Stand up for the last remaining old growth forests in British Columbia

Send your personal letter to let the NDP Government know you need your health and safety put first and protecting old growth forests is essential to clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. 

Key asks:

  • To protect British Columbia’s last remaining old growth forests, I ask that you:
    • immediately stop logging within the old growth deferral areas announced in 2020
    • immediately put a meaningful pause on old growth logging in all areas with big, ancient trees
    • immediately begin to implement all 14 recommendations of the independent Old Growth panel’s report
    • commit to complete the report’s recommendations within the recommended three year timeline 
  • Water sources need to be protected to ensure peoples’ health, jobs need to be sustainable into the future.
  • Old growth forests are more valuable left untouched than they are logged and gone forever
  • Old growth forests are carbon sinks, meaning they store carbon and help safeguard people from the worst climate impacts

Personalize your letter to make a connection with your reader:

  • Personalize your subject line – be clear, don’t attack
  • A short story on why old growth forests are important to you can help share your common values and create an emotional connection with the reader

Remember to keep the letter on point and to roughly a page long (500 words). 

Make your voice heard by your leaders! Your letter will be sent to:

  • Premier John Horgan
  • Minister Katrine Conroy, Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development, M.L.A. for Kootenay-West 
  • Mr. Roly Russell, Rural Development Parliamentary Secretary, M.L.A. for Boundary-Similkameen
  • Minister of State Nathan Cullen, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
  • Minister George Heyman, Environment
  • Minister Murray Rankin, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
  • Sonia Furstenau, BC Green Party Leader

Will you sign our petition today, too? Click here. It’s even easier than writing a letter!

Take action with your neighbours across the province and write your letter today!

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