B.C. introduces new measures on old growth, innovation, forest stewardship

The Commercial Bear Viewing Association applauds the BC government’s action to strike “without unduly reducing the supply of timber” from the forest regulations and amending the Forest Range and Practices Act.

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Jeremy Koreski, Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

“Repealing outdated wording in the Forest and Range Practices Act regulations that prioritizes timber supply over all other forest objectives, like water quality, wildlife habitat and biodiversity.”

BC Government News

This shift in the provincial mindset is an accomplishment thanks to the work the Commercial Bear Viewing Association put into the collective work of the Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition and Unlikely Allies. We have been pushing and educating government officials and staff about this over the last three years. In doing so, wildlife will finally be recognized as a value on the land.

The next step is to have a Chief Ecologist work alongside the Chief Forester.  

Click here to read more from the government’s press release.

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Moira Le Patourel, Knight Inlet Lodge

If you’d like to do more, consider donating money to the Commercial Bear Viewing Association. You can earmark your donation specifically for research or conservation and you can be assured that we will make your donation make a difference for bears in British Columbia.

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