The Ada’itsx/Fairy Creek watershed deferral may expire on June 8

By Jocelyn Shepel
May 24, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The watershed deferral in Fairy Creek, that temporarily paused logging in certain areas, could expire in a few weeks. For Pacheedaht First Nations Elder, Bill Jones, the potential of the deferral ending is extremely difficult. …Ada’itsx/Fairy Creek is located on Pacheedaht First Nation territory and is one of the last standing high productivity old growth forests on Vancouver Island. Jones is 83-years-old and still fighting to protect the forest. “We are in an exploitative, oppressive system that is about 2,000 to 3,000 years old now, and I think they’re on the end game of resource exploitation and now they’re desperately trying to take all the marbles.” …“They’re remaining very tight-lipped on the situation, no one’s contacted, there’s been no call out to community members that we’re aware of,” he said. 

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