By Braden Dupuis
The Pique News Magazine
February 22, 2021
After some quiet harvesting years in the Cheakamus Community Forest (CCF), forest partners are hoping to make good on some long-delayed harvesting plans in 2021 and beyond. CCF forest manager Simon Murray was on hand for Whistler’s Feb. 16 Committee of the Whole meeting, where he provided an update on proposed harvesting sites, fuel thinning work and a proposed reconnection of Basalt Valley Road.
The road reconnection to the valley behind Whistler’s Cheakamus neighbourhood is necessary with the development of Cheakamus Crossing Phase 2, and has been under consideration for some time, Murray said, adding that it will require further discussion between council and the CCF board. …Given the concerns, Councillor Cathy Jewett urged Murray and the CCF to do some public consultation.