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Canfor asks BC government to rethink old-growth deferral process


December 16, 2021
By CFI 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 per cent of old growth forests that are already protected or outside harvesting areas.”

Read the full letter from Kayne here.

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