Much ado about the Boreal Forest
Over the past week or so I’ve been working on a series of reports about the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, a deal announced between 9 ENGOs and 21 logging companies that purports to cover forested lands from NWT to Newfoundland. The deal has received little critical attention in the media, with the exception of pieces appearing on the Vancouver Media Co-op and the Dominion.
Last week on the VMC I posted a story called Boreal Forest Conflicts far from Over, which described some of the early criticisms of the deal. The next day, a reader sent in a leaked fax of the still unreleased Boreal Forest Agreement, which we posted.
Over the long weekend, I read through the full 71 page agreement, and produced an analysis piece, called The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement Reconsidered.