GINTA – If we are to see a better future, small steps are no longer enough

(Image: Govt of B.C.)

IT’S TOUGH TO SINGLE OUT GOOD NEWS these days. It feels like every morning since the new year has started, we are waking up to yet another day of bleak stories of our world, each morphing into an appropriate level of stress and concern for what’s to come.

However, last week brought in some better news for our province. One is about the protection from logging of 353,000 hectares of B.C.’s old-growth forests. That seems like a lot until you learn how much of B.C.’s old-growth forests are being logged daily.

Old-growth forests are vital to sustaining life. They are more efficient at absorbing carbon dioxide than new forests which, in the present day context, makes clearcutting of the most puzzling and self-destructing activities. Every new strategy should prioritize protecting what we have because while making sure that long-term sustainable logging jobs are being created.


Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at, or through her blog at

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2 Comments on GINTA – If we are to see a better future, small steps are no longer enough

  1. Would you be surprised, pissed off,angry at horgan to know that there are several large mills in northern BC that are clearcutting OLD GROWTH and grinding it up for the manufacture of wood pellets that they sell to England and the EU.??? See BC’s old growth forest on the conservation north website. hosted by Rachel Holt. So far there are 9 one hour videos that will make you sick and angry. See Jim Steidles ‘ “stop the spray bc.”.
    In addition you might want to know why the city won’t implement a heritage tree strategy.

  2. You should have this conversation with our City Council. Make Kamloops the most mindful City in the world, the one that truly understands and lives by a conscientious effort to move beyond token efforts.

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