Paradigm Shift: Imagining the forestry future of North Cowichan

Here's a presentation that Resource Works founder, Stewart Muir, made to the District of North Cowichan in Summer 2021 as the district undergoes an overhaul of its forestry strategy.

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New study overturns claims about scarcity of old growth forests in B.C.

Resource Works asked whether tall old growth trees are really running out the way that a recent Sierra Club report claims. What we found was startling.

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Fairy Creek is a special spot but it's not the "last intact watershed" in B.C.

Here's the list of 10 intact watersheds close to Fairy Creek.

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Another fairy tale

Dear media, let's fact-check before we publish, please. Josiah Haynes gets behind the latest misinformation on Fairy Creek.

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"Grandfather Tree" on the chopping block? No, it is in a protected area

The large cedar tree, located near a major forestry road west of Victoria, B.C., was affectionately dubbed Grandfather Tree by individuals trying to block access to a large swathe of the working forest. Stewart Muir provides the facts.

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Former BC Green party leader calls out Fairy Creek blockade actions

Andrew Weaver notes that the party has moved to the far left since his departure, and today's activists do not serve their own cause when all they do is criticize.

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Old growth forest – cherished, abundant and growing fast

At Resource Works, we're always looking to uncover the facts about complex and challenging science issues. What we have discovered about the vigorously debated issue of old growth forests in British Columbia might come as a surprise. Stewart Muir provides an update.

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Facts are the first casualties of BC’s new war in the woods

Sitting in a downtown highrise, it's easy to say “don’t cut the trees”. But taking away logging would have a massive impact on communities and First Nations, says Nicola Dixon.

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Activists seeking to protect Canada’s old-growth forest say they are aligned with First Nations. Is that really true?

By protesting in places they’re not wanted, conservationists are being called out by Indigenous leaders like Huu-ay-aht Chief Dennis for exemplifying the colonial approach taken by their forebears, writes Rochelle Baker.

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The Methuselah Myth and the future of B.C. forestry

How did our understanding of forestry get so mangled? And how we can restore knowledge about a way of life that sustains communities and healthy ecosystems? Stewart Muir looks at the situation.

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