Every day more than 500 soccer fields of old-growth forest are clearcut in BC. Soon they will have all been cut down and it will be too late to protect these ancient giants.
On September 11, the B.C. Government released the much-awaited report and recommendations from the independent old growth panel, along with some interim steps to protect a number of old growth forests.
Unfortunately, the B.C. Government has not committed to implementing nor funding the Panel’s recommendations and only went part way. Their short-term immediate actions only identified 9 areas for immediate deferral.
Right now, we have the opportunity to make conservation and environmental restoration a cornerstone of the economic recovery for the sake of healthy communities, healthy ecosystems and preventing future disasters. Protecting endangered old-growth forests is a critical part of how we can build back a better BC and create a safe future for all.
There’s no time to waste. Please phone your MLA and call for an immediate moratorium 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!