Old Forests, New Twist

Tis the season, it would seem, for turmoil in the environmental movement. With run-of-the-river power projects testing the solidarity of green-minded British Columbians, and last summer’s high-profile battle for the leadership of The Land Conservancy, we now have the Western Canada Wilderness Committee announcing the closure of its Victoria storefront and shifting the focus of its Island campaigner to marine issues from old-growth forest protection.

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Backing against a giant Douglas fir in Francis King Regional Park

Old-growth forest activists launch new group

Prolific environmental activists have formed a fledgling old-growth forest watchdog group after parting ways with the Western Canada Wilderness Committee.

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Island forest group strikes out on its own

Veteran activists with the Victoria branch of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee are splitting from the group’s Vancouver headquarters and forming a new organization dedicated to fighting for old-growth forests.

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Wu in the Wild

When last we heard from Ken Wu, the Western Canada Wilderness Committee’s Victoria campaign director had announced he would be stepping aside to travel the world. But those plans have been put on hold, with Mr. Wu launching a new environmental group in response to a wilderness committee decision he says will downsize the campaign against old growth logging on Vancouver Island.

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Local Environmental Activist Takes New Role in Protecting Old Growth Forests

Ken Wu — The former campaign director for the Western Canada Wilderness Committee — and the new head of the Ancient Forest Alliance says there are a million hectares of unprotected old growth forests at risk on BC’s south coast.

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