Write Wild: Tell Teal Jones what Stewardship looks like

Teal Jones is the company currently liquidating the last of the old-growth rainforest in the Walbran Valley.
 
Despite widespread opposition from the public, municipal governments, and the BC Chamber of Commerce, Teal Jones is poised to destroy irreplaceable rainforest north of the Walbran River. 
 
The company is renewing its Forest Stewardship Plan, so it’s time to let them know that old-growth logging in the Walbran Valley is unacceptable. Don’t forget to highlight your own connection to and experiences in the Walbran Valley – we’re all stakeholders in this endangered forest.
 
WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR PERSONALIZED COMMENTS, PLEASE KEEP THEM RESPECTFUL AND COMPLETE ALL THE FIELDS.

Photo: Southern Walbran Valley after Teal Jones' clearcuts (WC Files)  

 

Some points to consider in your letter:
 
  • The central Walbran Valley is the most intact landscape unit on southern Vancouver Island and must be held to a higher standard – no new old-growth logging in the Walbran.
  • The Walbran Valley has significant recreation infrastructure, including campsites, hiking trails, boardwalks and viewing platforms, and is visited by thousands of people each year.
  • Old-growth logging in the Walbran Valley is opposed by thousands of citizens, as well as the Union of BC Municipalities and the BC Chamber of Commerce.
  • Teal Jones has access to thousands of hectares of forest – leave the Walbran Valley intact for future generations.
  • The Walbran Valley has significant limestone Karst features, which aren’t sufficiently protected under BC law – logging in this area must be avoided to preserve these formations.
 

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