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HELP PROTECT THE RARE SONORA ISLAND GIANTS OF THE SOUTHERN GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST

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The B.C. government is considering protecting some of the last grand old-growth Douglas Fir in the Great Bear Rainforest. The local community on Sonora Island has recommended an area called the Sonora Island Giants Protected Area that best preserves the largest area of rare original forest in the southern Great Bear Rainforest. TimberWest has made a counter proposal. Consistent with their blatant disregard for protecting old-growth in their Great Bear Rainforest tenures, TimberWest has refused to include hundreds of giant trees in their currently proposed protected area (called the Thurlow BMTA).

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Please SIGN THIS PETITION and contact the ministry before August 10, 2015.

Let them know you support a new Sonora Island Giants Protected Area, but it must be enlarged to protect the rare rainforest giants that TimberWest has omitted because they want to log them. The province is ready to consider a protected area. This is a great opportunity to make sure they get it right.

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Please add you name to the petition found here.

Please email comments to:

  • Great Bear Rainforest Land Use Order/BMTAs/Conservancy
    Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (West Coast Region)
    great.bear.rainforest@gov.bc.ca

Please CC:

  • Rory Annett – Rory.Annett@gov.bc.ca (Executive Director – Coastal Projects Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations)

To: great.bear.rainforest@gov.bc.ca

CC: Rory.Annett@gov.bc.ca, IannidinardoD@timberwest.com, Jeffery@coastforest.org, eduardo.sousa@greenpeace.org, valerie@forestethicssolutions.org, jens@sierraclub.bc.ca, diamondbay@telus.net

“I support the creation of a new Sonora Island Giants Protected Area, but the current proposal must be expanded to include the rare and at risk old-growth and original forests contained in the local community’s proposal.”

Sincerely,

Your Name


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To learn more:

Sonora Island Community Protected Area Proposal

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The Tyee / ‘How many old growth trees make a forest?’ Article by Andrew Nikiforuk

Sierra Club / ‘TimberWest poised to log old-growth in the Great Bear Rainforest’

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