The future of BC’s ancient forests hangs in the balance of decisions made today

While the NDP government deliberates on the future of BC’s endangered old-growth forests, logging of ancient trees continues at a shocking pace across the island. Teal-Jones is one of the worst offenders, with dozens of old-growth cutblocks spread out across the Walbran, Caycuse, and Gordon River Valleys. They’ve also begun road construction adjacent to the […]

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ACTION ALERT: Have your say on BC’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan.

Until Tues, July 21st, British Columbians can submit their input on the BC government’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan. This presents a critical opportunity to call for investments in environmental protection and the transition to a green economy, including sustainable, second-growth forestry, as the province works to “build back better”. Speak up today.

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Photo Gallery: Taylor River Valley – Old-Growth Under Threat

See our latest photo gallery exposing BC Timber Sales’ plans to auction off nearly 200 football fields worth of old-growth forest in the Taylor River Valley near Port Alberni.

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Employment Opportunity: Victoria Canvass Director

The Ancient Forest Alliance is seeking a dedicated Canvass Director to drive our fundraising and awareness-raising efforts in the Greater Victoria Region. Read on for position details and how to apply.

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ACTION ALERT: Speak up for ancient forests. Submit your feedback on Budget 2021 by June 26th!

Right now until 5:00 pm, Friday, June 26th, the BC government is seeking input from British Columbians on their priorities for the 2021 provincial budget. This is a critical opportunity for us to request funding for old-growth forest protection! Budget 2021 will set the tone for a post-COVID-19 BC. With $1.5 billion in stimulus spending, […]

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Most of B.C.’s massive old trees are ghosts, existing only on paper

Most of British Columbia’s old-growth forests of big trees live only on maps, and what’s left on the ground is fast disappearing, a team of independent scientists has found.

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Scientists conclude B.C.’s count of old-growth forest greatly overestimated

Vancouver SunJune 9, 2020 An independent report by a trio of scientists warns that the tiny amount of old-growth forest remaining in B.C. is in peril if the province doesn’t implement sweeping policies to protect it. The report, released last month by Karen Price, Rachel Holt and Dave Daust, was done to aide the province’s Old […]

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B.C. vastly overestimates size of its old-growth forest, independent researchers say

CBC News British ColumbiaJune 4th, 2020 Self-published report concludes most old growth areas counted by province are small alpine or boggy forests A team of independent researchers claim in a new report that the province’s accounting of old growth trees is vastly larger than the actual number of trees most people would consider old growth, namely coniferous giants. The three […]

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B.C. old-growth data ‘misleading’ public on remaining ancient forest: independent report

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 […]

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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 […]

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