B.C. says old-growth logging at historic low, but conservation group calls finding a ‘slap in the face’

By Todd Coyne
CTV News
November 3, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The British Columbia government says old-growth logging has fallen to historic lows in the province …But the Wilderness Committee conservation group says the government is failing to disclose data about where old-growth logging was deferred and where it continues. …The group says its own independent mapping and on-the-ground analysis over the past year has confirmed that logging continues in thousands of hectares of at-risk old-growth forests in the province. …The Wilderness Committee is calling on B.C.’s incoming premier to direct his government to provide maps or specific details about which old-growth forests have been protected. …The B.C. Forests Ministry responded Thursday, saying it would not disclose which old-growth areas are deferred or not deferred because doing so would breach confidential agreements with First Nations without their consent.

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