Learn about conservation implications of clearcutting near Strathcona Park

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host the following free lecture at our January online meeting:

Title: Conservation Implications of Clearcutting around Strathcona Provincial Park
Speaker: Loys Maingon
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m. PT

This webinar is facilitated by the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists and is open to the public (see the registration link below).

BC’s forests have been so intensively and unsustainably clearcut over the past five decades that even the Premier has publicly acknowledged that they are “exhausted.” This is synonymous with the international designation endorsed at COP15 of “degraded forests.” Strathcona Provincial Park now stands as a virtual ecological island in a sea of clearcuts. This has important economic and ecological implications for the region and for the management of Strathcona Provincial Park. The government’s stated commitment to “30% by 2030” presents a unique opportunity to complete the 12% advocated for in the 1989 Larkin report, and add a further 18% to the park, if only to meet our obligations to future generations.

About the speaker

Loys Maingon is a retired registered professional biologist and research director for the Strathcona Wilderness Institute. He is a former president of Comox Valley Nature and is currently a CVN director.


“Seating capacity” for the talk is limited, and you need to register in advance. You can check the computer requirements for attendees here.

Register here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the webinar.

If you are new to Comox Valley Nature, find out more about us here.

Although CVN lectures are free, donations of any size from non-members who attend are always appreciated ($4.00 is suggested).

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