New Old Growth Protections More Symbolic than Symbiotic, Environmentalists Say

Read this article in The Tyee about the BC government’s recent announcement around the protection of 54 of BC’s biggest trees, featuring interviews with the AFA’s Andrea Inness, Forest Ecologist Andy McKinnon and Sierra Club BC’s Jens Wieting.

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NDP announces plan to protect old-growth trees

Watch this Global News piece featuring interviews with Endangered Ecosystems Alliance’s Ken Wu, the AFA’s Andrea Inness, and Sierra Club BC’s Jens Wieting about the BC government’s plan to protect 54 of BC’s biggest trees and develop an old-growth management strategy.

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B.C. announces protection for old-growth trees

Watch this CTV News clip about the BC government’s announcement that it will protect 54 old-growth trees on the BC Big Tree Registry and create a panel to make recommendations on old-growth management.

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Forests minister says 54 of the province’s largest trees will be protected

Check out this Times Colonist article with responses from Green Party MLA Adam Olsen and the AFA’s Andrea Inness to yesterday’s announcement by the BC government that it will protect 54 of BC’s biggest trees on the Big Tree Registry and create a panel to make recommendations on old-growth management.

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Big Lonely Doug among largest old-growth trees now on protection list

Check out this piece in the Sooke News Mirror about the BC government’s announcement to protect 54 old-growth trees on the BC Big Tree Registry, featuring responses from the AFA’s Andrea Inness and Ken Wu of the Endangered Ecosystems Alliance

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Conservationists Welcome NDP Government’s Big Tree Protection Announcement, Set Sights on More Comprehensive Old-Growth Plan

On July 17, the BC NDP government announced it will protect 54 of the biggest trees listed on the BC Big Tree Registry with buffer zones. The AFA welcomes the NDP government’s announcement and hopes for more comprehensive, science-based old-growth forest protection under the BC government’s proposed old-growth strategy.

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UBC scientists find high mutation rates generating genetic diversity within huge, old-growth trees

UBC NewsJuly 8th, 2019 Study provides clues on how trees evolve to survive The towering, hundreds of years old Sitka spruce trees growing in the heart of Vancouver Island’s Carmanah Valley appear placid and unchanging. In reality, each one is packed to the rafters with evolutionary potential. UBC researchers scraped bark and collected needles from […]

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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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Avatar Grove with BC KAIROS Rolling Justice Bus

The AFA’s TJ Watt and forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon joined the BC KAIROS Rolling Justice Bus at Avatar Grove on day one of a four day tour to explore Vancouver Island’s most spectacular ancient forests!

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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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