Canfor Calls on BC Government to Rethink Old Growth Deferral Process
December 17, 2021
VANCOUVER, BC (News release) -- Canfor Corporation is issuing an open letter from Don Kayne, President and CEO, calling for an approach to the management of British Columbia's old growth forests that is based on the facts of sound science and Indigenous traditional knowledge and a collaborative process that includes broad representation.
"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 Don Kayne, President and CEO, Canfor. "Together, we can build on the 75% of old growth forests that are already protected or outside harvesting areas."
British Columbia is a world leader in sustainable harvesting and forest management practices that include rigorous environmental standards and a comprehensive permitting system.
The letter is included as an asset, please see the PDF.