Help Stop Garibaldi at Squamish (GAS) Ski Resort Development

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Originally Posted: 28 January 2010


Help Stop Garibaldi at Squamish (GAS) Ski Resort Development

FROM Big Wildlife

Stop this project that would destroy critical habitat for grizzly bears, wolves, mountain goats, peregrine falcon, steelhead, and many other species.

CONTACT

Two people will decide whether GAS goes ahead: The BC Minister of Environment, Barry Penner, and the Minister of Tourism Culture and Arts, Kevin Krueger. Please urge them to reject the GAS development.
 
Barry Penner
phone (250) 387-1161
fax (250) 387-5669
email
 
Kevin Krueger
phone (250) 356-6981
fax (250) 356-1195
email

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS – WHY GAS IS A BAD IDEA FOR SQUAMISH

The Garibaldi at Squamish (GAS) project is a bad idea because it would:
 
Have devastating impacts to wildlife, including 16 blue-listed and endangered species, steelhead salmon, and related habitat.
 
Require Squamish residents to pick up the tab for providing services to the development. That means locals would have to pay for new services, including hospital beds, school seats, road maintenance, water, public transportation, policing, and infrastructure.
 
Undermine area outdoor recreation experiences, such as back-country sports, climbing, camping, hiking and hundreds of kilometers of trails.
 
Ignore the existing economy benefits of the area. Tens of thousand of annual visitors and locals alike enjoy the backcountry experience the area offers, generating significant income for Squamish each year.
 
Fly in the face Smart Growth principles that are in keeping with Squamish’s Official Community Plan. GAS would strain community resources, as well as directly compete with local businesses.


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