ACTION ALERT: Have Your Say on Changes to BC’s Forest Practices Legislation

Right now, we have a MAJOR opportunity to influence changes to BC’s key forest practices legislation to protect endangered old-growth forests! Please SPEAK UP and submit your feedback online before July 15th.

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ACTION ALERT: Speak up for Ancient Forests. Submit your Feedback on Budget 2020 Before June 28th!

The BC government is seeking recommendations for the 2020 provincial budget until Friday, June 28th. This presents a golden opportunity to request funding for old-growth forest protection! Please submit your feedback (using our prepared submission) today!

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ACTION ALERT: Tell the BC government to protect the old-growth forests next to Juan de Fuca Provincial Park!

Send a message and/or make a phone call to the BC Government demanding the protection of old-growth forests adjacent to Juan de Fuca Provincial Park!

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ACTION ALERT: Send a message and help protect spectacular Jurassic Grove!

The licensee with logging rights to the most spectacular sections of Jurassic Grove is accepting public feedback on their logging plans. Please send a message by 5pm Monday, March 4th, asking for the remaining unprotected sections of Jurassic Grove to be added to adjacent Old Growth Management Areas.

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Ancient Forest Alliance campaigner and photographer TJ Watt stands among towering old-growth Douglas-fir trees in Metchosin.

ACTION ALERT: Support Expanded Protection of the Endangered Coastal Douglas-Fir ecosystem in British Columbia!

The BC government is seeking YOUR INPUT on their proposal to increase the amount of Coastal Douglas-Fir ecosystem protected on public (Crown) lands on Vancouver Island’s southeast coast and in the southern Gulf Islands.

The Coastal Douglas-Fir (CDF) ecosystem is home to the highest number of species at risk in BC and, with less than four percent of the region’s ecosystems currently protected by the province, the proposed protection measures are greatly needed. But by themselves, they're not sufficient to halt the loss of biodiversity from the region. 

Please take just a couple minutes to WRITE to the BC government, telling them you support their proposal to expand protections in the endangered Coastal Douglas-Fir ecosystem on Vancouver Island and in the Gulf Islands!

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Old-growth logging in 2017 - Edinburgh Mt

ACTION ALERT: Tell your MLA to stand up for BC’s ancient forests and forestry jobs!

Write, phone, and/or meet with your provincial Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and ask them to support ancient forest protection and sustainable, second-growth forestry. Since coming to power, the BC NDP government hasn’t made any concrete policies to protect ancient forests or to ensure a sustainable, second-growth forest industry, despite promising in their 2017 election […]

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Talking Points for Meetings with Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs)

Your MLA may or may not be well-informed on the need to protect endangered old-growth forests and to ensure sustainable second-growth forestry jobs. When meeting them, share your concerns, outline the basic information we’ve provided, and try to convince them to take a favourable stance if they haven’t already. You should also be prepared to discuss some key issues of concern your MLA is likely to point out. Below are some topics your MLA might bring up and how you can address them.

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ACTION ALERT: Please Write your Mayor & Council to Support a Natural Lands Acquisition Fund ("Resolution B128"), going up for vote this week at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) AGM Sept.26 to 30!

The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) will be voting at their AGM this week on a motion asking the BC government to implement an annual provincial fund to purchase and protect endangered natural spaces on private lands using the accumulated unredeemed beverage container deposits, estimated to be worth $10 to $15 million/ year in BC (see Resolution B128, sponsored by Highlands: http://www.ubcm.ca/assets/Resolutions~and~Policy/Resolutions/2016_UBCM_Resolutions.pdf). Earlier this year the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC), representing 53 local governments, passed the resolution, and now it's time to snowball the support from municipalities across BC to pressure the provincial government!

Please WRITE an EMAIL to your mayor and council to express your support for this motion – see HERE for details!

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