Island Forest Futures.

 

The forests and communities of Vancouver Island are at a crossroads.

This policy statement and its lead sponsor, Island Forest Futures, advocate strongly for Vancouver Islanders to embrace the transition to a Value-Based Silvicultural Model with Democratic Land Management through Regional Forest Boards and Regional Log Markets.

Learning from Sweden, where sustainable forestry was implemented after old-growth forests had been eliminated, we can make the transition now – protecting old-growth forests and watersheds, recognizing timber production and biological diversity as equal under the law, and increasing the social and economic potential of Vancouver Island’s forests for present and future generations.

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