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Forest Witness Campaign

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Island Timberlands intends to commence industrial logging on their corporate holdings on Cortes Island. The Wildstands Alliance has been called to bear witness.

Called to witness… the true ownership of British Columbia’s corporately held forests. In the case of Cortes Island, Brookfield Asset Management is parent company to Island Timberlands.  BAM is one of the largest corporations in Canada, with keen focus on investments and profit, not forests and communities.  We are called to witness decision makers in Toronto running roughshod through rural BC communities.

Called to witness… inadequate protection for the ecosystems and species of corporately owned forest land. Current provincial legislation regarding management of private forest is inadequate. Industry created regulations inadequately protect the ecological integrity of community watersheds, sensitive ecosystems along with rare and endangered species. We are called to witness the poor stewardship of corporately managed forest ecosystems in British Columbia.

Working together since mid-2008, the Wildstands Alliance Cortes Campaign has a solid foundation of research, community alliance initiatives and provincial partnerships established to champion a new forest ethic for British Columbia.

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” ~ Aldo Leopold

Join us… bear witness for British Columbia’s forest lands.

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