Local residents and area environmentalists raised this tree platform in April 2007 to defend a sacred First Nations cave, a unique Garry Oak meadow, and habitat for federally listed rare species. This pocket of lush forest in Langford, BC is home to Western Screech Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers, Pacific Tree Frogs and hundreds of other creatures, and it is threatened by a proposed highway interchange designed to serve the massive Bear Mountain Resort development.
Visit the tree house! Climbing trainings will continue on-site this month. Big thanks to all the folks who are helping out with food, water, tents, and tarps, and donations to our legal defense fund!
Want to join in the fun? Get in touch by email: treesit (at) gmail (dot) com.
Red-tailed hawk (nesting)
Great horned owl
Barred owl (pair)
Western screech owl
Sparrows (many kinds)
The proposed interchange would destroy Garry Oak meadows and rare species. Help us stop the destruction.
What happens next?
Local citizens are calling on all levels of government to protect environmental and cultural values
– Survey rare wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the interchange area
– Conduct a full public consultation to determine whether this project benefits the community
– Hold a meaningful First Nations cultural use study relying on testimony from elders
– Disclose all documents relating to the environmental and social impacts of the project
– No more secret deals