URGENT! Cortes Island's Threatened Forests Need Your Help! Please write to BC's Minister of Environment Terry Lake below.
Cortes Island, a northern Gulf Island between Vancouver Island and the BC mainland, is home to some of the last 1% of old-growth Douglas-fir groves within the endangered “Dry Maritime” forests along BC's southern coast. These are some of the most extensive remaining stands and are owned by corporate logging giant Island Timberlands.
See the beautiful NEW PHOTO GALLERY of Cortes Island's endangered old-growth and mature forests here: www.ancientforestalliance.org/
Please WRITE A QUICK EMAIL as soon as possible to BC's Minister of Environment, Hon. Terry Lake at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Ask that the BC government help fund the purchase of endangered old-growth stands, sensitive ecosystems, and other high priority lands for conservation currently owned by Island Timberlands. ***BE SURE to include your FULL NAME and ADDRESS so they know you are a real person!
To keep up-to-date with the local activists campaign to protect Cortes Island's forests and see photos, videos, and more, visit the Wildstands website! http://wildstands.wordpress.