Hey Vancouver Island! Let's Talk Forests

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We’re hitting the road again for Vancouver Island’s rainforests

Dear Paov,

This November we’re on the road for the forests again. This time we are visiting a community we haven’t talked to yet – Port McNeill.

Do you know anyone in the Port McNeill area interested in the future of forestry on the Island? Please invite them to join us on Nov. 6 at 7 pm to our Let’s Talk Forests Townhall in Tia's Cafe!

Port McNeill is the only public event on this year’s tour. While public events and community conversations are a key part of our work on forestry, this year’s tour is focussed on smaller meetings with representatives from Indigenous Nations and municipal governments – the communities with the most at stake in the woods.

Learn more about the Port McNeill event here! We will also be visiting some of the local forests we’re advocating for and bringing photos, video clips and stories back to all of you that care so much about these ecosystems.

Getting a better feel for what’s happening in the woods and connecting with local leaders will improve our campaign to protect endangered ancient forests and transition to sustainable forestry. That will complement last year’s tour when we hit the road to talk about protecting old-growth forests and transitioning to sustainable second-growth forestry.

Along with our friends at Sierra Club BC, last year we hosted ten public town hall meetings in seven different communities on the Island. The conversations we had were intense but incredibly rewarding – most of us on this coast are grappling with a changing industry and the environmental and social legacies of forestry.

Despite inaction from the BC government, the movement to change the way forests are managed gains momentum every day. If you haven’t yet, please sign and share our petition and help us continue to grow the wave of citizens taking action for these ecosystems.

A just transition to sustainable forestry has to work for people in forestry communities across this Island. That why we’re committed to getting out and having these discussions again and again.

Thank you for being a part of this work. For the endangered old-growth,

Torrance Coste | Vancouver Island Campaigner
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