Category Archives: Forests

Pacheedaht First Nation wants Fairy Creek protesters to leave

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Pacheedaht First Nation wants Fairy Creek protesters blockading roads in an effort to protect old-growth from logging on southern Vancouver Island to leave their territory.

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Horgan did not use the word old-growth, in warning to forestry sector

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Though the battle to protect ancient trees is brewing in his own backyard, B.C. Premier John Horgan did not utter the word old-growth when talking to logging industry leaders Thursday.

Horgan — keynote speaker at the Council of Forest Industries conference — did not highlight what steps the province is taking on its promise to meet recommendations from the strategic old-growth review, which calls for a radical shift from timber extraction to protection of at-risk ecosystems.

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Reviewing the scenic impact of logging in the Outer Discovery Islands

The BC Government is currently reviewing the scenic impact of logging in the Outer Discovery Islands. They are determining the level of viewshed protection for scenic corridors important to the $50 million-a-year marine tourism industry, local residents, and recreational users. All of the crown lands on Cortes, Read, Maurelle, Raza, Stuart, and the Redonda Islands are being given new Visual Quality Objective designations.

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Fairy Creek old-growth activists face arrests

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Fairy Creek old-growth activists are facing arrest after a logging company won a court order banning blockades defending some of the last tracts of ancient rainforest on southern Vancouver Island.

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