Juan Downey map art
Bill 8 - Mass Virtual Privatization of BC’s forests
This week in the B.C. Legislature, the government is tabling Bill 8. The bill’s Section 24 would hand over our remaining public forests (Timber Supply Areas) to private forestry corporations in perpetuity. Once handed over (converted into Tree Farm Licenses), tenure over this land is considered an asset of these corporations. They can then sue British Columbia for compensation if anything threatens their profits. This privatization, being planned without consultation or fanfare, is a radical move and one that threatens the opportunity of the province to responsibly manage our forest lands. Furthermore, we have no control over who owns these corporations. For more info, click here. See also valuable work by Independent MLA Bob Simpson on his site here.
Many biologists and foresters do not feel this is a wise move. it compromises our ability to make science-based decisions about BC forests.
If you are concerned, please make your feelings known IMMEDIATELY by emailing and if possible tweeting:
Email and tweet the BC Liberal party this:
“I value BC’s forests and demand that you remove Section 24 of Bill 8.” Just that one sentence is enough!
Minister Steve Thomson: email@example.com
Minister Mike de Jong: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister Pat Bell: email@example.com
Premier Christy Clark: firstname.lastname@example.org
In one line:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Comment on the BC Liberal Caucus Facebook page
Hashtags: #stopbill8 #bcpoli
“America (Burnt/Unburnt)” by Claire Fontaine
Laconic history of the world in a typographic map of the world based on the most common word in the Wikipedia page about the respective country’s history – a literal take on cartography as power and propaganda.
The Pop vs Soda map
Photo: Linguistic #map of North America - so many accents!
North Pointers - Which Maps Were They From?
Not too many guesses about these, but here’s the answers, complete with a link to each relevant map. The answers run across the rows from left to right (1 to 8 on the top row, 9 to 16 on the bottom).
- Bus Map of Spokane, Washington
- Los Angeles Metro Map (with its distinctive use of the DIN typeface)
- Sao Paulo Metropolitan Transportation Network
- Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (not New York, as was guessed)
- GO Transit, Toronto and Ontario, Canada
- MARTA Rail System, Atlanta, Georgia
- Freshwater Commuter Rail, Detroit (fictional but beautifully executed!)
- Washington, DC Metro Rush+ Map
- Barcelona, Spain
- Erik Hammink’s Amsterdam Metro Map
- My own version of the Washington, DC Map (the shape echoes that of the District Diamond that features so prominently in the map itself)
- Bus Routes of Sherbrooke, Quebec (one of the best parts of this map!)
- EmX Bus Rapid Transit Map, Eugene/Springfield, Oregon
- Metro do Porto, Portugal (love this one!)
- Tram Map of Strasbourg, France (most generic north pointer ever!)
- Maryland MTA Regional Transit Map
San Francisco Bay Area housing and transportation affordability map (Metropolitan Transportation Commission)
Pan Am Set - Europe from NY