Water is the lifeline of all living things. Brohm River is listed as the fifth most threatened river, and we need to preserve our water and should only be used as a park.
I use this area for my plant and herb gathering. The medicine used is a plant most cherished by First Nations, Devils Club, is being used commercially and today is not made commercially.
It's in its natural environment and should stay that way. Among other plants we use for medicinal herbs and fibres we use for basket making there are wild blueberries, slahal berries, wild ginger, wild mushrooms, wild willows and different trees we use for certain items as carving and medicine, and bushes that have natural remedies we use for colds and flu. Too many to list.
Salmon habitat of the steelhead is of most concern as the Brohm Creek is an important habitat for them before they head off to the ocean.
I hope Squamish District and Squamish Nation and all Government levels will be responsible and will think of how this will affect our last pristine area, which includes the Cat Lake and Brohm Lake and surrounding area, and our children, grand and great grandchildren's lives.
Diana Billy, Swanamia