There were several ways that people were able to provide feedback to the panel:

  1. Completing the online questionnaire.
  2. Organizations, professionals, and other interested parties could send a written submission that adhered to the Guidelines for Written Submissions.
  3. Sending an email to oldgrowthbc@gov.bc.ca

The panel scheduled appointments in communities, and with governments and organizations that they had identified and outlined in their terms of reference, instead of holding open forums.

The panel was interested in hearing from additional governments, organizations and members of the public and encouraged those wishing to request a meeting, teleconference or video conference to do so by sending an email to oldgrowthbc@gov.bc.ca. The panelists had limited time in each community and were not be able to meet personally with everyone, although they are considering all written submissions within their report.

The panel will report back to the B.C. government in spring 2020 with recommendations that are expected to inform a new approach to old-growth management for British Columbia.