Light Pollution Concerns in Squamish

Pascal Pillot-Bruhat, our light pollution chair, was interviewed for the article “Let’s not starve for starlight” in the Squamish Chief.   The article notes that Squamish is taking steps to address light pollution:

The District of Squamish’s new Official Community Plan includes the recommendation that exterior lights should emit the minimum amount of light necessary. Outside lighting should be directed or shielded to illuminate the ground only and to prevent light pollution from encroaching onto adjacent properties, residential areas and environmentally sensitive areas

Image of Bortle scale used to measure light pollution
Bortle scale used to measure light pollution