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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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Towering Vancouver Island tree officially second-largest in the country

Towering Vancouver Island tree officially second-largest in the country
Times Colonist - The Canadian Press, April 24, 2014

"Tape measures confirm that a Douglas fir tree on Vancouver Island is officially the second-largest in Canada. According to the B.C. Big Tree Registry run by the University of British Columbia, the tree stands 70.2 metres high, about as tall as an 18-storey building. It has a diameter of 3.91 metres — almost as long as a mid-sized car. Dubbed "Big Lonely Doug" by those who found it, it takes 11.91 metres of tape to wrap round the base of the enormous evergreen and at the top, the tree's canopy spreads 18.33 metres across."

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Vancouver Island tree officially second-largest in Canada

Vancouver Island tree officially second-largest in Canada
CTV News - The Canadian Press, April 24, 2014

Coverage by CTV News on Big Lonely Doug, officially measured as the second-largest Dougas fir tree in Canada.

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B.C.'s 'Big Lonely Doug' is the second-largest tree in Canada

B.C.'s 'Big Lonely Doug' is the second-largest tree in Canada
The Province - The Canadian Press, April 24, 2014

The Province's article on the official measurement of Big Lonely Doug, the second largest Douglas fir in Canada, located near Port Renfrew BC.

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Towering Vancouver Island tree officially second-largest in the country

Towering Vancouver Island tree officially second-largest in the country
Montreal Gazette - The Canadian Press, April 24, 2014

The Montreal Gazette's news coverage on Big Lonely Doug.

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Big Lonely Doug Officially 2nd-Largest Fir in Canada

Big Lonely Doug Officially 2nd-Largest Fir in Canada
Huffington Post - The Canadian Press, April 24, 2014

Article by Huffington Post on the recent measurement of Big Lonely Doug as the second largest Douglas fir in Canada.

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“Big Lonely Doug” Officially Measured and Confirmed as Canada’s 2nd Largest Douglas-fir Tree

“Big Lonely Doug” Officially Measured and Confirmed as Canada’s 2nd Largest Douglas-fir Tree
Conservationists are calling for provincial legislation to protect BC’s biggest trees, monumental groves, and endangered old-growth forests.
Media Release: Ancient Forest Alliance, April 24, 2014

“Big Lonely Doug”, a recently found old-growth Douglas-fir tree standing alone in a clearcut on southern Vancouver Island, has been officially measured to be the second largest Douglas-fir tree in Canada. Last week, renowned forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon measured the goliath tree. The results are as follows..

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First Tribal Park in BC/Indigenous Relations, Meares Island, Turns 30 Years Old and is Expanded

First Tribal Park in BC/Indigenous Relations, Meares Island, Turns 30 Years Old and is Expanded
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Tribal Parks continue to inspire aboriginal communities across BC and the world
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, April 21, 2014

The Meares Island Tribal Park was the first Tribal Park declared in British Columbia, and resulted in keeping the island’s majestic old-growth red-cedar forests still standing to this day. Since that time the Tribal Park model has not only been expanded by Tla-o-qui-aht in their own territory, but has also inspired First Nations’ protected areas across British Columbia and increasingly, around the world.
“The declaration of Meares Island as a Tribal Park 30 years ago set in motion an idea that has caught and spread throughout indigenous communities, that we can sustain our cultures by safeguarding the land and living things that provide for us,” stated Eli Enns, Tla-o-qui-aht co-founder of the Ha’uukmin (Kennedy Lake Watershed) Tribal Park in Clayoquot Sound. “We can assert our own management plans for our territories, as we have been doing for thousands of years, so that we can continue to live in harmony with the land that sustains us and all of humanity.”

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Tla-o-qui-aht, Tofino Celebrate Tribal park Declaration

Tla-o-qui-aht, Tofino Celebrate Tribal park Declaration
Ha-Shilth-Sa - Shayne Morrow, April 22, 2014

The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation band in southern Clayoquot Sound (Meares Island, Kennedy Lake, Long Beach, Clayoquot Valley, Tofino and Tranquil Creeks region...) have a long history of pioneering Tribal Parks and continue to do so today. Here's a good article about their recent celebration and some history of the battle for old-growth forests on Meares Island in the early 1980's that really sparked the campaigns to save Vancouver Island's old-growth forests over 30 years ago! 

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Earth Day Conservation Vision:  Conservationists Propose Expanded Protection around World-Famous Cathedral Grove as Island Timberlands Poised to Log Mountainside Above Park

Earth Day Conservation Vision: Conservationists Propose Expanded Protection around World-Famous Cathedral Grove as Island Timberlands Poised to Log Mountainside Above Park
Media Release: Ancient Forest Alliance, April 22, 2014

Conservationists call on BC government to expand protection around Cathedral Grove, including Mount Horne, the scenic Cameron Lake, the Alberni Summit Highway, and the Cameron River Canyon, as Island Timberlands is poised to log Mount Horne above the world-famous old-growth forest.

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Earth Day Inspires Environmental Actions Around the World

Earth Day Inspires Environmental Actions Around the World
Thousands of Earth Day actions today brought people together to plant trees and preserve forests, create cleaner, greener cities and safeguard wildlife.
Environment News Service, April 22, 2014

Many Earth Day events throughout the world are focused on trees and forests.

In Western Canada, conservationists are calling on the British Columbia government to expand protection around MacMillan Provincial Park to fully encompass the forests above and adjacent to the world-famous Cathedral Grove.

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