Protecting forests and farm lands

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Re: Feast or Famine?

This article makes an important point, but is misinformed about the work non-profit organizations are doing to protect southern Vancouver Island from urban sprawl.

Dogwood Initiative agrees that there is a major problem of conversion of farms and forests in the region. That is precisely why organizations such as Dogwood Initiative are campaigning for the Capital Regional District board to enforce its own Regional Growth Strategy.

The Regional Growth Strategy is one of the key tools for protecting our farms and forests from reckless development. By sticking to that plan (which was agreed to by the entire CRD board), farmland in Central Saanich, as well as forests along the Juan de Fuca Trail, will be protected.

Rest assured, we are putting just as much effort into protecting local farms and food as we are into local forests.

Will Horter

Executive director Dogwood Initiative

Victoria