Ending Horgan’s War against Old Growth

The Tyee – Old-growth conservation veteran and Order of Canada recipient Vicky Husband has written a scathing assessment of John Horgan’s failure to halt BC’s old-growth and biodiversity crisis

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These are monumental steps’: B.C. government approves old-growth logging deferral on Vancouver Island

CTV News Vancouver Island – The BC NDP has approved the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-ay-aht First Nations’ request to defer logging in Fairy Creek and the Central Walbran Valley for two years.

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Pacheedaht First Nation tells B.C. to defer old-growth logging in Fairy Creek

The Narwhal – The Pacheedaht, Ditidaht, & Huu-ay-aht First Nations formally gave notice to the BC government to defer old-growth logging for two years in the Fairy Creek and the Central Walbran Valleys while they prepare resource stewardship plans for their territories.

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Photos: Fairy Creek From Above

The emerald-green ancient forests of the Fairy Creek Valley in Pacheedaht territory from above. Last week we took to the skies to document old-growth forests and logging across the west coast of Vancouver Island and, when you’re in the air, it’s clear just how incredibly rare a sight this is – a roadless valley free from clearcuts. But how long will it remain that way?

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Professor finds more threatened owls and birds in Fairy Creek region, province sending biologists

Chek News – Western Screech Owls, which are protected under Canada’s Species at Risk Act, have been spotted in the Caycuse and Fairy Creek Valleys, putting even more pressure on governments to intervene to stop old-growth logging in these areas.

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Additional logging deferrals expected this summer, says forestry minister

CBC British Columbia – Critics of the plan have expressed concern that deferrals were not being made soon enough — that old-growth is being logged right now, and said these actions need to be taken immediately.

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Five ways B.C.’s new forestry plan sets the stage for more old-growth conflict

The Narwhal – In the midst of escalating protests over logging, Horgan released an intentions paper on Tuesday that critics say fails to implement any immediate solutions

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BC government’s forestry announcement fails to address old-growth crisis

The AFA reacts to the BC government’s forest policy intention paper, released June 1, 2021, which fails to address the ongoing old-growth crisis.

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Politicians, environmentalists, industry divided on B.C.’s forestry plan

CBC British Columbia – After weeks of arrests and attempts to block old growth logging on Vancouver Island, the province’s anticipated forestry announcement proved to be a disappointment Tuesday to protesters and environmentalists.

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B.C. premier’s new forestry plan adds fuel to old-growth fire

National Observer – Environmental groups already riled by the pace of protections for ancient forests in B.C. were further provoked after the province failed to announce any new old-growth logging deferrals in its new vision for forestry Tuesday

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