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Vancouver, B.C. – Today, over 275 leaders from forestry and labour organizations and companies issued an open letter to British Columbians calling for a positive path forward as important conversations about old growth continue to take place across the province.

The letter is signed by the heads of small, medium, large and Indigenous-owned forestry companies, contractors and suppliers. Signatories also include associations, labour groups and leaders whose members represent the 100,000 jobs and hundreds of communities supported by BC’s forest sector across the value chain – from lumber, and pulp and paper to secondary manufacturing and value-added production.

The open letter is being issued as the BC Government continues to implement recommendations coming out of the Old Growth Strategic Review and the subsequent processes it has put in place.

The full letter and a full list of signatories can be found here.

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Media Contacts:

Susan Yurkovich
President and CEO, BC Council of Forest Industries
778.229.6885
[email protected]

Dan Battistella
President, Interior Lumber Manufacturers’ Association
[email protected]
250-319-4119

Brian Menzies
Executive Director, Independent Wood Processors Association of BC
250-213-5397
[email protected]

Todd Chamberlain, RFT
General Manager, Interior Logging Association
250-503-2199
[email protected]

Bob Brash
Executive Director, Truck Loggers’ Association
778-386-7769
[email protected]

Brian Hawrysh
CEO, BC Wood Specialties Group Association
604-312-3388
[email protected]

John Nester
General Manager, North West Loggers
250-635-0284
[email protected]

BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI)

TEL: 604-684-0211
EMAIL: info@cofi.org