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(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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April 12: Rally for Sustainable Forestry in Victoria (12 noon, Legislature)

April 12: Rally for Sustainable Forestry in Victoria (12 noon, Legislature)
March 21, 2017

Hey Vancouver Island friends! Come join the Ancient Forest Alliance, as we support the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC - formerly the Pulp, Paper, and Woodworkers of Canada) who are organizing a sustainable forestry rally in Victoria on Wednesday, April 12 (Legislature, noon) to protect old-growth forests, ensure a value-added sustainable second-growth forest industry, and to end the export of raw logs from BC! Thanks to PPWC forestry officer Cam Shiell, president Arnold Bercov and their PPWC team for organizing this! See more details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/303689276716502/permalink/304594236626006/

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New report says raw logs exports at record levels

VIDEO: New report says raw logs exports at record levels
CHEK TV - Kendall Hanson , February 27, 2017

CHEK TV news piece - Raw log exports reach record levels (includes video footage by the Ancient Forest Alliance's TJ Watt)

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Old Growth Forests - Logging Versus Tourism on Vancouver Island

Old Growth Forests - Logging Versus Tourism on Vancouver Island
Municipal World Magazine - Rick Searle, February 28, 2017

Here is an article in Municipal World magazine detailing the expansion of mainstream support in BC to end the logging of endangered old-growth forests. 

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Conservationists applaud Old-Growth Protection Resolution by major BC forestry union

Conservationists applaud Old-Growth Protection Resolution by major BC forestry union
Media Release, March 1, 2017

Victoria - Conservationists with the Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) are applauding today’s resolution by the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC), representing thousands of forestry workers across BC, calling on the BC government to protect Vancouver Island’s old-growth forests, while ensuring a sustainable, value-added second-growth forest industry, an end to raw log exports, and support for First Nations community development. The major forestry union joins thousands of businesses (BC Chamber of Commerce), mayors and city councils (Union of BC Municipalities), First Nations, and conservation groups across BC in calling on the provincial government to increase protection for BC’s endangered old-growth forests.

See the resolution at: www.ppwc.ca/ppwc-statement-old-growth-logging-vancouver-island/

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Comment: Rising raw log exports bad for forests, workers

Comment: Rising raw log exports bad for forests, workers
Times Colonist, February 28, 2017

Here's a new Op-ed piece by Ben Parfit (CCPA), Scott Doherty (Unifor), and the Ancient Forest Alliance's Ken Wu about the record levels of raw log exports leaving BC over the past 4 years, with one-third coming from old-growth forests and over half coming from Crown lands over the past 5 years. The forestry unions PPWC and Unifor and conservation groups are calling for an immediate ban on old-growth log exports, progressively higher taxes on second-growth log exports to support domestic mills, and policies to support sustainable, value-added forestry in rural and First Nations communities. 

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SFU Slideshow on BC's Endangered Old-Growth Forests!

SFU Slideshow on BC's Endangered Old-Growth Forests!
Ancient Forest Alliance, February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017
3:30 - 5:00 pm
AQ 2104
SFU Burnaby Campus

See a spectacular slideshow by the Ancient Forest Alliance's TJ Watt about the ecology, geography, and policies surrounding BC's endangered old-growth forests. Watt will show amazing photos of the Avatar Grove, Flores Island in Clayoquot Sound, Big Lonely Doug, Cheewhat Giant, Red Creek Fir, Walbran Valley, Eden Grove, Horne Mountain above Cathedral Grove, and the Echo Lake Ancient Forest.  Find out what YOU can do to help protect these ancient forests in the lead-up to the May provincial election! Hosted by the SFU Ancient Forest Committee.

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NEW Documentary ‘No Degree of Scarcity’ (by Joe Callander) about Big Lonely Doug & Vancouver Island Old-Growth Logging

NEW Documentary ‘No Degree of Scarcity’ (by Joe Callander) about Big Lonely Doug & Vancouver Island Old-Growth Logging
Ancient Forest Alliance, February 16, 2017

Check out this new 8 minute documentary, "No Degree of Scarcity" about Big Lonely Doug and old-growth logging on Vancouver Island by renowned US filmmaker Joe Callander. Callander came to Vancouver Island for a brief stint to follow Ancient Forest Alliance activists Ken Wu and TJ Watt through the clearcut around Big Lonely Doug (Canada's 2nd largest Douglas-fir) by Edinburgh Mountain and to the Walbran Valley, talked with Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce president Dan Hager, and filmed Ken writing a media release. 

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THANKS to the Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)!

THANKS to the Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)!
Ancient Forest Alliance, February 16, 2017

THANKS to the Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) for recently supporting the Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) again most generously in our efforts to expand support among "non-traditional allies" including businesses, faith groups, forestry workers, and many others. The MEC and their hundreds of employees have been one of the great supporters of the Ancient Forest Alliance and our campaigns to protect BC's endangered old-growth forests since our earliest years! See their website at: www.MEC.ca

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'No' to industrial mining and logging, say Ahousaht Ha'wiih

'No' to industrial mining and logging, say Ahousaht Ha'wiih
Ha-Shilth-Sa - Denise Titian, January 26, 2017

Here is a key article about the recent Ahousaht land use plan vision in the Nuu-cha-nulth newspaper "Ha-shilth-sa"!

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Ahousaht First Nation applauded for logging ban
Environmentalists are applauding a move by the Ahousaht First Nation to ban mining and clear cutting in favour of sustainable development and conservation
CHEK News - Tess van Straaten, January 28, 2017

Here's a video and article in CHEK News about the Ahousaht First Nation's recent announcement of their land use plan vision in their territory.

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