Facts & News
Explore a wealth of resources about the boreal forest and our work

News from Canada's Boreal Forest

Decade-old recommendations gather dust while B.C. wilderness is carved up by hundreds of thousands of kilometres of road. When is enough, enough?
April 29, 2015 | Georgia Straight | Published News | Peter Wood

Roads built on steep slopes cause landslides (Lillooet River Forest Service Road, northwest of Pemberton).

Photo courtesy of Peter Wood

Last week, the Forest Practices Board, B.C.’s independent forest watchdog, released a report that takes stock of the province’s road network, and the results are staggering. It estimates that B.C. has over 800,000 kilometres of road. This is greater than the distance to the moon and back, or 20 times around the Earth at the equator. Most (600,000 km) of this is...

Read complete article at Georgia Straight »

Please contact the publication if the original article is no longer available at this link.

How you can help

Subscribe

Get BSI E-Updates with action alerts and news about boreal birds and the Canadian Boreal Forest.

Media Contact

For media inquiries, expert interviews, photo requests, B-roll, or other services, please contact:

David Childs
Communications and Policy Specialist
davidc@borealbirds.org
206.905.4801

This Just In

February 2017 | Report