Lots of talk but little action on old growth protection – Wildsight

Lots of talk but little action on old growth protection – Wildsight

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202115 Views

April 30, 2021

One year has passed since the release of A New Future for Old Forests, a thorough provincial old growth report, yet little has been done to stop old growth logging.

Premier Horgan and the BC NDP promised to fully implement the report’s recommendations. But instead of an immediate deferral of critically threatened old growth, our globally unique ancient forests continue to be loaded onto logging trucks.

The report authored by Gary Merkel and Al Gorley presents a pathway to protect old growth and transform the way we use, value, and view our forests in BC. The authors urge the Minister to consider the report’s recommendations as a whole, noting that “had previous old forest strategies and recommendations been fully implemented, we would likely not be facing the challenges around old growth to the extent we are today, i.e., high risk to loss of biodiversity in many ecosystems, risk to potential economic benefits due to uncertainty and conflict, and widespread lack of confidence in the system of managing forests.”

Read More: https://wildsight.ca/2021/04/30/lots-of-talk-but-little-action-on-old-growth-protection/

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