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Canfor asks B.C. government to rethink old-growth deferral process


December 23, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Canfor is calling for the B.C. government to revise its approach to old-growth forest management to take into consideration science, Indigenous knowledge, and a process of collaboration with all parties represented.

The company issued an open letter from Canfor president and CEO Don Kayne.

“We can choose a path that brings First Nations, labour leaders, forestry professionals and communities together to develop a sustainable old-growth management plan that protects our forests and ensures sustainable employment for our communities. We are asking the Government of British Columbia to rethink the old-growth deferral process,” said Kayne. “Together, we can build on the 75 percent of old-growth forests that are already protected or outside harvesting areas.”

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Read the full letter from Kayne here.


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