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Friends of The Watersheds

To protect the 3 Greater Vancouver drinking watersheds from destruction of it`s ancient forests from logging and roadbuilding.
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Friends of The Watersheds
3096A Paisley Rd
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7R 1C9 Canada

Phone: 604-986-9773
E-Mail: rossm@autoship.com
Website: http://www.eagletree.com/think/watersheds/

Detailed Information:
Friends of The Watersheds (FOW) is based in North Vancouver B.C. Canada. Our 3 drinking watersheds are 53,000 ha in size and contain some of the finest remaining old-growth forests left in British Columbia. The Water District who manages these lands has logged 4,000 ha and put in 300 km of roads into the watersheds rainforests. The watersheds contain major river systems: the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam. Increased sedimentation has been experienced into these rivers and water consumers have been complaining about the gradual decline of water quailty since clearcut logging began in the mid 1960`s.FOW publishes `Watershed Intelligence` a newsletter that documents cutblocks, landslides, alternative forestry management practices for watersheds and interviews. One of FOW`s current campiagns is a `Municipal Watershed Intiative`, whereby we are lobby all our member Councils`s to vote to ban logging and roadbuilding in the drinking watersheds. Our watersheds contain the Canadian record size Pacific Yew, Douglas Fir (312`heght) and some of the last tallest groves of western red cedar.

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