B.C.’s old-growth forest announcement won’t actually slow down logging: critics

Note: Last week we welcomed the release of the Old Growth Strategic Review panel’s long-anticipated report, which includes strong recommendations to protect old-growth forests & overhaul BC’s forest management regime.We also welcomed logging deferrals in 9 areas across BC, but closer inspection reveals that some of those areas were already deferred or have little at-risk, […]

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Red Cedar: The Amazing Giving Tree

Here’s the first in series of articles by Serena Renner that take a deep dive into the ‘tree of life’, western redcedar.
“Its future in doubt, no other tree has provided such abundance and identity for northwest peoples, or such habitat and carbon storage in the forest.”
Read on to learn more & see some photos from AFA’s TJ Watt.

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B.C taking new approach to preserving old-growth forests

My Campbell River NowSeptember 12, 2020 The province is taking a new, holistic approach as a first step for the benefit of its old-growth forests. This will include the protection of nine areas throughout the province, totalling almost 353,000 hectares. In a break from the divisive practices of the past, the government plans to engage […]

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BC Says Preserving Biodiversity Now Guides Logging Policies

The TyeeSeptember 11, 2020 The province matches its much-anticipated report with new protections. But some ancient forests are still at risk. B.C. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson today announced the deferral of old-growth logging within more than 350,000 hectares as well as the protection of up to 1,500 giant trees. The move came in response to […]

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B.C. moves to end divisive old growth forest policies, protects nine areas

The Canadian PressSeptember 11, 2020 The British Columbia government says it’s taking a new and more all-encompassing approach to protecting the province’s old-growth forests. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson says the government wants to break from the past _ when forestry decisions led to confrontations _ and fully involve environmental groups, Indigenous leaders, forest companies, labour […]

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Blockades halt logging road construction into untouched watershed

A third blockade has been set up on Edinburgh Mountain to stop logging corporation Teal-Jones from road building and logging in ancient forests in unceded Pacheedaht territory near Port Renfrew. Read on for more details.

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Activists continue blockade of logging road on Vancouver Island to protect giant cedar

CBC News British ColumbiaAugust 14, 2020 Protesters want the B.C. government to release recent review of old-growth forests in the province Protesters have spent nearly a week blockading a logging road near Port Renfrew in an effort to defend what they say is the last unlogged watershed on southern Vancouver Island, outside of protected parks.  “Enough […]

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Protesters showcase massive old yellow cedar as Port Renfrew area forest blockade continues

The Williams Lake TribuneAugust 14th, 2020 9.5-foot-wide yellow cedar measured by Ancient Forest Alliance campaigners in Fairy Creek watershed Government and company officials continue to avoid comment as an environmental blockade near Port Renfrew reached its fifth day Friday. Attempts by Black Press media to speak to representatives of logging company Teal Jones and area […]

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