Old-growth forests with ancient trees are still standing across the province. However, only a sliver of it remains. Most of them are slated to be logged even though these forests have a greater net economic value for communities if they are left standing.
By protecting endangered old-growth forests, restoring intact forests and reforming forest management, the government can support the health and safety of communities by mitigating these climate related disasters before the climate crisis worsens.
Forest policy in BC relies upon the old forest strategy to maintain biodiversity into the future—yet that policy fails to maintain ecosystem diversity, posing high risk to biodiversity and carbon storage.