On 4/1/2009, the government of British Columbia announced that it would, indeed, keep its promises regarding the region. The major milestones achieved are:
- 5 million acres, an area half the size of Switzerland, have been legally protected from logging.
- $120 million is available to First Nation communities to help kick-start a new conservation economy as an alternative to logging throughout the rainforest.
- A new system of 'lighter touch' logging, based on Ecosystem-based Management (EBM), has been legislated. This system maintains 50 percent of the natural level of old growth forest in the region. This translates to an additional 1.7 million acres of forest set aside from logging.