Protect the precious forested wetlands in Crumpit Woods as a legacy for future generations.
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About this petition
North Crumpit is a new development proposal by Diamond Head Land Company to develop up to 255 acres (103 hectares) in Crumpit Woods, located north of the Valleycliffe Neighbourhood in Squamish. This is private land, and has been owned by the Fast family for over 20 years. We also want to acknowledge that this land has been cared for by Squamish Nation for time immemorial.
We are concerned citizens with a shared vision to preserve North Crumpit for current and future generations.
This petition is intended to gauge community support for preserving Crumpit Woods.
We are exploring two possible pathways to protect this land:
OPTION A: We crowdfund, apply for grants, and purchase this land from the current land owners and establish a legacy that can never be developed. This will have to be done in consultation and possible partnership with the District of Squamish, Squamish Nation, and other stakeholders.
OPTION B: The land owner develops a small portion of the land in less sensitive habitat and we advocate for the rest to be preserved as a legacy for the community.
Why it is important to protect Crumpit Woods
It is the headwaters of the Little Stawamus Creek
Loss of forest cover, changes to topography, and introduction of pollutants will affect water drainage patterns.
Critical spawning habitat
The Little Stawamus Creek is critical spawning habitat for pink, coho, and chum salmon.
Species at risk
These sensitive wetlands are home to the threatened Western toad, red-legged frog, and other species.
Connection to nature
Our community relies on access to this area's wilderness and trails, to recreate and connect with nature.
Protection from floods
A healthy watershed provides a natural safeguard from floods, as forests and wetlands act like sponges that slowly absorb rain and snowmelt, and let it seep into the ground over time.
Community resilience and human health
Spending time in nature improves our families' physical and mental health.
Essential ecosystem services
Forested wetlands provide clean air and fresh water, and capture carbon in the soils and forest biomass which helps to mitigate climate change.