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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New Old-Growth Clearcut Mars the Scenery from the Popular Gordon River Bridge at Avatar Grove

Before-and-after images taken by conservationists with the Ancient Forest Alliance highlight the destructive impacts of recent clearcut logging by the Teal Jones Group on Edinburgh Mountain, a “hotspot” of high conservation, scenic, and recreational value near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island.

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Province-wide rallies to protect old-growth forests

Watch this Global News piece about the day of action for ancient forests where concerned and frustrated British Columbians gathered outside 17 MLA offices across the province to demand protection for endangered old-growth forests and a shift to a sustainable, second-growth industry.

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Premier’s office one of 17 rallies across B.C. calling for protection of old-growth forest

Check out this article in the Sooke News Mirror about a province-wide day of action for ancient forests!

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Now Hiring: Canvass Field Manager (Vancouver)

Join our team! We are seeking a Field Manager to lead, grow, and motivate the AFA’s Vancouver canvass team to reach our supporters throughout the Lower Mainland!

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AFA’s Youth Supporters

We find inspiration knowing that younger generations are taking action to learn about and protect BC’s ancient forests as our now and future leaders. We’d like to send a shout-out to some of these amazing youth! Thank you very much to Fiona and Melody for organizing a ‘Toonie Party’ for their 10th birthday, which raised […]

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