All-star naturalists Darren and Claudia Copley chatting with folks at the the giant bigleaf maple tree near the start of last year's walk at Royal Roads University.

Mon. July 22, Greater Victoria’s Finest Ancient Forest Walk! Fundraiser

Nature Walk and Fundraiser for the Ancient Forest Alliance with Victoria Natural History Society president Darren Copley and Royal BC Museum collections manager Claudia Copley, and with the Ancient Forest Alliance’s Ken Wu and TJ Watt through the Spectacular ROYAL ROADS ANCIENT FOREST!

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Hikers walk through the Avatar Grove during last year's Biodiversity Hike.

Hike at Avatar Grove – Boardwalk Fundraiser! Sunday, July 21st.

Join Darren Copley, Victoria Natural History Society president, and Claudia Copley, Royal BC Museum entomology collections manager, BC spider expert Dr. Robb Bennett, and Ancient Forest Alliance organizers Ken Wu and TJ Watt on Sunday, July 21st for a fantastic forest hike. You'll learn about the plants and wildlife of our old-growth forests, see the progress of the boardwalk so far and find out how you can help support the completion of this important project!

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AFA's Ken Wu with a giant old-growth Douglas-fir tree in Stanley Park.

Stanley Park Old-Growth Forest Walk and Fundraiser! July 25th, 7:00-8:30pm

Join the Ancient Forest Alliance's Ken Wu, TJ Watt, and Hannah Carpendale for a guided nature walk to some of the largest old-growth redcedars, Douglas-firs, grand firs, and bigleaf maples left in the Lower Mainland! Learn about the ecology, plants, and animals that inhabit this forest.

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Tall Tree Music Festival – We have tickets!!

$130 gets you access to 3 days of awesome fun and music from nearly 70 talented artists! Proceeds from our ticket sales go to the AFA with a huge thanks to the Tall Tree Society for their support. Please send us an e-mail if you're interested in purchasing some and to arrange ticket pickup in Victoria!

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A collage of images featuring various sections of the Avatar Grove boardwalk completed over the May Long Weekend.

Hike at Avatar Grove – Boardwalk Fundraiser! Sunday June, 23rd

Join Ancient Forest Alliance organizers Ken Wu and TJ Watt on Sunday, June 23rd for a fantastic forest hike. You'll get the chance to see the progress of the boardwalk so far and find out how you can help support the completion of this important project!

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Old-Growth Douglas Fir and Cedar

Sonora Island & the Great Bear Rainforest: Protecting What Remains

Sonora Island is the ‘tail-end’ of the Great Bear Rainforest (or depending on your orientation, it’s the head of the Great Bear).  It’s around 160 square kilometers of primarily mountainous terrain, and mostly under forest cover. Homes are sporadically located along its coastline with access by boat and floatplane only. It’s part of unceded aboriginal traditional territories of three First Nations.

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Thank you to LUSH Handmade Cosmetics for their Charity Pot support!

The Ancient Forest Alliance would like to thank LUSH Handmade Cosmetics for the contribution made through their "Charity Pot" grant program. This great support helps us push forward our major provincial campaign to protect endangered old-growth forests and ensure sustainable second-growth forestry in BC. The Charity Pot program works to fund a diversity of grassroots organizations including ones such as Sea Shepherd.

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Drop in Employment in BC’s Forestry Sector

The following is a graph from Statistics Canada showing the steep decline in forestry employment levels in British Columbia that took place most dramatically during the reign of the BC Liberal Party from 2001 until 2013 (2011 is the last year shown in this graph).

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