Tag Archives: Ken Wu

Conservation cash vital to securing B.C.’s old-growth deferrals

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new conservation foundation is working to provide Indigenous and other land-based communities with funds to protect endangered ecosystems and build economic alternatives to the logging of at-risk old-growth forests.

It’s unjust and impractical to expect communities that rely on revenue from activities such as forestry, ranching or resource extraction to bear the financial burden of shifting their local economy on their own to protect areas for the benefit of all, said Ken Wu, chair of the recently established Nature-Based Solutions Foundation (NBSF).

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BC could use Federal funding to end the war in the woods

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A coalition of conservationists is urging the B.C. government to use federal funds to end the province’s new war in the woods on Vancouver Island, protect old-growth forest and establish targets for endangered ecosystems.

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The Ancient Forest Movement of BC

Originally published on Heartwood, Field Notes

BC’S Ancient Forest movement is a diverse coa;ion of First Nations and settler communities, youth and elders, unions and businesses, which is united against industrial scale logging of old growth forests on Vancouver Island and the Coast of BC.

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Cortes Island Ancient Forest #2: The Carrington Bay Children’s Forest

Originally published on Heartwood, Field Notes

There is very little common ground between Island Timberlands’ methods and how the community would like forestry to be done on Cortes Island – But as this is private managed forestland, there is not a whole lot they can legally do about it.

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The Seeds of Heartwood: Forest Guardians of Cortes Island

There is a special feeling that you get when you walk through an ancient forest. You feel surrounded by something more ancient and mysterious than the oldest tree in the forest.

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