Forest Giveaway Plan for Timber Companies Threatens BC’s Public Forest Lands! Please SPEAK UP Now – May 30 noon Deadline!
In April, the BC Liberal government revived their proposal to allow major logging companies to receive exclusive logging rights over vast areas of public forest lands through the expansion of Tree Farm Licences. Despite being killed by widespread public opposition in 2013, they’ve resurrected this “forest giveaway scheme” like a zombie, in a bid to increase property rights for timber corporations on our public lands. These lands are vital for wildlife, recreation, scenery, clean water, wild salmon, First Nations, and small forestry operators.
Go to www.BCForestMovement.com and see here for more ways to speak up!
We've launched a new SEND a MESSAGE website to protect the forests around Cathedral Grove against Island Timberlands' old-growth logging plans, and to protect old-growth forests across BC.
Please take 20 seconds to add your voice, and please SHARE – already 1100 people have sent messages in less than 24 hours since we launched the site! http://www.savecathedralgrove.com/
Local activists are working to help save endangered old-growth redcedar trees in the Duncan River area near Kaslo, BC. Sign the petition here: www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/bc-timber-sales-stop-cutting-old-growth-cedar-in-the-duncan-river-area “Located 58 km from the nearest highway, stands a grove of just under a 1000 trees. The last of the old growth cedars left up the “Duncan”. Situated between the Duncan […]
Petition to protect the old-growth forests, ecological integrity and scenic viewsheds of the Discovery Islands!
Clearcut logging is destroying coastal communities in British Columbia. You can help: http://bit.ly/ZSZ7fJ
Last week the BC NDP mentioned in their Main Election Platform that they will "protect valuable old-growth forests", though they have not yet specified key details like "how much", "where", or "when". Previously, the NDP's Forestry Platform and their initial Environment Platform made no mention of old-growth forests or sustainable forestry, so this is a step forward for the party. What is needed now is a stronger commitment for a comprehensive, science-based old-growth protection plan that will fully end old-growth logging in endangered ecosystems and regions of BC.
A proposed BC “Old-Growth Protection Act” has just been released by the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria. The science-based plan would incorporate timelines to immediately end or quickly phase-out old-growth logging in endangered regions of BC.
Please take a moment to assist with each area – if you commit just 30 minutes, you could help each area listed below right now: Avatar Grove, Cortes Island, the Great Bear Rainforest, Flores Island, McLaughlin Ridge, and Mossy Maple Grove.
This is the unprotected "Mossy Maple Grove", Canada's mossiest rainforest, a stand of enormous old-growth Bigleaf maple trees — some as much as 2 meters (7 feet) wide in trunk diameter — completely draped in hanging gardens of mosses and ferns found just south of Cowichan Lake on southern Vancouver Island, BC.