Pink Mountain's

Rare and Endangered Species

Parnassius eversmanni pinkensis female 4 resized drop

Parnassius eversmanni SSP pinkensis

 

Contact Us

To find out more about our efforts to make Pink Mountain an Ecological Reserve, please contact Ron Long for more information:

Ron Long

604-469-1651

rlphoto[at]shaw.ca

 

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Latest News

Ron Long has just returned from a two week expedition to Pink Mountain, where he was able to photograph, catalog and map the positions of plant species on the summit plateau. Ron describes the wildflowers this year as being "spectacular".

 

Help Us

Pink Mountain is just too unique and too special to be allowed to disappear forever. Your letters can help preserve an assembly of species that does not exist anywhere else in the province.

The Federation of British Columbia Naturalists has passed a resolution that asks the government to establish an Ecological Reserve on the South end of the Pink Mountain summit. By adding your voice to those of the thousands of federation members you can help make the reserve a reality.

Please write to our politicians in support of Pink Mountain.

We have provided a sample letter, which can be used as is. However your letter will be more effective if you rewrite the sample in your own words.

In your letter please make the points that Pink Mountain is unique, that an ecological reserve is needed, that the reserve will only occupy a portion of the Pink Mountain summit and that a new road to the summit is essential.

Thank you for your support. Together we can save this very special place.

Sample Letter:

[your address and date]


The Honorable Mary Polak,
Minister of Environment
Room 247,Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4

 

Re: Protection of Rare Plants and Arctic Butterflies on Pink Mountain

 

Dear Minister Polak:

 

I am writing to ask you to ensure a rare group of plants and arctic butterflies on Pink Mountain in northeast BC are protected by not allowing resource extraction activities within the relatively small area where these plants and butterflies are found. This could be accomplished by simply restricting the proposed wind farm or more gas wells and microwave towers to the northern two-thirds of the plateau and supporting the establishment of an Ecological Reserve on the southern third of the plateau where the plants and butterflies are found. It is also important for the service road to be re-routed to avoid further damage to the plants. Please make Pink Mountain a good example of how the provincial government can protect biodiversity while also allowing resource development.

 

Sincerely,

 

[your name]

 

Please write to:  

The Honorable Mary Polak,
Minister of Environment
Room 247, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4

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and

 

The Honorable Steve Thomson,
Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Room 248, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC, V8V 1X4

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