B.C.’s climate plan will see massive reforestation
Aug. 29, 2016 - The B.C. government's new Climate Leadership Plan, unveiled last week, will see tree planting on 300,000 hectares of forests damaged by wildfire and pine beetle. The plan is being met with praise from some stakeholders, and skepticism from others.
By Maria Church
According to the Ministry of Forests, the goal in the first year of the project, beginning March 2017, is to reforest 20,000 hectares. Tree planting will then steadily increase each year, working up to 100,000 hectares. Some of the trees would be available to be logged after 50 years of growth.
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