Times Colonist- An excellent opinion piece by forest ecologist, biologist, former Ministry of Forests professional forester, and co-author of six guidebooks on BC plants, Andy MacKinnon.
National Observer- The federal government’s recent $2.3 billion investment in conservation is a tremendous opportunity for the BC NDP. With a ballpark figure of $200-$300 million coming to BC, this funding is key to ‘unlocking’ the protection of BC’s highest-value ancient stands.
‘We don’t have time’: scientists urge B.C. to immediately defer logging in key old-growth forests amid arrests
New scientific maps have been released showing where the most at-risk old-growth forests are that require immediate deferral based on the advice of the BC NDP’s own expert panel
Ha-Shilth-Sa – B.C.’s forestry watchdog has released a report critical of logging practices in the Nahmint valley, pointing to inconsistencies in protecting the area’s old growth forest.
Alberni Valley News – A British Columbia forestry watchdog has found that old growth and biodiversity near Port Alberni are at risk.
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.
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.
Forestry Watchdog finds BC Timber Sales failing to protect old-growth, biodiversity in Nahmint Valley
An investigation by the Forest Practices Board – sparked by a complaint lodged by the AFA – has found that BC Timber Sales’s logging plans for the Nahmint Valley have consistently failed to comply with legally-binding land-use objectives for biodiversity protection.
The Ancient Forest Alliance is disappointed the NDP government’s provincial budget, released yesterday, fails to allocate funding to protect endangered old-growth forests or enact the necessary paradigm shift in BC’s forest sector.