Apr 28, 2010

Reforestation crisis, Ministry of Forests job cuts: op eds by the CCPA and allies


The coalition of environmental groups and unions that published Managing BC’s Forests for a Cooler Planet in January continues to work together. Over the past week, we’ve had op eds published in the Victoria Times Colonist and the Vancouver Sun.

George Heyman, executive director of Sierra Club BC, and I co-authored Little left to celebrate at BC Forest Service, which appeared in the Times Colonist last Wednesday.

In today’s Vancouver Sun, BC’s reforestation crisis shows province an environmental laggard traces the decline in reforestation over the past decade and questions the government’s professed commitment to “no net deforestation.” I wrote this one with George Heyman and Arnold Bercov, forest resource officer of the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada, demonstrating once again that forestry workers and environmentalists share some core priorities.