The Sierra Club of B.C. says the logging of large old trees in verdant, bio-diverse forests on Vancouver Island has continued mostly unabated in the 30 years since one of the biggest acts of civil disobedience in Canada.
“We have ongoing industrial devastation of the last intact forests,” said the conservation group’s Jens Weiting in Vancouver. “We have few exceptions. We need a breakthrough in terms of conservation solutions.”
The group, along with local First Nations, wanted to make its point during a time of extreme drought and wildfire activity in the province to expedite change to protect old-growth forests they say are carbon-rich and best able to withstand the threat of droughts, floods,
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