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Genstar plan will destroy ecosystem, former government scientist warns

Senior biologist says he was muzzled by Campbell government

A B.C. scientist who worked for the provincial environment ministry is warning against a large residential development proposed for Mission, B.C., on the Lower Mainland because he says it will destroy the area's unique ecosystem.

"From California to southern British Columbia, it is the only ecosystem of its type [in an urban area], because of the large run of salmon," said Dr. Marvin Rosenau.

Five years ago, as a senior fisheries biologist for the B.C. government, Rosenau wrote a scathing report about a section of the Genstar development. He has since left government but says he is speaking out now because the project is still in the works.

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