Conservation North is 100% volunteer-run, donation-supported and science-based. We are in Lheidli T’enneh territory and advocate on behalf of nature in central and northern BC.
What do we want?
1. Full legal protection for remaining primary forests in the Inland and Boreal Rainforests, particularly the accessible areas currently targeted by industrial logging.
2. Recognition of the values of primary forest beyond timber, including carbon storage, climate change resilience, cultural values, biodiversity, food, medicine and clean water.
3. A just transition away from the industrial harvest of primary forest and towards second-growth forestry.
What is primary forest?
Natural forest of any age is called "primary forest’". Primary forest includes forest disturbed naturally, for example, by wildfire, wind or insects, but excludes forest that has been disturbed by logging, roads, or other industrial human activities. Not all primary forest is old, but all old growth is primary forest.
Only 18% of Earth’s primary forests remain intact. In 2021 we mapped how much primary forest is left in BC. Click here for Seeing Red.