LR4: Reforestation of Productive Agricultural Land

Year
2015
Category
Community and Resources,Farming
NCLGA Ref#
LR4

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership

Details

WHEREAS the maintenance of a sustainable and vibrant agricultural sector is critically important to the province’s economic, social, and sustainable future;

AND WHEREAS the loss of productive agricultural lands to tree planting by companies seeking to offset their corporate carbon emissions is an unsustainable practice which threatens the long term health and viability of the agricultural sector in the province:  

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Province of British Columbia take action to stop the reforestation of productive agricultural land for carbon offset purposes.