Local constituents and organizations aim to hold MLAs accountable to 2020 election promise on old growth
September 26, 2023
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-waututh) First Nations (Vancouver) – This Thursday, September 28, people throughout British Columbia will gather at their local constituency offices to demand elected officials keep their promises on old growth.
- What: Day of Action for Old Growth Forests
- When: Thursday, September 28
- Where: At MLA offices and in communities throughout B.C. A list of planned protests, rallies and events can be found here.
The protests are being planned to mark the three-year anniversary of the B.C. NDP’s commitment to implement the entirety of the Old Growth Strategic Review (OGSR). To date, not one of the 14 recommendations in the OGSR report has been fulfilled, and the most rare and at-risk old growth forests continue to be logged. So far, about 20 local events have been registered, from Vancouver Island to the East Kootenays.
The day of action was called by Wildsight, Wilderness Committee, Stand.earth, Sierra Club BC and Elders for Ancient Trees, but local events are being hosted by other organizations, groups, and citizens.
Photos and videos from the day of action will be uploaded throughout the day on September 28 here.
Eddie Petryshen, Conservation Specialist, Wildsight
Jackie Larkin, Elders for Ancient Trees
Tegan Hansen, Senior Forest Campaigner, Stand.earth
Torrance Coste, National Campaign Director, Wilderness Committee
Jens Wieting, Senior Forest and Climate Campaigner/Science Advisor, Sierra Club BC
Poster design: Emily Thiessen