Despite overwhelming public support for old growth forest protection and a clear roadmap based on science, the majority of at-risk old growth forests in B.C. are still open to logging.
The B.C. government has identified 2.6 million hectares of old growth at high risk of irreversible loss that should be off limits to logging, but so far the province hasn't taken action to implement logging deferrals in these areas. It also hasn’t given concrete funding support to Indigenous Nations, so that they can make old growth protection a viable economic option. In the meantime, 1000 year-old trees are still falling.
The B.C. government has started to self-congratulate its “progress” on old growth, but an 'intention' to act is not the same as real action. That’s why we’re renewing pressure on key decision makers who have influence over this file:
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