B.C. timber agency didn’t adequately protect old forest on Vancouver Island: watchdog

CTV News Vancouver Island – An investigation by British Columbia’s forest practices watchdog has found the provincial agency responsible for auctioning timber sale licenses did not adequately protect old forest in an area of Vancouver Island.

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B.C. ‘shouldn’t have approved’ plan that failed to protect Nahmint old-growth forests: watchdog

The Narwhal – A three-year review by the forest practices board found the provincial government did not meet its legal objective to protect ecosystems and ancient forests in a treasured Vancouver Island watershed.

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No New Money for Old Growth Protection in BC’s Budget

The Tyee – Spending plan ‘absolutely shatters’ hopes that province is taking changes to forest industry seriously, says advocate.

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Falling fast

Here’s a great article in McLean’s magazine that traces the decades-long line of the War in the Woods from the 80s & 90s to today’s blockades to protect the last remnant patches of BC’s ancient forests and the failure of the BC government to act on the Old Growth Panel recommendations.

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‘War in the woods’: activists blockade Vancouver Island in bid to save ancient trees

Things are heating up in BC’s forests and the world is taking notice. Check out this recent article in The Guardian.

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Caycuse before & after photos are the cover story of the latest British Columbia Magazine

AFA photographer TJ Watt’s shocking before & after photos of old-growth logging by Teal-Jones in the Caycuse Valley are the cover story of the latest British Columbia Magazine.

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Nanaimo city council votes to oppose logging of at-risk old-growth forests

Great news! City of Nanaimo Local Government and City of Port Moody have BOTH passed motions to oppose the logging of BC’s endangered old-growth forests.

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B.C. government faces rising criticism for failing to protect old growth forests from logging

A great article in Chek News exposing the BC government’s PR spin, delay tactics, and sophistry that’s allowing for continued old-growth logging in highly endangered areas.

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