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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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AFA Holiday Sales Booths in Victoria and Vancouver - 2015 Calendars, Cards, Posters & More!

AFA Holiday Sales Booths in Victoria and Vancouver - 2015 Calendars, Cards, Posters & More!
Ancient Forest Alliance, December 14, 2014

This Holiday Season, VISIT our AFA SALES BOOTHS, open until December 23, to get our new CALENDARS (2015), CARDS, POSTERS, CERTIFICATES (Adopt-an-Ancient Tree or Grove, Avatar Boardwalk), SHIRTS, STICKERS, and other items (or you can order online at www.ancientforestalliance.org/store.php):

  • In VICTORIA come to our office space in the Dock (#303-3 Fan Tan Alley, access via elevator in the courtyard), Mon. to Sat., 11am-5pm.
  • In VANCOUVER visit our merchandise table at Trees Organic Coffee House (Yaletown location -1391 Richards St.), Tues. 12-6pm and Sat. 3-6pm

*cash, cheques, & credit cards accepted at both locations** 

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NEW Ancient Forest Alliance Documentary!

VIDEO: NEW Ancient Forest Alliance Documentary!
December 13, 2014

The documentary, by filmmaker Darryl Augustine (www.facebook.com/roadsidefilmsbc), features an overview of the history of the Ancient Forest Alliance, spectacular images of BC’s old-growth forests, and interviews by Ken Wu and TJ Watt (Ancient Forest Alliance), Valerie Langer (ForestEthics), Rosie Betsworth (Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce), Jessica Hicks (Coastal Kitchen Café), Ken James (Youbou TimberLess Society), Arnold Bercov (Pulp, Paper, and Woodworkers of Canada), Robert Morales (Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group), and Scott Fraser (BC Member of the Legislative Assembly).   

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AFA Year End

AFA Year End "Meet & Greet" and Open House - THANK YOU!
Ancient Forest Alliance, December 11, 2014

In wrapping up our successful year of 2014, the AFA opened our doors to our supporters for our "Year End Meet & Greet and Open House" this past Wednesday, Dec.10 at our office space at The Dock above Fantan Alley in Victoria. It was wonderful to have so many members of our community come out and celebrate the work we do together. The night was filled with photos and friendly faces, and also fancy treats for which we owe thanks to several generous local businesses. Bon Macaron Patisserie Ltd. (www.bonmacaronpatisserie.com), your donation of a macaron tree was thoughtful and delicious, and they were a hit with our guests! Cordial Wildcrafted Consumables (www.cordialwildcraftedconsumables.com), we are also so grateful for the giant batch of Grand Fir cookies you made us! We'd also like to give a thanks to Pedersen's Event Rentals (http://pedersens.ca), for their discounted rate on glassware rental for the evening - every little bit helps! As we all know, good news, good food, and good company makes a great party - we're looking forward to celebrating with you all again next year!

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Wednesday, Dec. 10th 5-7pm: AFA Year End

Wednesday, Dec. 10th 5-7pm: AFA Year End "Meet and Greet" and Open House in Victoria!
Ancient Forest Alliance, December 10, 2014

If you're in Victoria or on southern Vancouver Island, swing by this Wednesday sometime between 5-7 pm at The Dock (3rd Floor, via elevator access from the little courtyard by Fantan Alley off Pandora St) for the Ancient Forest Alliance's "Year End Meet and Greet' and Open House" to socialize with AFA staff and fellow supporters, have some snacks and drinks, see many of the NEW ancient forest images taken by AFA photographer TJ Watt in 2014, and see a fun little slideshow on what we've been up to and where we're going! https://www.facebook.com/events/371190086382882/

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Watershed action urgent: Fraser

Watershed action urgent: Fraser
Alberni Valley News - Katya Slepian, December 4, 2014

“The time to act is now” was the message delivered by outgoing Shawnigan Lake director Bruce Fraser on protecting the Alberni Valley’s watershed. Bruce delivered that message to a packed Search and Rescue Hall that included local residents, Island Timberlands representatives and city officials during a watershed forum organized by the Watershed-Forest Alliance and Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser.
 

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A love of big trees rewarded

A love of big trees rewarded
Times Colonist - Pedro Arrais, December 6, 2014

"The 104-year-old Carder is considered the oldest forest conservationist in the province. His relationship with giant trees began in 1917, when he was seven and he helped his father measure a tall tree near their home in the lower Fraser Valley... Along with his books, Carder is perhaps best known for his work to highlight the Red Creek Fir, the world’s largest known Douglas-fir tree, located in the San Juan Valley near Port Renfrew. Since then, the town has become known as the Tall Trees Capital of Canada, with tourists from around the world coming to visit the Red Creek Fir, nearby Avatar Grove and the Walbran and Carmanah valleys." 

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NEW VIDEO: Port Alberni & Island Timberlands

NEW VIDEO: Port Alberni & Island Timberlands
Heartwood Film - Dan Pierce, December 2, 2014

Here is the latest video by filmmaker Daniel J Pierce who has spent years documenting the controversies surrounding old-growth logging by Island Timberlands - this time at McLaughlin Ridge and the Cameron Valley Ancient Forest near Port Alberni, featuring the campaign led by the Port Alberni Watershed-Forest Alliance, whom the Ancient Forest Alliance has been working with for many years! Watch it herehttp://www.heartwoodfilm.com/port-alberni-island-timberlands/

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B.C.'s Oldest Forest Conservationist Reminds Us How Much the Wild Has Changed

B.C.'s Oldest Forest Conservationist Reminds Us How Much the Wild Has Changed
Huffington Post Blog - Ken Wu, November 28, 2014

Earlier this week, B.C.'s oldest forest conservationist, 104-year-old Dr. Al Carder -- who is older than most of B.C.'s second-growth trees -- received the 2015 Forest Sustainability Award from the Ancient Forest Alliance. The award honours his decades of service to document, research, and promote the conservation of B.C.'s old-growth trees. 

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"United Roots" AFA Fundraiser Pendant by Emma Glover Design
Ancient Forest Alliance, November 28, 2014

We'd like to thank one of our local jewelry designers, Emma Glover Design (https://www.facebook.com/emmagloverdesign) for her latest creative endeavour of this awesome handcrafted, sterling silver, "United Roots" Pendant, a fundraising piece for the Ancient Forest Alliance. We are so grateful for all the ways our community comes together in protecting B.C.'s endangered forests. Thanks Emma! Pendants are available by request @ $100ea. or purchase one (4 available) at the Ancient Forest Alliance booth at this Saturday's Oaklands West Coast Winter Market from 10-4 (https://www.facebook.com/events/217441831759733/).

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THANK YOU to Trees Organic Coffee House, Banyen Books & Sound, and Eternal Abundance!

THANK YOU to Trees Organic Coffee House, Banyen Books & Sound, and Eternal Abundance!
Ancient Forest Alliance, November 28, 2014

Thanks to Trees Organic Coffee House (treescoffee.com) for hosting the AFA’s holiday sales booth in Vancouver this season, and to Banyen Books & Sound (www.banyen.com) as well as Eternal Abundance (eternalabundance.ca) for selling AFA merchandise to assist in our fundraising efforts! We greatly appreciate the support of these local businesses for our work to ensure the protection of BC’s endangered old-growth forests and a sustainable second-growth forest industry!

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