We need an immediate ban on old growth logging in B.C. – here’s why

December 15, 2020

British Columbia is known for iconic old growth forests, but less than 1% all forests in the province have big, old trees left standing. In April, the old growth review panel’s report issued 14 recommendations for the B.C. government to protect these ancient forests. The most urgent recommendation called for a logging ban in the most at-risk old growth forests across B.C within six months.

B.C. used to have long intact stretches of these giant trees, but now the sad reality is they are incredibly fragmented – teetering on the brink of extinction.