Tell decision makers to act on old growth

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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:

  • Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations Katrine Conroy 
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Development Roly Russell 
  • Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin 
  • Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman.

Send a personalized email to these ministers to show the B.C. government there is no excuse: they must immediately implement logging deferrals in all at-risk old growth forests in B.C. and respect Indigenous rights.

 

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Minister
Katrine
Conroy
B.C. NDP
Minister
George
Heyman
B.C. NDP
Mr.
Roly
Russell
B.C. NDP
Minister
Murray
Rankin
B.C. NDP

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