Webinar: Old-growth 2022 – Facts and Fiction
Almost two years since the B.C. government released its Old-Growth Strategic Review and committed to its implementation, lasting protection of endangered forests and the promised paradigm shift to safeguard biodiversity remain elusive. The clock is ticking for old-growth forests.
Despite some steps in the right direction, recent government and industry spin has created a hot mess of facts and fiction. This makes it difficult to know if we are making progress protecting old-growth in B.C. and undermines our momentum to keep the pressure up.
Join us for this webinar featuring Torrance Coste, national campaign director at Wilderness Committee; Jens Wieting, senior forest and climate campaigner at Sierra Club BC; and moderator Jackie Larkin from Elders for Ancient Trees to learn how to distinguish facts and fiction when it comes to old-growth in B.C. We will discuss: what amount of at-risk forests have temporary deferrals? How much is newly, fully protected? What type of support exists for Indigenous communities and groups seeking to protect forests? And more.
This webinar includes a Q&A where our panellists answered forest-related questions to make sure you have up-to-date and factual messaging that can be used wherever you are to help protect the forests you love.
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