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Vancouver Island Indigenous leaders supportive of B.C.’s new plan for old forest preservation – Westerly News

More than 260,000 hectares in Clayoquot Sound mapped for immediate old growth harvesting deferral

Sep. 25, 2020

On Sept. 11, the provincial government released a holistic plan to preserve about 353,000 hectares of old-growth forests in British Columbia, including more than 260,000 hectares in Clayoquot Sound.

Initial actions from the Province include immediately deferring old forest harvesting in nine areas throughout B.C. as well as engaging the full involvement of Indigenous leaders and organizations to review the report.

Ahousaht hereditary representative and Maaqutusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society (MHSS) senior advisor Tyson Atleo said they are appreciative of the commitment from the Province.

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