On International Day of Forests, conservation groups call on B.C. government to immediately halt logging of last intact old-growth areas
Environmental organizations Ancient Forest Alliance, Sierra Club BC and the Wilderness Committee are calling on the B.C. government to stop issuing logging permits in B.C.’s last remaining intact old-growth forest “hotspots” and endangered old-growth ecosystems and to implement legislation to protect endangered ancient forests. The call coincides with the International Day of Forests (March 21), declared by the United Nations as a day on which to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of Earth’s forests.
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.
Conservationists disappointed Budget 2019 fails to prioritize protection of endangered old-growth forests
The Ancient Forest Alliance is disappointed the NDP government’s provincial budget, released yesterday, fails to allocate urgently needed funding for the protection of endangered old-growth forests.
Read on for our full response.
Victoria City Council unanimously adopts resolution calling for the protection of Vancouver Island’s old-growth forests
Victoria City Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Thursday calling on the BC government to protect Vancouver Island’s endangered old-growth forests, starting with a moratoria on old-growth logging, and to work with First Nations, local communities, labour organizations, and industry to pursue a transition to a sustainable, second-growth forest industry!
View this CHEK News piece about one of Canada’s most magnificent old-growth forests, Mossome Grove, featuring Ken Wu of Endangered Ecosystems Alliance.
Read this Canadian Press article about the magnificent Mossome (short for ‘mossy’ and ‘awesome’) Grove featured in the Globe and Mail, National Post, and the Toronto Star.
Read this Times Colonist article about the spectacular Mossome Grove, located near Port Renfrew in Pacheedaht territory on Vancouver Island. The 13-hectare grove (not six hectares, as stated in the article) of remarkable old-growth rainforest features near-record-sized Sitka spruce and bigleaf maple trees.
Watch this CTV piece about Mossome Grove, located by conservationists from the Ancient Forest Alliance and Endangered Ecosystems Alliance in October
Read this CBC News article about the magnificent, Mossome Grove, found on Vancouver Island near Port Renfrew.
Conservation groups discover ancient old-growth forest near Port Renfrew: Grove home to record-size Sitka spruce and bigleaf maple trees
Check out this Sooke News Mirror article about Mossome Grove, a spectacular, unprotected grove of near-record-sized Sitka Spruce and giant, moss-covered bigleaf maples on Vancouver Island. Note that the AFA and Endangered Ecosystems Alliance did not ‘discover’ the grove, but were the first to identify and recognize the area for its conservation value.