There is growing concern about the Town of Comox OCP and the development of the NE Woods area.
The conundrum here is that Comox, other than going upwards, would need to develop this area to meet growth projections.
The Comox Valley Land Trust always suggests that removal of forest cover is the last resort and should never be considered before the land is actually required for development. The reason behind this is that, although we have a great deal of green space on the mountainsides, this close-in cover is a direct carbon sequestering sink that has a local effect. The loss of the sink adds to the problem while development brings its own set of concerns as well.
We are encouraging you to watch this closely at the Comox OCP Update page linked here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=323119417268