B.C. Agrees To Defer Old-Growth Logging For 2 Years In Fairy Creek Area

"Huu-ay-aht, Ditidaht and Pacheedaht requested deferral to develop resource management plan"

"British Columbia has approved the request of three First Nations that want old-growth logging deferred for two years in part of their territories, including at the site of ongoing protests and arrests.

Premier John Horgan said Wednesday the province has taken a transformative step in forestry and respecting the nations' land-management rights is part of its commitment to align policies with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The move is also in keeping with the government's adoption last September of recommendations of an independent panel, starting with the deferral of nearly 200,000 hectares of old-growth forests."

Camille Bains reports for the Canadian Press June 9, 2021.


"Thousands Came to Minnesota to Protest New Construction on the Line 3 Pipeline. Hundreds Left in Handcuffs but More Vowed to Fight on." (Inside Climate News)

"‘Monumental Steps’ on Protecting Old Growth Says Horgan. Critics Aren’t Convinced" (The Tyee)

"B.C. Defers Old-Growth Logging In Fairy Creek And Central Walbran Upon First Nations’ Request" (The Narwhal)

Source: Canadian Press, 06/10/2021