The BC government recently announced plans to defer logging of 2.6 million hectares of high-risk old growth forests pending the outcome of consultations with Indigenous Nations. The deferrals, based on the priority areas identified by the independent Old Growth Technical Advisory Panel, show that the provincial government recognizes the desperate state of our old growth forests for the first time in history. That's something to celebrate!
This historic plan would not have been possible without people like you standing up and speaking out for old growth. But, there is still a long way to go, and we must hold the government accountable for meaningful implementation of the recommendations set out in the Old Growth Technical Review.
It is vital that we support Indigenous Nations, rural communities and forestry workers in this transition. Without support, many will oppose protection of our old growth, putting the transition in peril.
Please take a few moments to let the provincial government know you support old growth protection and a just transition for our communities today.