Fish Wildlife and Habitat Coalition speaks out on post-fire forestry

According to Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition members: “How we manage our forests in the next five to 15 years will determine whether we can secure a future with healthy forests, healthy wildlife and safe communities.”

These Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition members are in the media arguing that if post-fire logging practices are to promote fire-resilient forests and wildlife populations, large burnt trees and surviving green trees should be left in place, and road-building should be carefully planned and managed.

Jesse Zeman, BCWF’s Director of Fish and Wildlife Restoration, Tim Burkhart of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, and Kathy McRae of the Commercial Bear Viewing Association, all members of the Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition, co-authored an opinion piece outlining specific, on-the-ground recommendations for sustainable, post-fire forestry management. The article was published in the Vancouver Sun on September 24th, 2021.

The Fish Wildlife and Habitat Coalition represents 25 organizations, over 273,000 British Columbians and over 900 businesses and aims to re-establish B.C. as the world leader in fish, wildlife and habitat management.

To read the Vancouver Sun article, click here.

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