The B.C. government is currently discussing additional old-growth logging deferrals. With only a fraction of old-growth forests with big, old trees remaining in B.C., it’s urgent you contact your MLA today to let them know how important it is to protect these endangered ecosystems.
On September 11, 2020, the B.C. government released the much-awaited report and recommendations from the independent Old Growth Panel, including a detailed 3-year plan for a paradigm shift, which they promised to implement in its totality. One year later almost all old-growth forests remain open for logging.
The talk-and-log needs to end. British Columbians have waited all summer for interim protection for at-risk intact forests, funding for Indigenous-led conservation and a just transition for forestry-dependent communities.
Meanwhile, the B.C. government has not committed any funding for conservation solutions and we are still waiting to hear about additional deferrals.
There’s no time to waste. Please phone your MLA and call for an immediate pause on logging these big, ancient trees!
Calling your MLA is an effective way to get the government to act — and it is as easy as leaving a short message. Everyone has a voice that matters, so please speak up for these big, old trees.
Feel free to pull from our talking points below, or simply speak from the heart. What matters is that you add your voice.
If you’re nervous to call, you can always phone in after business hours and leave a message.
Thanks for speaking up for the trees!