Watch Again: Day of Action for BC Forests Guest Speakers
March 19th, 2021 was designated a Day of Action for BC Forests by the BC Forest March and AWARE was excited to spend the evening with the Whistler Naturalists learning from Herb Hammond, and Bob Brett, about forestry in BC and Whistler and to have Georgina Dan of the Lil’wat Nation speak to the importance of old forests for traditional and cultural practices.
The presentations covered a lot of ground including: the value of old-growth; long-standing challenges relating to logging; best practices for retaining ecosystem health; potential benefits of community managed forests; and many other fascinating forest facts.
If you missed it, you’re in luck! The full recording of the event can be watched below:
With COVID precautions in place the BC Forest March hosted a virtual #TreePoseChallenge in lieu of a march – be sure to check out the hashtag on Instagram to get inspired by everyone’s love for our BC Forests (we know you will see a number of AWARE members in there!)
Action Alert: Speak Up For Old Growth – Cheakamus Community Forest Open House
Whistler’s local area forests are managed under the Cheakamus Community Forest (CCF), which is a three way partnership of the Squamish Nation, Resort Municipality of Whistler and Lil’wat Nation. Each year the CCF holds an open house to release logging plans and answer public question. Around Whistler the CCF is also involved in wildfire related thinning projects.
It is important that community members engage with the CCF and the next opportunity to do so is March 29th, 4-6pm 2021.
Details of the CCF’s Open House can be found here: https://www.cheakamuscommunityforest.com/news/ccf-open-house-march-29-2021/
Some details of what to expect were presented by the CCF to the RMOW Council in February and can be found here: http://www.cheakamuscommunityforest.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Board_Council-presentation_Feb_2021.pdf
Learn more about Whistler’s forests and our concerns around local logging activity here: https://www.awarewhistler.org/oldforest/