How One Woman Stopped Clear Cut Logging

Christine Jack of the St’at’imc Nation maintains a checkpoint 50 kilometers into the Yalakom Valley near Lilloet, BC, effectively shutting down logging operations from that point and patrols the kilometers before the camp as well as nearby valleys. This began in 2015 to protect a traditional pithouse and archeological sites such as walking and hunting trails and ceremonial locations from further being impacted by the logging industry. As we visited the Condor clearcut, 27 burn piles (discarded piles of trees) were counted. There has been no active logging past her checkpoint since she began to maintain it.