Concerned local residents are demonstrating today outside of 17 offices of government demanding protection of B.C.’s old-growth forests.

The demonstrations are part of a province-wide day of action coordinated by the Sierra Club BC to highlight the plight of provincial old-growth forests.

Demonstrators are calling on the B.C. government to immediately halt old-growth logging in critical intact old-growth hotspots.

They are also asking for science-based protection of endangered old-growth forests drawing on solutions used in the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements that had strong support from First Nations and protected good long-term forestry jobs.

Demonstrations in our listening area are taking place at Doug Routley’s office in Nanaimo at 11, Michelle Stilwell’s office in Parksville at noon and Nicholas Simons office in Sechelt at noon.