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 […]
Conservationists demand immediate logging moratoria in light of new research detailing dire state of BC’s old-growth forests
Take action for ancient forests! Send an instant message to the BC government today. Victoria, BC – Conservationists with the Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) are renewing their calls for the BC government to immediately halt logging in endangered old-growth forest ecosystems and intact ‘hotspots’ in the wake of an alarming new report depicting the critical […]
The AFA is pleased to announce Celina Starnes has been appointed as the new Chair of the AFA Board of Directors.
After joining the board in 2019, Celina assumed the role of Chair in April, taking over from AFA co-founder and former executive director, Ken Wu, who will remain as a board member at large as he dedicates more time to his new organization, the Endangered Ecosystems Alliance.
In March 2020, the AFA identified a spectacular grove ancient giants along Loup Creek near Port Renfrew in Pacheedaht territory. This region was heavily logged in the 1970s and 80s, save for a strip of old-growth along the river. Most of the old-growth that remains today along Loup Creek is protected within an Old Growth […]
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.
In April 2020, Ancient Forest Alliance campaigner and photographer TJ Watt explored and documented old-growth logging totalling over 70 hectares along Haddon Creek in Ditidaht Territory and found monumental redcedar trees over 11 feet in diameter cut down. Some of these trees had previously been photographed by him while still standing. Without question, this is […]
Logging of BC’s grandest ancient forests continues as Old-growth Strategic Review panel submits recommendations to Province
Conservationists with the Ancient Forest Alliance are calling for both immediate and longer-term steps to protect old-growth following the logging of some of Vancouver Island’s grandest ancient forests along Haddon Creek in the Caycuse River watershed.
While further exploring Eden Grove in Pacheedaht territory earlier this year, the AFA’s TJ Watt located another epic stand of ancient giants!
Looking for something to pass the time while self-isolating? Check out some of our favourite ancient forest videos! 🌲🎥
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 […]