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is a British Columbian organization working to protect the endangered old-growth forests of BC and to ensure sustainable forestry jobs in the province. It was founded in January of 2010 and is run by BC environmental activists Ken Wu, TJ Watt, Joan Varley, and Hannah Carpendale. more ...


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Not All Is Well In B.C.'s Woods

Not All Is Well In B.C.'s Woods
Huffington Post Blog - TJ Watt, November 21, 2014

"It might surprise you to learn that there is a place just a few hours from Victoria, B.C. that is home to Canada's version of the American redwoods. It's a place where you can walk amongst groves of centuries-old trees, some with trunks as wide as your living room; where you can swim in pools of emerald-green water by the base of cascading waterfalls; where bears, cougars, and wolves still roam the wild, rugged, temperate rainforest as they have for millennia. And it may come as more of surprise to learn that its days could now be numbered unless something is done to finally protect it."

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Taped trees in Walbran valley a red flag for environmental group

Taped trees in Walbran valley a red flag for environmental group
Times Colonist - Sarah Petrescu, November 20, 2014

Conservationists are concerned a pristine area of old-growth forest near Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park is under threat after spotting logging and surveying tape in the area. “This is a nationally significant area with some of Canada’s grandest forests,” said Ken Wu from the Ancient Forest Alliance.
 

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VIDEO: Old-growth forest at risk of logging on Vancouver Island

VIDEO: Old-growth forest at risk of logging on Vancouver Island
Global TV, November 20, 2014

Global TV News interviewing the AFA's Ken Wu about the threat of potential old-growth logging in the heart of Vancouver Island's Walbran Valley, where survey tape was recently discovered.

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Taped trees in Vancouver Island's Walbran valley a red flag for environmental group

Taped trees in Vancouver Island's Walbran valley a red flag for environmental group
Vancouver Sun - Sarah Petrescu, November 21, 2014

Conservationists are concerned a pristine area of old-growth forest near Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park is under threat after spotting logging and surveying tape in the area. “This is a nationally significant area with some of Canada’s grandest forests,” said Ken Wu from the Ancient Forest Alliance.

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Canada's grandest old-growth rainforest at risk from logging, survey tape discovered

Canada's grandest old-growth rainforest at risk from logging, survey tape discovered
One of Canada's most iconic rainforests is under threat as signs of logging have been discovered in the Upper Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island.
Vancouver Observer, November 19, 2014

“Because of the ideal growing conditions in the region, Canada’s temperate rainforests reach their most magnificent proportions in the Walbran and Carmanah Valleys,” stated Ancient Forest Alliance campaigner and photographer TJ Watt. "It's our version of America's redwoods. Unfortunately, the upper half of the Walbran Valley remains open for logging. The area currently threatened, as well as the Castle Grove, constitute the most ecologically significant and intact sections left in the Upper Walbran Valley. They must be protected."

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Canada’s Grandest Rainforest at Risk from Old-growth Logging as Survey Tape is discovered in the Heart of the Walbran Valley

Canada’s Grandest Rainforest at Risk from Old-growth Logging as Survey Tape is discovered in the Heart of the Walbran Valley
Media Release - Ancient Forest Alliance, November 19, 2014

Port Renfrew, British Columbia - One of Canada’s most iconic and grandest old-growth temperate rainforests is under threat as signs of potential logging have been discovered in the heart of the Upper Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island. Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) activists TJ Watt and Jackie Korn recently documented survey tape marked “Falling Boundary” and “Road Location” in the Central Walbran Ancient Forest, one of the last, largely-intact sections of the unprotected portion of the valley.

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The Style of Support

The Style of Support
Ancient Forest Alliance, November 14, 2014

Inspire Hair Design will be donating $1 from every hair service rendered this November to our campaign to protect BC's endangered old-growth ecosystems! Thanks to Inspire Hair Design for being inspired to help the forests! http://inspirehairdesign.ca/

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THANK YOU to Patagonia Victoria!

THANK YOU to Patagonia Victoria!
Ancient Forest Alliance, November 13, 2014

Thanks to Patagonia Victoria (616 Yates St., Victoria), the outdoor clothing and accessories stores, for choosing the Ancient Forest Alliance as the recipient of its 1% For The Planet contribution, where 1% of the store's gross sales goes to a local environmental organization. The photo of Big Lonely Doug, being scaled by a tree-climber, taken by the AFA's TJ Watt, is also up on the store wall for thousands of customers to see! We are most grateful for their support - don't miss their Grand Opening weekend this Saturday and Sunday, November 15-16 (616 Yates St., 10 am to 6 pm) with plenty of specials,
giveaways, and an Ancient Forest Alliance booth. See their website:
http://www.patagoniaelements.ca/store/content/28/Victoria/

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THANK YOU  to LUSH, MEC, Patagonia, and the Evergreen Foundation

THANK YOU to LUSH, MEC, Patagonia, and the Evergreen Foundation
Ancient Forest Alliance, November 13, 2014

The Ancient Forest Alliance is most grateful for the major support of ethical companies and foundations in helping our organization continue our work to protect BC's endangered old-growth forests and to ensure a sustainable, second-growth forest industry. We are giving great THANKS to LUSH, MEC, Patagonia, and the Evergreen Foundation for their support!

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Reexamining the Forest

Reexamining the Forest
Mark Wyatt, November 1, 2014

Here's a great new video about measuring the ecosystem services of Vancouver Island's old-growth forests, including for First Nations cultural uses!

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