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 […]
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 […]
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…
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]