Campaign Publications: Inland Temperate Rainforest

05/03/2011 (All day)

Time to Double BC’s Park System

This year is the 100th anniversary of BC's wildly spectacular provincial park system. When Premier Richard McBride created BC's first provincial park, Strathcona, on Vancouver Island back in 1911, I wonder if he could have foreseen the rising tide of citizen activism that would persist and grow stronger with each succeeding generation. Ever since 1911, with greater and greater determination and passion, people from all parts of the province have worked to improve and expand BC's park system.

Even during the dark days of the Second World War the BC government followed the lead of concerned citizens and designated several huge new provincial parks, including Wells Gray and E.C. Manning.

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04/15/2010 (All day)

Two-thirds of BC’s land base – 60 million hectares – is covered in trees. Only about 22 million hectares of this vast forest was ever suitable for logging, and much of this has already been logged. These logged forests once harboured the biggest trees and the best wild life habitat in BC. Now big stumps mark where the great giants once stood tall.

Plantations, where second-growth trees were planted after the original wild forest was logged are now growing throughout much of BC and some areas are being logged for the second time.

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09/21/2006 (All day)

It's time for BC government to protect mountain caribou habitat.
This globally unique caribou is a variety of woodland caribou. They require unbroken tracts of old-growth forest for food and for security from predators. Because of forest fragmentation these caribous are now listed as endangered and their numbers are steadily declining. They need attention now. Please read about how you can help...Read this educational report