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The Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA)
is a British Columbian organization working to protect the endangered old-growth forests of BC and to ensure sustainable forestry jobs in the province. It was founded in January of 2010 and is run by BC environmental activists Ken Wu, TJ Watt, Joan Varley, and Hannah Carpendale. more ...


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Media Release: New BC government must reform forest policies, say environmentalists, businesses, and union

Media Release: New BC government must reform forest policies, say environmentalists, businesses, and union
Ancient Forest Alliance Media Release, October 10, 2017

Today, conservationists with the Ancient Forest Alliance and Sierra Club of BC joined representatives from the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) forestry union and the Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce at a press conference to shine a spotlight on needed government policies to protect BC’s old-growth forests and ensure a sustainable, value-added, second-growth forest industry, during the 2017 Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) General Assembly in Vancouver.

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Ancient Forest Alliance Featured in Latest Edition of Your Magazine

Ancient Forest Alliance Featured in Latest Edition of Your Magazine
Your Magazine, September 26, 2017

The latest edition of Your Magazine features the Ancient Forest Alliance, with quite a bit of information on the organization's "modus operandi". See the article (pages 5-6) at: https://issuu.com/yourmagazinevictoria/docs/your-summer2017-web

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Environmentalists stand in solidarity with BC mill workers as mills experience shutdowns and shift reductions due to log shortages

Environmentalists stand in solidarity with BC mill workers as mills experience shutdowns and shift reductions due to log shortages
Ancient Forest Alliance Media Release, September 13, 2017

VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC – Today at noon the Ancient Forest Alliance will join members of the Public and Private Workers of Canada (formerly the Pulp, Paper, and Woodworkers of Canada) (PPWC at www.PPWC.ca) as they rally at their Long Hoh mill in Errington (at 1125 Clark Road between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni off Highway 4, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm) on Vancouver Island in protest of raw log exports following the shut down and shift reductions in the mill since last month, with another shutdown and major shift reductions pending this week for their Ladysmith mill, due to a shortage of logs. In total about 130 workers could be affected by the closures and shift reductions.

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Shaw TV: Walbran Valley Update

VIDEO: Shaw TV: Walbran Valley Update
September 8, 2017

Check out the latest Shaw TV news piece on the Walbran Valley, Castle Grove, and Eden Grove ancient forests near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island in Pacheedaht First Nation territory, and what a new provincial government could mean for BC's endangered old-growth forests! It features an interview with the Ancient Forest Alliance's executive director Ken Wu and video footage (including drone footage) and photos taken by the AFA's photographer and campaigner TJ Watt. Thanks to Lorraine Scollan and Heather Leary of Shaw TV for covering these local old-growth forest issues again!

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Patagonia Film Night for the Ancient Forest Alliance

Patagonia Film Night for the Ancient Forest Alliance
September 8, 2017

Victoria friends! Please come out on Wednesday, September 27 to Robinson's Outdoor Store (1307 Broad Street, Victoria, Doors open 6:30 pm, Presentations begin 7 pm) who will be hosting in conjunction with Patagonia a film night and presentations as an awareness and fundraiser for the Ancient Forest Alliance!

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Avatar Grove Boardwalk

VIDEO: Avatar Grove Boardwalk
Shaw TV, August 16, 2017

Check out the major new Shaw TV piece, featuring the most extensive news coverage on Avatar Grove so far, about the completion of the boardwalk and its significance for Port Renfrew and ancient forest protection! Featuring the Ancient Forest Alliance's TJ Watt and Ken Wu, Dan Hager of the Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce, Jon Cash of Soule Creek Lodge, Kristine Pearson and Pamela Jones of the Pacheedaht First Nation band, Matthew Varley and Scott Harris super volunteers, and Alison Sturrock an international tourist who happened to be hiking there. Thanks to Shaw TV's Lorraine Scollan and Heather Leary for putting this piece together!

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Avatar Grove Boardwalk Now Completed and Open

Avatar Grove Boardwalk Now Completed and Open
CFAX Radio, August 10, 2017

Now it's open the Ancient Forest Alliance's Ken Wu says it's been great for eco-tourism. "That is a message for other rural communities to stand up for the ancient forest in your area. Maybe take a page out of Costa Rica's book and  take a step towards a sustainable economy and instead log second growth forest sustainably instead of logging the last of our ancient forests as well."

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Media Release: Avatar Grove Boardwalk Completed – High Quality Boardwalk Showcases One of Canada’s Most Magnificent Old-Growth Forests!

Media Release: Avatar Grove Boardwalk Completed – High Quality Boardwalk Showcases One of Canada’s Most Magnificent Old-Growth Forests!
Ancient Forest Alliance Media Release, August 10, 2017

After 4 years of hard work, with the support of hundreds of volunteers and supporters, the Avatar Grove boardwalk near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island has finally been completed by the Ancient Forest Alliance. The boardwalk protects the tree roots and vegetation from excessive trampling, enhances visitor safety, and supports the booming eco-tourism economy in the region by providing public access to one of the grandest old-growth forests in North America.

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Ancient forest hot spot: Port Renfrew’s Avatar Grove now accessible to public

VIDEO: Ancient forest hot spot: Port Renfrew’s Avatar Grove now accessible to public
They are some of the most magnificent trees on Vancouver Island or even the world.
CHEK News, August 10, 2017

"You're going to see some of the grandest forest left not only in Canada but on planet Earth. To have these 14-15 foot wide trees here is a very rare thing, these trees can be 1,000 years old," said Ken Wu, executive director of the Ancient Forest Alliance.

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New pathway for ancient forest

New pathway for ancient forest
Times Colonist - Amy Smart, August 10, 2017

“If you were to arrive at Avatar Grove, you’ll find a one-kilometre trail with hundreds of metres of high-quality boardwalk that takes you through one of the most spectacular ancient forests in the country,” said TJ Watt, Avatar Grove boardwalk co-ordinator with the Ancient Forest Alliance.
 
The boardwalk protects the tree roots and vegetation from excessive trampling and provides safe public access to the forest, he said. “It allows people to spend more time looking at the trees and less time looking at their feet.”

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