GAS’ lowest lift is located at

650 meters elevation, 250 meters lower than any lift on the North Shore mountains.

High and moderately high mountain goat winter habitat polygons outside of UWR a possible

justification for park expansion