The Sierra Club of BC and Wilderness Committee will be in Courtenay on Friday, March 24th to discuss the impact of old-growth logging on the Island’s forests.

Club spokesperson Mark Worthing says the rain forest is a delicate ecosystem that needs to be taken care of. “…[the rain forest] is in a really [really] concerning state of affairs right now, which is obviously super important for local communities, forest workers and the wildlife that calls it home…”, says Worthing.

Worthing says this is a good opportunity to get a strong, impactful discussion going.

“We rely almost entirely on the private sector to manage our forests. I think the public needs to come to terms with what that means and also have a bit of a check-in since the last building of the Vancouver Island Land Use Plan was done….”, he says.

The State of the Rainforest event takes place at the Native Sons Hall on Friday at 7:00 PM.