In 2020, the BC NDP promised to implement all 14 recommendations from the Old Growth Strategic Review.
The 2020 recommendations were tied to a three-year framework with the goal to have all implemented by 2023.
While Premier Eby took a step forward in announcing a $90M fund to support the forestry sector, and then again on February 15, 2023, to announce substantial changes to the forestry sector that First Nations and environmental groups have been calling for for decades, most at-risk old growth forests are still being clearcut in BC.
BC's 2023 wildfire season was the worst ever recorded. The wildfires and all of the other climate impacts our communities are facing (floods, droughts, landslides, heatwaves) show how important it for our government to fulfill its promises to protect old growth forests.
Sign the BC Greens petition to remind Eby to:
- Accelerate action to fully implement the Old Growth Strategic Review Panel's 14 recommendations
- Provide provincial funding for conservation financing
- Continue prioritizing working with First Nations and aligning all forest management with the principles of free, prior and informed consent
- Incorporate the voices and insights of local communities into land use planning