Tag Archives: Ministry of Forests

BC will not impose a moratorium on old-growth logging

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

B.C.’s forestry minister made clear a moratorium on old-growth logging is off the table as she responded to critics of the government’s progress on a promise to overhaul its approach to forestry.

BC Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau pressed Minister Katrine Conroy during question period last week to outline what meaningful actions government was taking to immediately protect critical old-growth forests, suggesting instead that the NDP was employing the “old strategy of talk and log.” 

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BC considering report linking climate change to logging

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

The provincial government said that it will consider the findings and recommendations of the  study published by Sierra Club BC on Monday, that linked climate disaster risks to current forestry practices. 

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Lumber prices hit historic high because supply is low

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A record demand and reduced supplies have pushed the price of 2x4s to historic highs but the B.C. forest industry is only just beginning to fully take advantage. 

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Fairy Creek logging blockade enters fourth week

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

An ongoing protest against old-growth logging in Port Renfrew has moved into its fourth week and now boast three blockades. A group of “forest defenders” launched action on Aug. 10, to prevent Teal Jones Group’s construction crews from building a road to the Fairy Creek Watershed, which the call the last intact unlogged old-growth of Southern Vancouver Island’s San Juan River system. On Aug. 16 the second blockade was established east of the Fairy Creek watershed. The following week, on Aug. 23, a third blockade was set up on a logging road on Edinburgh mountain – home to the famed old-growth Douglas-fir tree, ‘Big Lonely Doug.’

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