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Logging industry targeted B.C. old-growth forests for more than a century, SFU study finds

Ken Lertzman's paper shows between 1860 and 2016, 87 per cent of logging took place in old-growth forests

The Canadian PressBrenna Owen

The worsening effects of climate change are compounding the historical loss of British Columbia's old-growth forests, says the co-author of a new paper that shows decades of logging on the province's Central Coast targeted the highest-value forests first.

"History tells us that we have really depleted these high-value elements of the landscape and that we can't keep going," said Ken Lertzman, professor emeritus at Simon Fraser University's school of resource and environmental management.

"At the …

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Logging industry targeted B.C. old-growth forests for more than a century, SFU study finds

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The Canadian PressBrenna Owen, Posted: Oct 03, 2022 4:48 PM PT | Last Updated: 1 hour ago
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