Old Growth Strategic Review

What was this engagement about?

On July 17, 2019, the Government of British Columbia announced that a two-person panel had been appointed to lead an Old Growth Strategic Review and provide a report to the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.

Garry Merkel, a professional forester, natural resource expert, and member of the Tahltan Nation, and Al Gorley, a professional forester and former chair of the Forest Practices Board, engaged the public to hear perspectives on the ecological, economic and cultural importance of old-growth trees and forests. They have provided a report back to government in spring 2020 with recommendations that are expected to inform a new approach to old-growth management for British Columbia.

Part of this review included an opportunity for the public, organizations and professionals to share their thoughts on old-growth in B.C.

For more information, please visit the Old Growth Forests website and read the What We Heard Report.

Details of the Engagement:

Date: October 23, 2019 to January 31, 2020

Status: Closed

Location: Province-wide

Category: Environmental Protection

Types: Online, Email