Wildsight asks Revelstoke council for no cutting permit in old-growth forest

By Barb Brouwer
Revelstoke Review
April 15, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Following a delegation to Revelstoke Council on March 12, Wildsight Revelstoke’s concerns were returned to council at the April 9 meeting. Chief among the concerns presented were that the forest industry is changing rapidly and dramatically as are societal expectations, resulting in the need to adapt to a new future. “The old paradigm of logging superseding other values is no longer acceptable and there are economic alternatives to protect these forests,” noted the report. “We are asking Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation that no cutting permit or road permit moves forward on Goldstream CP 310 Block L before a field trip happens in the spring or summer.” Wildsight also asked council to explore alternative economic models and ways to manage the Tree Farm Licence for the long-term benefit of the ecosystem and the community. …Mayor Gary Sulz noted that deriving carbon credits from the community forest will not be possible until the province changes current legislation…

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