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Info Night and Rally on Tues, Nov. 28, at Alix Goolden Hall, from 7 - 8:30 pm
November 3, 2017
Time/Date: Tuesday Nov. 28, from 7 - 8:30 pm
The election of a new NDP government supported by the Greens provides the greatest opportunity in BC's history to protect old-growth forests and end raw log exports. This is the government most likely to take decisive action to finally put an end to BC's decades-long "War in the Woods" - but only if YOU speak up now!
Join us Tuesday, November 28th, to hear from a variety of compelling speakers and to let the BC government know you want protection for BC's endangered old-growth forests, support for First Nations land use plans, and a sustainable, value-added, second-growth forest industry.
Businesses, unions, forestry workers, local governments, and First Nations have joined the movement to protect old-growth forests and ensure a sustainable, second-growth forest industry. Come hear what these diverse groups have to say!
Key Speakers Include:
The new government is currently deciding which direction it will take with its forest policies: whether to continue with the unsustainable status quo or whether to overhaul BC's forestry system to ensure sustainability for ecosystems, First Nations, thousands of BC's forestry workers, tourism businesses, and all British Columbians.
This is our chance to send an unequivocal message to the BC government to protect ancient forests and forestry jobs!
Please join us and spread the word - your attendance at this rally and info night is critical!
Why is this Rally Important?
Old-growth forests are vital to sustain endangered species, First Nations cultures, tourism, the climate, clean water, and wild salmon. Despite their importance, 75% of the original, productive old-growth forests have been logged on BC's southern coast, including over 90% of the valley bottoms where the largest trees grow.
A century of unsustainable logging has eliminated the vast majority of the biggest, best, low-elevation old-growth trees that historically built BC’s forest industry. Second-growth forests now dominate the forested land base, but lack of investment by the BC Liberals in second-growth sawmills and value-added facilities and the export of vast amounts of raw logs to foreign mills has decreased forestry jobs across BC.
Send a message to the BC government to protect ancient forests and end raw log exports at: www.BCForestMovement.com.