A British Columbia forestry company appeared in court Tuesday to apply for a one-year extension of an injunction against ongoing protests over logging of old-growth trees in a remote area of southern Vancouver Island.
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.