Month: May 2021

May 22 2021

Update from Mosaic

Update from Mosaic submitted by Pam Jorgenson, RPF, Land Use Forester, Mosaic In an effort to keep Youbou residents abreast of the latest information, Mosaic is pleased to provide an update on our activities in your area. Harvest Planning: We wish to share some proposed plans for harvesting with the community. Our designs are for…

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May 14 2021

Monoculture

Mosaic/TimberWest seems to be uncomfortable with the term “monoculture” when used to describe their plantation forests. I can’t understand why, though, because they use glyphosate to eradicate alder, big leaf maple and shrubs. (Many thanks to a fantastic biologist who gently corrected me on my original post that said Mosaic sprayed birch and aspen!) The…

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May 11 2021

Stop the Spray BC

SHARED FROM: http://stopthespraybc.com/ I would say this is a big deal. The Chief Forester for West Fraser BC operations out of Quesnel, Jeff Mycock, toying with the idea of more deciduous as part of “holistic, adaptive sustainable forest management paradigm” to address the fact “our forests are not climate adapted.” First off, it’s awesome to…

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May 5 2021

A response from Premier Horgan

I received a response from Premier Horgan regarding my recent letter of concern regarding old growth logging. It can best be described as “chin music”, a term I have borrowed from Michael Moore. It certainly doesn’t address the nearly twofold increase old growth logging since last year. Here it is: From: OfficeofthePremier, Office PREM:EX <Premier@gov.bc.ca>…

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May 5 2021

CodeBlue BC: Tolko Industries just backed down…

SHARING FROM CodeBlue BC www.codebluebc.ca/addyourvoice BREAKING NEWS: Tolko Industries just backed down from clearcutting in the Greater Vernon community drinking watershed. YOU did this!!! ???? This is a HUGE people-powered WIN for the people of Vernon–YOU took a stand & took back local control over your critical drinking water source. In just 3 days, almost…

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May 4 2021

Old-growth logging approvals in B.C. have gone up?

The ND government in BC is clearly rubber stamping the eradication of the remaining old growth ecosystems in BC. Logging companies say, “Jump!” Horgan says, “Your wish is my command.” Article Excerpt: Old-growth logging approvals in B.C. have gone up over the past year, report suggests Approvals up 43% despite provincial commitment to protect ancient…

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