Westland

What if We Stopped Clearcutting?

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B.C.'s forest sector, long the major economic driver in the province, is in a state of economic chaos. Whole towns face financial crisis. And in the middle of this, the biggest forest company in the province says it will phase out clearcutting and the logging of old growth forest. Word of these massive changes in forest policy rocked the already shaky forest sector and questions abound. What does this mean for other companies? Will less logging in old growth mean we could be forced to cut second growth too soon? In other words, is this a silvicultural decision or is it based on other factors entirely? This program received a lot of attention from concerned interest groups. The topic of the program discussed how clearcutting was the best way to log in many cases. This program has some wonderful stills showing sites logged, planted and grown over the past 70 years.

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