Environmental group calls on province to preserve old-growth forests

Cowichan Valley CitizenDecember 14, 2020 Points to clear cutting along Haddon Creek as shocking Conservationists with the Ancient Forest Alliance are urging the province to immediately halt logging in B.C.’s most at-risk old-growth forests. The alliance also wants the Horgan NDP government to commit funding for old-growth protection following the destruction of some of Vancouver […]

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In photos: see old-growth go from stand to stump on B.C.’s Vancouver Island

The NarwhalDecember 10th, 2020 Between April and November, a grove of ancient trees was felled in the Caycuse watershed on Ditidaht Territory, pointing to the breakneck pace of clearcut logging across the province Photographer TJ Watt has seen more than his fair share of clearcuts through his work for the Ancient Forest Alliance.  Still, the […]

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Photography campaign shows the grim aftermath of logging in Canada’s fragile forests

AFA’s TJ Watt was interviewed by The Guardian about the logging of ancient cedars in the Caycuse Valley & the ongoing destruction of BC’s endangered old-growth in the face of a global environmental emergency. Read more…

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Conservationists demand fast action from B.C.’s new forestry minister on protection for old-growth trees

CBC News British ColumbiaNovember 29, 2020 Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay-West, was appointed this week as B.C.’s forestry minister Stark photos released this week by a conservation group pushing hard for the province to protect what remains of B.C.’s largest and oldest trees is just one point of pressure the province’s new forestry minister is […]

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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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