Thanks to all who were able to join us last night for our livestream event ‘The Future of BC’s Ancient Forests’!
The AFA’s Andrea Inness was interviewed on CFAX last week about the damning results of the Ministry of Forests investigation into BC Timber Sales’ logging of old-growth forests in Nahmint Valley. Hear her breakdown of the findings, what they mean, and how the BC government should respond. Listen to the full interview here
Watch this Global News story, where Forests Minister Doug Donaldson manages to dodge responsibility for BC Timber Sales’ non-compliance in the Nahmint Valley.
BC Timber Sales Continues Old-Growth Logging in Nahmint Valley Despite Government Investigation Showing Nearly Two Decades of Non-Compliance
The BC government’s own logging agency, BC Timber Sales, is failing to comply with the Province’s own inadequate standards for old-growth forest protection, according to a 2018 Ministry of Forests investigation into old-growth logging in the Nahmint Valley near Port Alberni. Read our media release for all the details.
‘Indicative of a truly corrupt system’: government investigation reveals BC Timber Sales violating old-growth logging rules
Read Judith Lavoie’s excellent article in the Narwhal about BC Timber Sales’ failure to meet the Province’s low standards for old-growth management in the Nahmint Valley, home to some of Earth’s largest and oldest trees located in Hupacasath and Tseshaht territory near Port Alberni.
Earlier this year, we visited the town of Tahsis on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island to explore the McKelvie Valley and learn first-hand from local residents why this rare, intact watershed needs protecting. Watch our latest video to find out what we learned.
Douglas Magazine (Vancouver Island’s business magazine) recently published this piece about the AFA’s work to protect old-growth forests, the rise of “Tall Tree Tourism” on Vancouver Island, the negative impacts of raw log exports, and opportunities for BC to transition to a value-added, second-growth forest industry.
Judith Lavoie’s July article in The Narwhal appeared in the Times Colonist this weekend, exposing the utter failure of the BC government’s logging agency, BC Timber Sales, to appropriately and responsibly manage BC’s unique and endangered ancient forests. View the full article here!
Canada’s $175 million investment in nature kicks off conservation projects in every province and territory
The Government of Canada has committed $175 million in spending for 67 conservation initiatives across the country. The Environment Minister also announced that the federal government will soon pledge funding to support Indigenous-led land-use planning and conservation in Clayoquot Sound – the largest intact area of old-growth forest on Vancouver Island.
‘The start of a broader conservation’: 54 big trees are now protected, but old-growth continues to be a major part of logging on the coast
While 54 of BC’s biggest trees will soon receive protection, logging of endangered old-growth forests rages on. Read this Ha-Shilth-Sa article for more details!