The BC NDP's approach to protecting old-growth forests is unsettlingly reminiscent of the failed approaches to the management of past provincial governments, write Shauna Doll and Chris Genovali of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
While a pitched battle is underway to save old-growth trees on the West Coast, a B.C.-based non-profit is conscripting a contingent of luxury brands that are pledging to eliminate packaging made from the world’s ancient and endangered forests.
B.C. unveiled its vision for future forestry policy and while it includes a plan to share access to timber and supports for First Nations and forestry communities, it's unlikely to quell the swell of protests aimed at protecting old-growth forests.
An environmental coalition is calling on B.C. government to take advantage of available federal funding to protect old-growth forests, support forestry communities and end its current war in the woods.
Canada’s National Observer, along with several other news organizations, is planning to file a legal application requesting the RCMP allow journalists fair access to cover the Fairy Creek blockades happening on Vancouver Island.