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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Free presentation on old-growth forests

Hosted by the Comox Valley Land Trust, Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections and the Comox Valley Conservation Strategy, The Ancient Forest Alliance will present a slideshow about the ecology, policies and status of BC's old-growth forests as part of the their upcoming tour of key BC communities to promote old-growth protection and sustainable second-growth forestry.

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AFA campaigner and photographer TJ Watt presents at a previous AFA slideshow.

Slideshow in COURTENAY: "BC’s Old-Growth Forests: The Ecology, Status, Policies, and the Campaign for Sustainable Forestry"

When: Wednesday May 8, 2013
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm,
Where: COURTENAY BC, Drama Room, Lake Trail School, 805 Willemar Ave

A joint presentation of the Ancient Forest Alliance with the Comox Valley Conservation Strategy and the Comox Valley Land Trust

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Slideshow Presentation in VICTORIA: "BC’s Inland Temperate Rainforest: Upper Fraser Ancient Cedar Stands – A proposed new World Heritage site in B.C."

When: Thursday May 2, 2013
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: VICTORIA, Ambrosia Centre, 638 Fisgard St
Admission:  $5

Join us to hear about emerging research from the University of Northern BC has highlighted the global rarity of ancient redcedar stands of the upper Fraser River watershed east of Prince George, presented by Dr. Darwyn Coxson, Ecosystem Science and Management Program, UNBC.

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Thank you to Francis Litman and Creatively United for the Planet!

The Ancient Forest Alliance would like to extend a great thank you and congratulations to Francis Litman and all the organizers and volunteers that made Creatively United for the Planet such a success this past Earth Day weekend. The family-friendly event drew out thousands of folks who were able to visit the more than 70 vendor booths and learn more about sustainability and creative ways to help the planet. It's through building a broad-based, large-scale movement that we will bring about real powerful social and environmental change. Creatively United was a great example of this! Here's to 2014!

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