What you need to know about BC’s forests before election day. And, BC’s unique and newly “discovered” inland temperate rainforest – near Prince George

Dr. Darwyn Coxson, Ecosystem Science and Management Program (UNBC) shares information about this rare new find, which is already a proposed new World Heritage site in B.C.  Emerging research from the University of Northern BC has highlighted the global rarity of ancient redcedar stands of the upper Fraser River watershed east of Prince George. This forest type within BC’s inland temperate rainforest has been heavily impacted by human activities, and few ancient cedar stands remain today in the upper Fraser River watershed. Findings support the designation of these landscapes as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and researchers are proposing the immediate protection of high-conservation value stands within BC’s park system.

Also, a presentation on the NEWEST MAPS and STATUS of the Old-Growth Forests of Vancouver Island and the Southwest Mainland of BC, as well as the Ecology and Politics of these forests, by Ken Wu and TJ Watt of the Ancient Forest Alliance (an awesome organization I recommend you support) – with important information for those participating in the BC Provincial election.

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About Janine Bandcroft

The Winds of Change airs every other Thursday 11-noon from CFUV listener supported radio in Victoria, on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples. You can listen live anytime at cfuv.ca (it's a great station) and if you're able, we'd really appreciate if you contribute (even 5 bucks) to our annual funding drive.
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