The Narwhal: Some of Canada’s oldest living trees escape the chopping block

The Narwhal: Some of Canada’s oldest living trees escape the chopping block

Dr. Cindy Prescott, CSFS Associate and Professor in UBC’s Department of Forests and Conservation Sciences

News Source: The Narwhal

October 13, 2021

“I hope they make it clear to government that they want old forests protected, that they are not okay with the business-as-usual model.” – Dr. Cindy Prescott

Dr. Cindy Prescott, CSFS Associate and Professor in UBC’s Department of Forests and Conservation Sciences, recently spoke up with concern about the increasingly intense old-growth logging around the sunshine coast. Dr. Prescott comments that the most effective way to protect rare, untouched old-growth forests is for First Nations to be vocal about the need to leave them standing. The government’s current management of forests seems worryingly out of touch.

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