Okanagan Nation Alliance demands stop of old-growth logging near Revelstoke

By Colin Dacre
August 24, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Syilx Okanagan Nation is calling on the provincial government to stop the logging of old-growth forests in the Revelstoke area. The Okanagan Nation Alliance, consisting of seven First Nations in the Okanagan and Similkameen, has been butting heads with the province over old-growth logging protections for months. Earlier this year, they formally opposed a set of old-growth logging deferrals in its territory over a lack of consultation, declaring the proposed maps were simply inaccurate and did not properly protect some old-growth stands while protecting other previously-harvested forests. …The First Nation says the provincial government provided them “with a set of options” in July 2022 that allowed for the logging of old-growth stands in the Revelstoke area. “These options do not include adequate protections for old forests, caribou, and the many other values on our territory,” the ONA said.

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