BC Premier David Eby says he wants to double the amount of protected land in the province, support new Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas, and move faster on recommendations around the logging of old growth trees. In mandate letters to the Minister of Forestry and the Minister of Water, Land and Resources, the premier specifically prioritized enhancing BC’s biodiversity through implementing the recommendations of the Old Growth Strategic Review. Currently, protected lands cover roughly 15% of BC’s land base.
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