Critics cut into B.C. government’s protection plan for old-growth forests

Environmental groups and the BC Green Party say the province’s failure to defer old-growth logging will exhaust the last remaining stands while a new forestry plan is developed.

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Nothing but delays: Old-growth logging continues as B.C.’s commitments to change slip

When interviewed by the Globe and Mail about BC’s old-growth forests and the government’s election promise to fully implement the Old Growth panel’s recommendations, Premier Horgan said, “It is not my intention to see the last big tree felled.”
But actions speak louder than words and so far Premier Horgan and the BC NDP are failing on old-growth. Read more…

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Environmental group issues report card on B.C. NDP government’s old-growth forest promises

Here’s a Global News piece, featuring an interview with Sierra Club BC’s Jens Wieting, about the BC government’s failing old-growth report card.

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Province failing to protect old growth forests, environmental groups say

An article in the Times Colonist about BC’s failing grades on old-growth

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B.C. urged to protect at-risk old growth while it works to transform forestry policy

An article in the Canadian Press on John Horgan’s abysmal old-growth report card.

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B.C. is flunking on old-growth forests, environmental report card says

Premier John Horgan is getting failing grades when it comes to protecting B.C.’s old-growth forests, according to a report card issued by a coalition of environmental groups on Thursday.

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BC Promised to Protect Old Growth. How Is It Doing?

News coverage in The Tyee on where the BC NDP is at when it comes to old-growth

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BC not on track to meet milestones for old-growth, First Nations and forestry transition

The Ancient Forest Alliance, Sierra Club BC, and Wilderness Committee issued a report card six months after the publication of old-growth panel recommendations to assess the BC government’s progress. Read on for details

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Thank you to Patagonia Victoria!

We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Patagonia Victoria for generously donating $3,500 to the Ancient Forest Alliance! The donation is part of Patagonia Victoria’s commitment to the environment and to the 1% for the Planet program. We are enormously grateful for their continuous and outstanding support!

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Photos Raise Alarm Over Old-Growth Logging in British Columbia

Here’s a new piece in Treehugger featuring an interview with AFA’s TJ Watt and before-and-after images of ancient giants cut down in the Caycuse watershed. With over 120 million annual readers, the destruction of BC’s old-growth forests is reaching a global audience.

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