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Turn old-growth forests into provincial parks

Re: “Old-growth logging could trigger protests: group,” June 9. I think it is short-sighted to cut old-growth forests when we can have tourists coming to B.C. for the next 500 years to view those forests.

Re: “Old-growth logging could trigger protests: group,” June 9.

I think it is short-sighted to cut old-growth forests when we can have tourists coming to B.C. for the next 500 years to view those forests.

There are few stands of old-growth timber left in B.C. It would be an incredible shame to cut these for a small and temporary profit.

The provincial government should act to preserve these forests. The easiest solution is to make all old-growth forests provincial parks. Timber companies could receive tax credits to cover lost revenues.

Then, in a hundred years, our grandchildren will be able to see nature at its finest.

Brent Birney

Victoria