Chek News- Fairy Creek

Chek News5pm Newscast – August 13, 2020 Skip ahead to 7:41 to watch this Chek News segment about the blockade to protect the at-risk headwaters of the Fairy Creek valley near Port Renfrew in Pacheedaht territory. Fairy Creek is the last, unlogged valley outside of a park on southern Vancouver Island, and it’s currently under […]

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Protesters block logging road near Port Renfrew

Times Colonist August 12, 2020 Tape is seen in an old-growth forest in an image in a video provided by protesters who want to prevent Teal Jones from logging in the Fairy Creek Valley. About 20 protesters have blocked a logging road near Port Renfrew, vowing they will stay until old-growth forests in a critical […]

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APTN NEWS- Fairy Creek

Check out this APTN News piece about the current blockade to stop Teal Jones from logging Fairy Creek, the last unlogged watershed in the San Juan river system and probably the last unprotected intact watershed on southern Vancouver Island. (Skip ahead to 1:33 to watch the segment). Endangered ancient forests like those surrounding Fairy Creek […]

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Hunger Strike Ends, but Old Growth Battle Just Beginning, Say Protesters

Lack of response from government led Nanaimo duo to give up fast after two weeks. The TyeeAugust 11, 2020 Two Nanaimo men have ended their hunger strike in protest of old growth logging but vow the fight to change government policy will continue. James Darling and Robert Fuller ended their strike at a weekend rally after two […]

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Battle of Fairy Creek: blockade launched to save Vancouver Island old-growth

Independent activists have launched a blockade to stop Teal Jones from road building and logging in the spectacular, intact Fairy Creek watershed in Pacheedaht territory near Port Renfrew.

The group are calling on the NDP government to release the Old Growth Strategic Review panel’s recommendations on how BC should best manage old-growth and to enact immediate moratoria for Vancouver Island’s remaining ancient forests.

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Most of B.C.’s massive old trees are ghosts, existing only on paper

Most of British Columbia’s old-growth forests of big trees live only on maps, and what’s left on the ground is fast disappearing, a team of independent scientists has found.

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Scientists conclude B.C.’s count of old-growth forest greatly overestimated

Vancouver SunJune 9, 2020 An independent report by a trio of scientists warns that the tiny amount of old-growth forest remaining in B.C. is in peril if the province doesn’t implement sweeping policies to protect it. The report, released last month by Karen Price, Rachel Holt and Dave Daust, was done to aide the province’s Old […]

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B.C. vastly overestimates size of its old-growth forest, independent researchers say

CBC News British ColumbiaJune 4th, 2020 Self-published report concludes most old growth areas counted by province are small alpine or boggy forests A team of independent researchers claim in a new report that the province’s accounting of old growth trees is vastly larger than the actual number of trees most people would consider old growth, namely coniferous giants. The three […]

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