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B.C. conservationists want protection for ‘Canada’s most magnificent’ old-growth forest

The Canadian Press in The Globe and Mail
January 13, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Conservationists in British Columbia are pushing for protections on an area of old-growth forests they describe as “Canada’s most magnificent.” The grove is located on Crown land in the San Juan River Valley near Port Renfrew on southern Vancouver Island in the unceded territory of the Pacheedaht First Nation band. …Most of the grove is unprotected, with a small portion — about four hectares — off-limits to loggers through the provincial government’s old-growth management area, he said. …This forest can be saved from logging if the provincial government simply extends its existing old growth management area, which currently protects about two hectares of this grove, he said. The B.C. Ministry of Forests said in a statement that the grove is contained in a woodlot operated by Pacheedaht Forestry Ltd., and there is no imminent logging planned.

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