Posted on February 20, 2014
Forestwatch is a listserve with over 100 members that has been active in one form or another since the late 1990s. Typical postings include news items about BC forest issues, press releases and occasional local observations or viewpoints.
Posted on September 04, 2013
About one-fifth of the world’s ancient forests remain intact. The forests have protectors and champions, but Earth still loses ancient forest every year to human enterprise, and now, to the new human-mediated climate.
Half of Earth’s forests – the once great forests that stood on Earth ten thousand years ago, at the dawn of human agriculture and empire – are entirely gone. However, that measure accounts only for land area – approximately six billion hectares of forest reduced to three billion. Most of the remaining forests survive only as tree
Posted on October 09, 2012
Amid howls of anguish and surprise, accusations of treachery and market fixing, as the US imposes a punishing tariff on Canadian softwood lumber imports, a few brave voices continue to insist the Timber Beast has no clothes.
by Will Horter, Forest Futures
On July 17th, the newly formed BC Coalition for Sustainable Forest Solutions released a report which documented $3 to $5 billion annually in subsidies to the BC logging industry. Cutting Subsidies or Subsidized Cutting, co-authored by economists Tom Green and Lisa Matthaus, focuses on five main types of subsidies: tenure, stumpage, bail outs, environmental waiver, and infringement of aboriginal title.