Letters: Any activity is invasive

Even horseback riding can impact the forest at Admiral's Forest

I must take issue with the headline “JdF Society loses land…”

Firstly,  I don’t believe you can “lose” something you never had.

Secondly, I wonder if people are aware that 98 per cent of all of the land in B.C. is owned by the government, leaving a very small portion of land on which to build houses and commercial.

Keep in mind, please, that someone developed the land upon which you live, and someone will develop the land upon which your children and theirs will live. A few people have been put out by not being allowed to ride their horses on land they never owned.

You also say in your story that “non-invasive” activities include horse back riding.  This activity is very damaging to the forest, as it seriously compacts the soil. Almost any human activity can be considered invasive.

Allison J.M. Barber, Otter Point

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