Forests help stabilise the climate. They regulate ecosystems, protect biodiversity, feed our aquifers, and play an integral part in the carbon cycle.
To maximise the climate benefits of forests, we must keep more forest landscapes intact, manage them more sustainably, and restore more of those landscapes which we have lost.
Mature forests serve as a “carbon sink”, storing much more carbon on site than young post-logging forests, and are crucial to helping manage BC’s carbon emissions over the next few decades. (Read Sierra Club report on Forestry and Carbon in BC.)