The Friends of Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Society was formed to expedite the process of the formation of one of Canada's largest, urban wilderness parks, a work-in-progress for more than 30 years. As a member of the society, I want to bring my experience building The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail to help make this dream a reality.
Much like the Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes, The Woodens River Watershed generally comprises wooded areas around the lakes and along the river, with some notable rock barrens, wetlands, and upland bogs just to the east. With the exception of the lower watershed, the wooded areas and granite barrens have little commercial value, although they do contain some old-growth forest stands, rare plant species, as well as significant wetlands and wildlife habitat.
These areas of District 12 are important to protect and are part of our community's future.
Each candidate received a survey from Friends of BMBCL asking them for their position on the future of the Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Regional Wilderness Park. With a council in place that firmly supports the planning and formation of this park, we expect to see continuous progress with the creation of a world-class, legacy destination that encompasses all that this wilderness experience can provide.
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