Conservation North calls on province to fix biodiversity issues

By Jack Clark
CKPG Today
August 24, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

PRINCE GEORGE- Conservation North has called on the provincial government to limit further destruction of wildlife habitats in Prince George. “The rules around protecting the biodiversity in the Prince George TSA, an area spanning 8 million hectares, resulted from a negotiated agreement around 20 years ago between logging companies and the B.C. government,” said Michelle Connolly, with Conservation North. “Essentially protecting logging company access to the number of old forests when they want and where they want.” …CKPG News reached out to the Ministry of Forests: “Since November, our government has prevented logging in nearly 1.7 million hectares of old growth working in partnership with First Nations,” said Katrine Conroy, the minister of forests. “Approximately 80% of the priority at-risk old growth identified by the Old Growth Technical Advisory Panel is not threatened by logging because it is already permanently protected, covered by deferrals, or uneconomic to harvest,” said Conroy

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