Join leader Sonia Furstenau and MLA Adam Olsen, along with forestry experts, for a town hall event on April 7th from 7:00–8:15 PM PDT as they discuss the inherent value of our old-growth forests and what actions are needed to save them.
Sonia and Adam will be joined by Andy MacKinnon and Ken Wu:
Andy MacKinnon is a forest ecologist and since 2014, a Councillor in Metchosin. Until his retirement in 2015, he worked for the B.C. Forest Service for three decades, mostly on B.C.’s coast, where he was responsible for ecosystem classification and mapping and a program of forest ecology research focused on old growth structure and composition, effects of climate change, and B.C.’s native plants and fungi.
Ken Wu is the executive director of a new national conservation organization, the Endangered Ecosystems Alliance. Previously he was the co-founder and executive director of the Ancient Forest Alliance and the executive director of the Wilderness Committee's Victoria chapter. He has worked to protect old-growth forests in BC for 30 years.
On March 25th, five more new cutblocks were approved to log old-growth in the Caycuse Valley. Logging company Teal Jones was also granted an injunction to remove the blockades and start logging in Fairy Creek, the last remaining intact old-growth valley on southern Vancouver Island.
The BC NDP made a promise during the 2020 election to implement all recommendations from the old-growth review panel. Instead, they’ve proven they’re no different than the BC Liberal governments before them, who took no meaningful action to save old-growth.
We will not stand by while the NDP allow British Columbia's last remaining old-growth forests to be logged.