Government touts 13 million hectares of province’s forests are old growth, but ecologists found only 35,000 hectares support the largest trees The NarwhalJune 4th, 2020 The majority of British Columbia’s productive old-growth forests are gone, and the majority of the old growth remaining is slated to be logged, says an independent study released Thursday by […]
Check out this piece in the Cowichan Valley Citizen on the logging of one of the most spectacular ancient forests on the South Island rivalling Avatar Grove or the Walbran.
See this article in Explore Magazine which features an interview with AFA’s TJ Watt and covers the history of the Avatar Grove campaign, the economic value of standing old-growth forests, and debunks the BC government’s claim that these forests are not endangered. Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce President, Dan Hager, and Spirit of the West […]
Here’s a CBC News article about clearcut logging of ancient forest “hotspot”, Mt. Horne, located above Canada’s most famous old-growth forest, Cathedral Grove.
Watch this Global News piece about recent old-growth
clearcutting on the mountainside above Cathedral Grove, featuring AFA’s Andrea Inness.
Tla-o-qui-aht canoe carver and artist Joe Martin shares valuable insights we can all learn from in his opinion piece in the Tyee.
For Vancouver Island’s old-growth explorers, naming trees is a delight – but saving them is a challenge
Check out this Globe and Mail article featuring the Endangered Ecosystems Alliance’s Ken Wu and the AFA’s TJ Watt, who recently located nearly two dozen(!) groves of spectacular but mostly unprotected old-growth Sitka spruce forest in the San Juan Valley in unceded Pacheedaht territory near Port Renfrew.
The Ministry of Forests is denying the findings of its own investigation: that BC Timber Sales’ logging in the Nahmint Valley is breaking the BC government’s already inadequate rules for old-growth protection. Full story here.