‘We don’t have time’: scientists urge B.C. to immediately defer logging in key old-growth forests amid arrests
New scientific maps have been released showing where the most at-risk old-growth forests are that require immediate deferral based on the advice of the BC NDP’s own expert panel
Ha-Shilth-Sa – B.C.’s forestry watchdog has released a report critical of logging practices in the Nahmint valley, pointing to inconsistencies in protecting the area’s old growth forest.
Alberni Valley News – A British Columbia forestry watchdog has found that old growth and biodiversity near Port Alberni are at risk.
CTV News Vancouver Island – An investigation by British Columbia’s forest practices watchdog has found the provincial agency responsible for auctioning timber sale licenses did not adequately protect old forest in an area of Vancouver Island.
The Narwhal – A three-year review by the forest practices board found the provincial government did not meet its legal objective to protect ecosystems and ancient forests in a treasured Vancouver Island watershed.
The Tyee – Spending plan ‘absolutely shatters’ hopes that province is taking changes to forest industry seriously, says advocate.
Here’s a great article in McLean’s magazine that traces the decades-long line of the War in the Woods from the 80s & 90s to today’s blockades to protect the last remnant patches of BC’s ancient forests and the failure of the BC government to act on the Old Growth Panel recommendations.