Aerial images captured in June 2021 highlight the brutal impact of old-growth logging in the Caycuse watershed in the Ditidaht territory. The original 33-hectare clearcut from Teal-Jones, where the now-famed ‘before & after’ images were taken, stands out in shocking scale. Fresh old-growth logging can be seen in a number of adjacent cutblocks as well, which were approved in early 2021 by the BC NDP despite its own panel’s recommendations to defer logging in endangered areas.
The BC government must step up and support real solutions, such as providing funding for First Nations and forest-dependent communities to expand protected areas, diversify their economies, and rapidly transition to a more sustainable, value-added second-growth forest industry.
Every day that John Horgan delays taking immediate action, centuries-old forests, and the complex web of life found amongst them, are disappearing forever.
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