Forests and Biodiversity
The dispute is the latest skirmish in a lengthy battle over mining and gas drilling in northwest B.C. Local First Nations and environmental groups have repeatedly clashed with companies hoping to cash in on the area's rich bounty of natural resources.
(Victoria, B.C.)— The Sierra Club of Canada, BC Chapter today released a study that concludes small businesses were negatively impacted under the B.C. Liberal government’s Forestry Revitalization Plan, while large corporations benefited.... Read more »
EDMONTON: Representing a local coalition of Alberta conservation groups active in Alberta’s Foothills Network, Rebecca Reeves and Glen Semenchuk will speak at the annual shareholders meeting of Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, Limited Brands, in Columbus, Ohio today. While one of Victoria’s Secret’s pulp suppliers has made a bit of progress since last year’s AGM, Reeves and Semenchuk will note that it pales in comparison to what needs to happen. They will ask Limited Brands to encourage West Fraser to stop their logging in the Bighorn Country and Lit... Read more »
Edmonton, Alberta, April 26, 2006 – ForestEthics distributed its look-alike 2005 annual report for West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd at the company’s annual general meeting today where, along with the Sierra Club of Canada and local environmental groups, a rally was held to protest the company’s logging of caribou and grizzly habitat, key watersheds and proposed parks in the Alberta Foothills and British Columbia.... Read more »
OTTAWA – Sierra Club of Canada, an organization most commonly known for playing the role of a forest watchdog that critiques harmful industrial practices, today released a database highlighting best practices in forestry.
The best practices examples have been added as a layer to a current web-based database that evaluates the progress of provincial and territorial commitments under the National Forest Strategy (NFS).... Read more »