NGO report card: One year after B.C. promised action, logging continues in almost all at-risk old-growth forests

One year after the B.C. government shared its Old-Growth Strategic Review (OGSR) report and Premier John Horgan committed to implementing all of the panel’s recommendations, Ancient Forest Alliance, Sierra Club BC and Wilderness Committee have released a report card assessing the province’s progress on their promise to protect old-growth forests.  

CONTINUE READING

“Sustainable” forestry claims are false and misleading: citizen complaint

As forestry companies continue to log endangered old-growth forests in British Columbia, six Canadians today requested the federal Competition Bureau to investigate the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) for promoting its forestry certification standard as an assurance of sustainability.

CONTINUE READING

New study reveals old-growth forests are worth more to BC economy standing than logged

BC’s old-growth forests contribute far more economic benefit to society when kept standing, according to a new independent study released today by the Ancient Forest Alliance.

CONTINUE READING

BC government’s forestry announcement fails to address old-growth crisis

The AFA reacts to the BC government’s forest policy intention paper, released June 1, 2021, which fails to address the ongoing old-growth crisis.

CONTINUE READING

Forestry Watchdog finds BC Timber Sales failing to protect old-growth, biodiversity in Nahmint Valley

An investigation by the Forest Practices Board – sparked by a complaint lodged by the AFA – has found that BC Timber Sales’s logging plans for the Nahmint Valley have consistently failed to comply with legally-binding land-use objectives for biodiversity protection.

CONTINUE READING

Conservationists decry absence of funding for old-growth, forestry paradigm shift in BC Budget

The Ancient Forest Alliance is disappointed the NDP government’s provincial budget, released yesterday, fails to allocate funding to protect endangered old-growth forests or enact the necessary paradigm shift in BC’s forest sector.

CONTINUE READING

BC not on track to meet milestones for old-growth, First Nations and forestry transition

The Ancient Forest Alliance, Sierra Club BC, and Wilderness Committee issued a report card six months after the publication of old-growth panel recommendations to assess the BC government’s progress. Read on for details

CONTINUE READING

Logging of massive, ancient cedars in Caycuse watershed signals urgent need for provincial action and funding for old-growth

Shocking before-and-after photos reveal destruction of irreplaceable ancient redcedars in Vancouver Island’s Caycuse watershed and highlight urgent need for immediate protection of at-risk old-growth and funding to support First Nations’ protected areas and economies.

CONTINUE READING
Change this in Theme Options
Change this in Theme Options