Last Stand West Kootenay halt logging at Duncan Reservoir

By Lone Sheep Publishing
The Nelson Daily
September 6, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Last Stand West Kootenay stood united Tuesday morning in blocking logging operations to continue on the West Side of the Duncan Reservoir, north of Kaslo. Last Stand West Kootenay, in light of a record year of wildfires nation-wide, is demanding an immediate moratorium on old growth logging and other clearcut practices — which the group believes puts undue stress on forest, increasing the severity and intensity of fires and thereby contributing to natural disasters and global warming. “As the province declares a State of Emergency, to support ongoing response and recovery efforts caused by wildfire, we are demanding that more emphasis be placed on forestry and natural resources extraction reform,” says Dr. Meghan Beatty, member of the group. …They are asking for the public to write letters of support for the protection of the inland temperate rainforest and immediate implementation of all the recommendations from the old growth strategic review

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