The Professional Reliance system is like trusting foxes to guard the henhouse, but it’s the current regulatory model our forest industry uses. It is terrifying to us that the fate of our forests is decided by those who profit from it’s destruction.
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Old-growth forests are irreplaceable in sustaining biodiversity. Original rainforests should be a top conservation priority when it comes to protecting wildlife, and with species extinction rates occurring more rapidly than they ever have before due to the human activity, these original forest habitats are more critical than ever. Old-growth is not a renewable resource. These ecosystems have been growing, layering, and building biodiversity since the last ice-age. To call forestry practices that cut down old-growth ‘sustainable’ is one of the biggest environmental lies of our time.
“LESS THAN 1 % OF COASTAL DOUGLAS FIR REMAIN ON THE EAST SIDE OF VANCOUVER ISLAND AND THE GULF ISLANDS. WE, ALONG WITH THE SONORA ISLAND COMMUNITY, BROUGHT THESE RARE REMAINING TREES TO THE ATTENTION OF TIMBERWEST, WITH DOZENS OF PHOTOS, AND WERE TOLD THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH OF THEM TO COUNT AS AN OLD GROWTH FOREST. OUR FORESTS HAVE BEEN SO FRAGMENTED WITH LOGGING, OF COURSE THERE ARE NO HUGE STANDS ANYMORE. WHAT SMALLER AREAS WE HAVE NOW ARE PRECIOUS AND MUST BE PROTECTED.” - TAVISH CAMPBELL