Deal reached between B.C. First Nations and forestry company to defer old-growth logging

Trees as old as 800 years have temporary protection after an agreement was reached between four Vancouver Island First Nations and a forestry company. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

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Logging will be temporarily deferred in approximately 2,500 hectares of old-growth forest following an agreement between four Vancouver Island First Nations and a forestry company.

The Nanwakolas Council, which represents four First Nations, and Western Forest Products have agreed to defer old-growth logging in a section of forest north of Campbell River, for two years.

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Source: CBC News

 

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