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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NEW! 2016 Ancient Forest CALENDARS & Cards, Posters, Stickers, Certificates, and other Merchandise!
ORDER Online at: www.ancientforestalliance.org/store.php or Visit Holiday Booths in VICTORIA and VANCOUVER!
Ancient Forest Alliance, November 27, 2015
Make the Ancient Forest Alliance your Holiday-Giving Priority by picking up some of our beautiful AFA merchandise and/or donating!
• To order products online visit: www.ancientforestalliance.org/store.php
• To donate visit: https://www.ancientforestalliance.org/donations.php
We’re proud to present the Ancient Forest Alliance’s 2016 CALENDAR! It features many of the special places on British Columbia’s coast that we’ve explored as we work to secure provincial legislation to protect our endangered old-growth forests and forestry jobs. It includes beautiful photos of Avatar Grove, Big Lonely Doug, Central Walbran Valley, Nootka Island, Cameron Valley, Mossy Maples, wildlife, and more!
See here for a full list of items and details on how to purchase/donate!
Send a Message to BC Politicians - Save BC's Grandest Old-Growth Forests!
Ancient Forest Alliance, September 22, 2015
The two largest tracts of ancient forest left on southern Vancouver Island, the Central Walbran Valley (500 hectares) and Edinburgh Mountain Ancient Forest (1500 hectares), both near Port Renfrew, are threatened by the Teal-Jones Group. Please take 30 seconds and send a message to BC politicians through our website at: www.BCForestMovement.com Thank you!
Inside a fragile landscape
Globe and Mail - Justine Hunter, November 27, 2015
SFU Environmental Studies student Charly Caproff, the Sierra Club of BC's Mark Worthing, and bat and cave specialist Martin Davis, are working to highlight the risk to the limestone karst systems by proposed old-growth logging in the Central Walbran Ancient Forest. Here's an article in the Globe and Mail:
"Mr. Davis is skeptical about the government’s commitment to ensure significant karst features are kept intact. He produced a detailed list for the caving community two years ago of karst sites damaged by logging. 'The B.C. Speleological Federation had brought these complaints forward to the provincial government, but no action was taken at that level, despite these practises violating provincial standards,' he said."
AFA HOLIDAY BOOTHS in Victoria and Vancouver - PURCHASE GIFTS and DONATE IN PERSON!
Ancient Forest Alliance, November 16, 2015
Visit the AFA's Holiday Booths in VICTORIA and VANCOUVER - see here for details on locations, dates and times to purchase gifts and support the AFA this holiday season!
NOW HIRING! Victoria and Vancouver Canvassers
Do you want meaningful part time or full time work that will help to protect the environment?
November 24, 2015
The Ancient Forest Alliance is hiring door canvassers for part-time or full-time work (Mon to Fri, 5-9:30pm) in Victoria and Vancouver. Apply to join a team of environmentally-conscious people to help raise funds and environmental awareness about BC’s endangered old-growth forests and forestry jobs! **Great job for full-time or part-time students!**
To apply in VICTORIA, contact Amanda Evans: firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply in VANCOUVER, contact Mike Grant at: email@example.com
Black Bear Climbs Old-Growth Tree in Endangered Vancouver Island Forest
Ancient Forest Alliance, November 17, 2015
Check out what our motion-activated camera captured! This mother black bear and her cub in the endangered Lower Edinburgh Grove are seen checking out the Ancient Forest Alliance's camera and climbing up the enormous old-growth redcedar tree in an area that is threatened with logging by Teal Jones near Port Renfrew, in several clips and photos taken recently. Be sure to Send a Message to help protect this special forest at: www.BCForestMovement.com
Vancouver Island's Ancient Trees
BC Magazine - Desiree Miller, November 13, 2015
Here's an article in the latest British Columbia Magazine about visiting the old-growth forests of the Port Renfrew region along the "Circle Route"! It also raises the plight of the old-growth forests in the Walbran Valley, Horne Mountain (above Cathedral Grove), and Mossy Maple Grove, and includes a blurb about the Ancient Forest Alliance.
Why Vancouver Island's Walbran Valley rainforest matters
Georgia Straight - Jens Wieting, November 12, 2015
Here's a new article by the Sierra Club's Jens Wieting about the significance of the endangered Central Walbran Ancient Forest based on its relatively large tracts of high productivity old-growth forest. Also see their map here: https://rainforestforever.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/sierra-bc-rainforest-at-risk-map-oct-15-2015s.jpg
Thank You to MEC, LUSH, and True North Goods!
Ancient Forest Alliance, November 13, 2015
Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) Victoria: THANK YOU to the staff at MEC Victoria for voting to support the AFA through their 1% for the Planet contributions! We are extremely grateful for the continued support towards our current old-growth campaigns! See their website at www.MEC.ca
LUSH: Great thanks once again to LUSH (www.lush.ca) for their major support through their Charitable Giving Program, bolstering the AFA’s campaign for the establishment a New Protected Areas Fund in BC! We are so grateful to LUSH for their continued passion and support for the AFA’s work!
True North Goods: We are excited to be a new beneficiary of True North Goods (www.truenorthgoods.com), an outdoor goods and apparel company showing their dedication to protecting the outdoors for future generations to explore by donating a portion of all proceeds to the AFA!
War in the Woods? Activists seek to end logging
CTV News, November 11, 2015
See this clip on CTV News about a rally at the Ministry of Forests for the Central Walbran Valley, thanks to the Friends of Carmanah Walbran!