The last giants are falling in British Columbia. Old growth forests, home to tall, ancient trees, are still being commercially logged. Now, less than 1% of forests in BC are home to stands of large, old trees.
This issue affects communities across Canada. Healthy, old growth forests clean the air, shield us from fire and flooding, and store massive amounts of carbon. Once logged, it takes hundreds of years to recover the majority of that stored carbon. Protecting old growth forests is one of the most effective things we can do to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
BC recently released an independent report confirming the urgent need to ban logging for the most at-risk old growth forests. But instead of taking action, the government has left the majority of these forests on the chopping block.
These ancient forests need our protection.
Sign the petition urging the BC government to ban logging for the most at-risk old growth forests.
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