CBC News coverage on 18-month old-growth report card

Mar 15, 2022 | News Coverage

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Read the CBC News article highlighting our report card with Sierra Club BC and Wilderness Committee that evaluates the BC government’s progress on promised implementation of the Old Growth Strategic Review panel’s recommendations.

We note significant improvements in funding and transparency but emphasize that the provincial government is still moving far too slowly. Essential funding for old-growth conservation still falls short of the estimated $300 million needed from the province to support First Nations communities alone.

Of special note, the province has now stated they are in talks with the federal government to partner on the expansion of protected areas in BC, and will soon have an update on the status of old-growth deferrals. 

These encouraging statements will need to be backed by concrete actions in order for the province to score better on its next report card in September.

18-month report card on the government’s progress implementing the Old-Growth Strategic Review panel’s 14 recommendations.

Working to protect BC’s endangered old-growth forests and ensure a sustainable, second-growth forest industry.