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  • Heres whats happening to BC forests

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    Take a quick tour of BC forests as seen from space.
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    1700 square kilometres of new clearcuts are created each year.
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    As you view these images, keep in mind what's on the ground that you can't see...
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    40 to 60 percent of the forest was left in the clearcut.
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    This is near Kelowna. Watch for the remaining patches of primary forest (circled).
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    This is near Peachland...
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    ...Haida Gwaii...
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    ...Courtenay...
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    ...Kamloops...
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    ...Prince George...
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    ...100-Mile House...
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    ...Castlegar...
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    ...Cranbrook...
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    ...Burns Lake...
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    ...Merritt...
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    ...Prince George (again)...
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    ...Shuswap Lake...
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    ...Alexis Creek...
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    ...Douglas Lake...
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    ...Cowichan Lake...
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    ...Williams Lake...
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    ...Quesnel...
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    ...Mckenzie...
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    ...Port McNeill...
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    ...Campbell River...
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    ...Francois Lake...
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    and west of Victoria. That's the tour, folks.
  • Old growth defenders share parody of Super, Natural BC promotional video

    DEFENDERS OF FAIRY CREEK’S OLD-GROWTH FOREST have created a video to highlight government hypocrisy. Super, Natural BC promotional videos continue to market a rosy picture of BC as a utopian nature paradise. At the same time, the government owned BC Timber Sales works to eradicate our irreplaceable ancient forests. 

    According to a scientific report published in April 2020—BC’s Old Growth Forest: A Last Stand for Biodiversity—less than one percent of BC’s forests have big trees. Just 35,000 hectares still contain ancient giants.

    In fact, in all of BC, the amount of this forest remaining is about the size of Surrey, Saul Arbess, long time forest activist, stated.

    With the full collusion of the BC government, logging companies are completing one of the biggest and most destructive projects on the planet: eliminating BC’s original forests. Reforestation is done with mono crop plantations, designed only to meet the needs of the forest industry. These tree plantations are disease prone. They cannot support healthy ecosystems or wildlife. They are more prone to wildfire.

    Ancient forests, which provide the best water filtration, most bio-dense life support, best carbon sequestration and effective forest fire prevention systems on the planet “for free” are being liquidated for short-term profit.

    As people consider how they will vote in the upcoming provincial election, this video is intended to help them compare TV ads with the truth.

    —Joshua Wright

     
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