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Because of my love for forests, I was thrilled to learn that the Wildwood Ecoforest on Vancouver Island has been saved. Wildwood is a 77-acre sustainably logged forest where the late Merv Wilkinson selectively logged trees for over 50 years. The Land Conservancy purchased it from Merv and his partner in 2000, and is now selling the property to the Ecoforestry Institute Society. This means it will continue being a working forest, with a focus on providing educational opportunities, for future generations. The Trust for Sustainable Forestry, which I co-founded and chair, has been very supportive of Wildwood being preserved. I can hear Merv cheering from the ethers, and feel fireworks of joy exploding in my chest. Bravo to all!!!
On November 22, 2016, the BC Supreme Court approved the sale of Wildwood Ecoforst to the Ecoforestry Institute society. Wildwood will remain forever in the public domain.