Old Growth Forests Are Vital to Indigenous Cultures. We Need to Protect What’s Left – TheTyee.ca

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202056 Views

The BC government wants to hear from the public as it reviews old growth logging policies.

The B.C. government is reviewing its policies to manage the province’s old growth forests and seeking public input.

This should be the opportunity for the government to start righting the mistakes of the past.

This new approach must obey the law of nature, under which we all live. This means we must understand Earth’s ecological limits and learn to respect them and live within them.

In Nuu-chah-nulth culture, the teachings of responsibility and respect for the land are passed down by our Elders as soon as our lives are conceived, and they continue until we die. These teachings are cornerstones of our culture, but they are foreign concepts to the provincial government and industry, who view our old growth forests as limitless resources to be plundered.

Read More: https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2020/01/28/Province-Accepting-Old-Growth-Management-Feedback/

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