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Cortes Island citizens prepare for logging protests
Island Timberlands states it will start logging Cortes Island this week. Many residents, however, aren't planning to let it happen quietly.
Nov 26th, 2012
At B.C. forestry conference, Cortes Island youth voice logging concerns
Foresters in Victoria for a conference this week were alerted to public concerns over logging on the small BC island. The struggles they face illustrate common challenges in today’s forestry industry.
Feb 25th, 2012
Hand-delivered petition urges Island Timberlands to reconsider logging of pristine B.C. forest
Cortes forest advocates plan for more discussion with Island Timberlands over controversial logging of pristine B.C. forest, after delivering their 6200-signature petition.
Jan 12th, 2012
Over 4000 Signatures on Petition to Save Cortes Forests
Like many of the private managed forest lands in BC, Cortes Island's mature second growth Douglas fir and old growth pockets are globally rare.
Dec 28th, 2011