‘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

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‘A Garage Sale for the Last Old Growth’

The Tyee – As BC’s watchdog slams the province’s own logging agency for wrecking ecosystems, advocates demand action.

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Systemic errors in managing Nahmint’s old growth, says B.C. watchdog

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.

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B.C. forestry watchdog finds lack of compliance in Nahmint logging

Alberni Valley News – A British Columbia forestry watchdog has found that old growth and biodiversity near Port Alberni are at risk.

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B.C. timber agency didn’t adequately protect old forest on Vancouver Island: watchdog

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.

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B.C. ‘shouldn’t have approved’ plan that failed to protect Nahmint old-growth forests: watchdog

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.

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No New Money for Old Growth Protection in BC’s Budget

The Tyee – Spending plan ‘absolutely shatters’ hopes that province is taking changes to forest industry seriously, says advocate.

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Falling fast

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.

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