Earlier this year, we visited the town of Tahsis on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island to explore the McKelvie Valley and learn first-hand from local residents why this rare, intact watershed needs protecting. Watch our latest video to find out what we learned.
Watch this CTV piece about Mossome Grove, located by conservationists from the Ancient Forest Alliance and Endangered Ecosystems Alliance in October
Watch this Global News piece featuring Sierra Club BC’s Jens Wieting about BC’s global responsibility to protect endangered old-growth forests and the need for urgent action by the NDP government.
Thousands of ancient giants, like the enormous redcedar in this film, are being logged in Vancouver Island’s spectacular Nahmint Valley and many more are at risk. Speak up TODAY and send an instant message to the BC government demanding protection for BC’s endangered old-growth forests
Watch this Global News piece about the logging of magnificent ancient forests in the Nahmint Valley near Port Alberni, featuring AFA Campaigner Andrea Inness.
This film is the final in our series commemorating the 25-year anniversary of the Clayoquot Sound protests and presents an overview of the key issues relating to BC’s old-growth forests and the solutions urgently needed to protect them. These solutions, including science-based old-growth protection legislation; policies that ensure sustainable, value-added second-growth forestry; and support for First Nations’ sustainable economic diversification, are entirely possible, but require political will from the NDP government and support from British Columbians from all walks of life.
The argument against old-growth forest protection is typically based on the assumption that ‘locking up’ forests is bad for business. Nothing could be further from the truth.
BC’s old-growth forests play an important role in the province’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world every year and supporting increased sustainable business and employment opportunities in nearby towns.
Watch this important video about the inspiring, cutting-edge, First Nations-led efforts of the Tla-o-qui-aht, Ahousaht, and Hupacasath people to protect Vancouver Island’s old-growth forests. While the BC government has yet to officially recognize and support these Nations’ initiatives, there is hope – with your support for Indigenous conservation efforts.