Check out our Facebook photo gallery revealing the fragmentation of the East Creek Valley, one of the very last intact primary watersheds on Vancouver Island until the BC Liberal government allowed the industrial logging of the upper valley starting in 2002 and then the lower valley in 2015 and on. These photos were captured by AFA photographer TJ Watt in the summer and fall of 2015. http://bit.ly/2mXhKQM
After second weekend of hard work, the Lower Loop Trail at the Avatar Grove has been reopened! AFA Boardwalk Coordinator TJ Watt and a team of volunteers spent long hours in wet conditions last weekend, clearing huge debris piles and fallen trees from the trail after a storm damaged the area last October. More work still needs to be done to repair the broken boardwalk and add additional sections in areas that were impacted but it is possible to walk the trail again now. Click here to view our photo gallery of the Avatar Grove trail clean-up: http://bit.ly/2mXtMK2
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/
NEW Documentary “No Degree of Scarcity” (by Joe Callander) about Big Lonely Doug & Vancouver Island Old-Growth Logging
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.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
3:30 – 5:00 pm
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.
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
What have we accomplished? Where are we headed?
2016 has been the most significant and successful year so far for the Ancient Forest Alliance since our founding in 2010! Not only did we grow significantly in 2016 because of your support – allowing us to build greater organizational capacity to achieve the enormous policy shift needed to save BC’s old-growth forests and ensure a sustainable, second-growth forest industry – but we’ve also made enormous leaps in the campaign towards actually achieving these goals.
Please consider the Ancient Forest Alliance as a priority for your final donations in 2016! Our thousand year old ancient forest ecosystems will be most grateful.
THANKS most gratefully to Patagonia Victoria for supporting the Ancient Forest Alliance for a 3rd year with a huge donation yesterday of $2500! The donation comes as part of the participation of Patagonia Victoria/Banff /Calgary of Elements Inc. in the 1% For the Planet program. Patagonia Victoria has also supported the movement to protect old-growth forests in BC by hosting numerous events in their store and helping to mobilize community members. In addition, Patagonia stores everywhere are donating 100% of their sales from Black Friday – worth a whopping $10 million – to environmental groups across the continent! Please show your gratitude to them this Holiday Season!