For Vancouver Island’s old-growth explorers, naming trees is a delight – but saving them is a challenge
Check out this Globe and Mail article featuring the Endangered Ecosystems Alliance’s Ken Wu and the AFA’s TJ Watt, who recently located nearly two dozen(!) groves of spectacular but mostly unprotected old-growth Sitka spruce forest in the San Juan Valley in unceded Pacheedaht territory near Port Renfrew.
The Ministry of Forests is denying the findings of its own investigation: that BC Timber Sales’ logging in the Nahmint Valley is breaking the BC government’s already inadequate rules for old-growth protection. Full story here.
Check out this great Weather Network video about BC’s endangered old-growth forests, featuring the AFA’s TJ Watt, Big Lonely Doug (Canada’s 2nd largest Douglas-fir tree), and nearby Eden Grove in Pacheedaht territory near Port Renfrew.
The AFA’s Andrea Inness was interviewed on CFAX last week about the damning results of the Ministry of Forests investigation into BC Timber Sales’ logging of old-growth forests in Nahmint Valley. Hear her breakdown of the findings, what they mean, and how the BC government should respond. Listen to the full interview here
Watch this Global News story, where Forests Minister Doug Donaldson manages to dodge responsibility for BC Timber Sales’ non-compliance in the Nahmint Valley.
‘Indicative of a truly corrupt system’: government investigation reveals BC Timber Sales violating old-growth logging rules
Read Judith Lavoie’s excellent article in the Narwhal about BC Timber Sales’ failure to meet the Province’s low standards for old-growth management in the Nahmint Valley, home to some of Earth’s largest and oldest trees located in Hupacasath and Tseshaht territory near Port Alberni.
Douglas Magazine (Vancouver Island’s business magazine) recently published this piece about the AFA’s work to protect old-growth forests, the rise of “Tall Tree Tourism” on Vancouver Island, the negative impacts of raw log exports, and opportunities for BC to transition to a value-added, second-growth forest industry.
Judith Lavoie’s July article in The Narwhal appeared in the Times Colonist this weekend, exposing the utter failure of the BC government’s logging agency, BC Timber Sales, to appropriately and responsibly manage BC’s unique and endangered ancient forests. View the full article here!