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General News · 27th July 2011
YOU are invited to participate in Island Stance, a community initiative to encourage civic responsibility prior to anticipated industrial-scale logging by Island Timberlands on their private managed forest lands on Cortes Island. The local, immediate goal is to prevent industrial-scale logging by Island Timberlands on Cortes Island, while securing options for purchase of those same lands for the local community - preservation of sensitive ecosystems and/or sustainable forestry. The broader goal is to affect change of private managed forest legislation in BC which offers inadequate environmental protection.

Island Stance is committed to peaceful community action from a diverse, island-wide base of support & involvement, and to transparent, ongoing communication with the Cortes community.

Examples of actions Island Stance WILL participate in:
1. community education - public meetings, placards, banners, public brochures & articles, tables at markets, community events;
2. direct participation - symbolic action, humour, creative arts & expression, road
sit-ins, writing campaigns, blockades on public land, filming, respectful communication;

Examples of actions Island Stance WILL NOT participate in:
1. property damage -no damage to equipment, vehicles, roads or lands (ie. no tree spiking);
2. personal harm - no personal offense, no bodily harm.

Watch the Marketer and Tidelines for notice of public meetings and workshops.
To get involved, contact