New Old Growth Protections More Symbolic than Symbiotic, Environmentalists Say

Read this article in The Tyee about the BC government’s recent announcement around the protection of 54 of BC’s biggest trees, featuring interviews with the AFA’s Andrea Inness, Forest Ecologist Andy McKinnon and Sierra Club BC’s Jens Wieting.

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NDP announces plan to protect old-growth trees

Watch this Global News piece featuring interviews with Endangered Ecosystems Alliance’s Ken Wu, the AFA’s Andrea Inness, and Sierra Club BC’s Jens Wieting about the BC government’s plan to protect 54 of BC’s biggest trees and develop an old-growth management strategy.

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B.C. announces protection for old-growth trees

Watch this CTV News clip about the BC government’s announcement that it will protect 54 old-growth trees on the BC Big Tree Registry and create a panel to make recommendations on old-growth management.

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Forests minister says 54 of the province’s largest trees will be protected

Check out this Times Colonist article with responses from Green Party MLA Adam Olsen and the AFA’s Andrea Inness to yesterday’s announcement by the BC government that it will protect 54 of BC’s biggest trees on the Big Tree Registry and create a panel to make recommendations on old-growth management.

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Big Lonely Doug among largest old-growth trees now on protection list

Check out this piece in the Sooke News Mirror about the BC government’s announcement to protect 54 old-growth trees on the BC Big Tree Registry, featuring responses from the AFA’s Andrea Inness and Ken Wu of the Endangered Ecosystems Alliance

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UBC scientists find high mutation rates generating genetic diversity within huge, old-growth trees

UBC NewsJuly 8th, 2019 Study provides clues on how trees evolve to survive The towering, hundreds of years old Sitka spruce trees growing in the heart of Vancouver Island’s Carmanah Valley appear placid and unchanging. In reality, each one is packed to the rafters with evolutionary potential. UBC researchers scraped bark and collected needles from […]

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Province-wide rallies to protect old-growth forests

Watch this Global News piece about the day of action for ancient forests where concerned and frustrated British Columbians gathered outside 17 MLA offices across the province to demand protection for endangered old-growth forests and a shift to a sustainable, second-growth industry.

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Premier’s office one of 17 rallies across B.C. calling for protection of old-growth forest

Check out this article in the Sooke News Mirror about a province-wide day of action for ancient forests!

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