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June 2, 2021
The future of the province’s forest industry includes more access to timber for a broader group of companies and communities, increased emphasis on the value-added sector, further protection of old-growth forest and an increased role for First Nations.
The goals were in policy documents released Tuesday, outlining how the province intends to change forest policy over the next two years.
“Current forestry policies put in place two decades ago don’t adequately address today’s challenges,” said Premier John Horgan. “They have limited our options to adapt to the impacts of climate change, protect old growth, share the benefits fairly with local communities or move forward on reconciliation.”
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