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Group that got Trans Mountain logging blocked in Burnaby over birds looks to expand

A fundraising campaign has been started
Anna's Hummingbird
This Anna's Hummingbird was spotted near where Trans Mountain crews are working to clear the way for a pipeline.

A group that pushed the federal government into halting logging in Burnaby due to risks to bird nests is now fundraising to expand its network.

A GoFundMe has been set up by the Community Nest Finding Network (CNFN), which documented the risks to nesting birds from Trans Mountain logging along Burnaby’s Brunette River.

The federal environment ministry issued an order to halt the logging until well into August.

“The Community Nest Finding Network (CNFN) is a grassroots, collaborative, volunteer network aiming to protect birds along the proposed TransMountain pipeline Expansion route,” reads a post by Donna Clark on the fundraising page. “Our nest-finding and documentation of Anna’s Hummingbird nests has successfully stopped Trans Mountain’s destructive work alongside the Brunette River Conservation Area.

“We have recently received and responded to requests from across the province to expand our network into Stó:lō, Nlaka’pamux, and Secwepemc lands & waters. The CNFN has so far been centered on the unceded lands and waters of the Tsleil-Waututh, Qayqayt, Musqueam, Katzie, Kwikwitlem, Kwantlen & Squamish (so called Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey, New Westminster).

“We need your financial support to cover local costs for transportation, cameras and other materials. Your help will mean good-quality and preferably second-hand equipment so volunteers can monitor Trans Mountain throughout B.C.”