Conservationists welcome old-growth panel report and positive first steps by BC government to address old-growth crisis
Victoria BC – The Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) is celebrating the BC government’s announcement today that it will defer logging in nine areas, including world-famous Clayoquot Sound, and protect some of BC’s biggest trees while it works to develop a new provincial approach to old-growth management. But they say much more work urgently needs to […]
The TyeeSeptember 11, 2020 The province matches its much-anticipated report with new protections. But some ancient forests are still at risk. B.C. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson today announced the deferral of old-growth logging within more than 350,000 hectares as well as the protection of up to 1,500 giant trees. The move came in response to […]
The Canadian PressSeptember 11, 2020 The British Columbia government says it’s taking a new and more all-encompassing approach to protecting the province’s old-growth forests. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson says the government wants to break from the past _ when forestry decisions led to confrontations _ and fully involve environmental groups, Indigenous leaders, forest companies, labour […]
A third blockade has been set up on Edinburgh Mountain to stop logging corporation Teal-Jones from road building and logging in ancient forests in unceded Pacheedaht territory near Port Renfrew. Read on for more details.
See our latest photo gallery highlighting old-growth logging and road building by Teal-Jones in the Granite Creek watershed near Port Renfrew, BC.
CBC News British ColumbiaAugust 14, 2020 Protesters want the B.C. government to release recent review of old-growth forests in the province Protesters have spent nearly a week blockading a logging road near Port Renfrew in an effort to defend what they say is the last unlogged watershed on southern Vancouver Island, outside of protected parks. “Enough […]
The Williams Lake TribuneAugust 14th, 2020 9.5-foot-wide yellow cedar measured by Ancient Forest Alliance campaigners in Fairy Creek watershed Government and company officials continue to avoid comment as an environmental blockade near Port Renfrew reached its fifth day Friday. Attempts by Black Press media to speak to representatives of logging company Teal Jones and area […]
Chek News5pm Newscast – August 13, 2020 Skip ahead to 7:41 to watch this Chek News segment about the blockade to protect the at-risk headwaters of the Fairy Creek valley near Port Renfrew in Pacheedaht territory. Fairy Creek is the last, unlogged valley outside of a park on southern Vancouver Island, and it’s currently under […]
See our latest photo gallery featuring Fairy Creek, the last unlogged old-growth valley on southern Vancouver Island (outside of parks) near Port Renfrew in Pacheedaht territory that’s at-risk of future logging by Teal Jones: https://www.ancientforestalliance.org/photos/fairy-creek-headwaters/
Massive old-growth yellow cedars, including Canada’s ninth-widest, under threat in one of Vancouver Island’s last intact valleys
Take action for ancient forests! Send an instant message to the BC government today. Rare old-growth trees in Fairy Creek headwaters near Port Renfrew, where protesters have been blockading Teal-Jones’ road building efforts since Monday, at risk of logging unless BC government intervenes. Victoria, BC – Conservationists with the Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) have identified […]