Katlum Creek

Katlum Creek near Comox Lake and Port Alberni.

Katlum Creek near Comox Lake and Port Alberni. Photo: TJ Watt

Status: Unprotected
Location: Near Comox
Size: ~175ha
Public/Private Land: Private (owned by Island Timberlands)
First Nations Territory: K’omox
Photo Gallery: www.ancientforestalliance.org/photos/katlum-creek/ 

Area description: Katlum Creek is home to endangered ancient Douglas-fir stands, as well as old-growth hemlock, amabilis fir, and cedars. This area was originally supposed to become officially protected as Ungulate Winter Range for black-tailed deer, but unfortunately in 2004 the BC government environmentally deregulated vast sections of forest lands now owned by Island Timberlands in the region, including Katlum Creek, Mount Horne by Cathedral Grove, McLaughlin Ridge and the Cameron Valley Ancient Forest. The BC government broke it – now they must fix it, and help purchase and protect these extremely scarce and valuable old-growth forests.

Take Action: Send a message supporting the call for a Natural Lands Acquisition Fund to purchase and protect privately owned endangered old-growth forests such as Katlum Creek at www.BCParkFund.com

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