All posts by Siegfried Rohdewald

Old-growth harvesting in BC not slowing down

For background information on the continued logging of old-growth forests despite last fall's NDP election promises to protect old growth see:

https://thenarwhal.ca/bc-old-growth-forest-logging/

For a map showing how little old growth remains in BC see:

https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/must-reads/maps-show-how-little-undisturbed-primary-and-old-growth-forest-is-left-around-vancouver-and-bc-3546914

and

https://thenarwhal.ca/bc-forests-old-growth-impacts-map/

For more reports on how the old-growth logging in BC is not slowing down at all see:

https://www.macleans.ca/longforms/british-columbia-old-growth-trees/

and

https://thenarwhal.ca/bc-old-growth-forest-fairy-creek-panel-garry-merkel/

Coexisting with grizzly bears

The Squamish Chief has published an interesting article on the impact of back-country use for recreation on grizzly bears, see

https://www.squamishchief.com/news/local-news/how-recreationalists-can-do-better-coexisting-with-grizzly-bears-1.24273028

They advise to carry bear spray and to avoid surprising bears.

However they don't even mention the devastating impact of the resource extraction industry (forestry, mining) on grizzly habitat. Also they don't mention some of the biggest reasons for grizzly deaths : collision with trains and cars and trophy hunting.