James Steidle, Stop the Spray B.C.

We need to start looking at our deciduous species as the lifeblood of our forests.

James grew up south of Prince George, BC in the bush.  He worked as a tree planter for three years and in Clear Lake Sawmills for four years.

James is a passionate advocate for diverse and healthy forests.  He cares about ensuring that our forests can feed our wildlife.  He also cares about preventing uncontrollable wildfires and sees how important deciduous trees (the leafy ones) are to stopping the spread of wildfires.

He currently runs a woodworking company and works with aspen wherever he can.


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