The province does have some protections in place for old growth forests, but the complicated laws and regulations are filled with loopholes and, along with lax enforcement, have failed to effectively limit old growth logging, even in areas where almost none remains. British Columbia doesn't base retention targets for old growth on the total area of existing old growth forests in the province. Instead, it uses a complicated formula to establish retention targets for different types of old growth forest in the province's different bio-geoclimatic zones based on estimated historical levels of such forests in each zone. And in others, timber companies could have moved the boundaries of an OGMA to log old growth and replaced it with forests that were not old growth. [Extracted from the article]
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