Protect the endangered old-growth forests of British Columbia and ensure sustainable forestry jobs in the province
 
Ancient Forest Alliance News
ancient forest alliance bc - old growth forest
space
AFA Menu
space
space
left edge

Back

Echo Lake At Risk

Ancient Forest Alliance, July 9, 2016

Echo Lake At Risk
Click for larger image

Photo by TJ Watt.

The Echo Lake Ancient Forest east of Mission is a very rare lowland old-growth forest in the Lower Mainland and is the world's largest bald eagle night roosting site. It is home to numerous species at risk, and is in the unceded territory of the Sts'ailes First Nation band. As many as 10,000 bald eagles gather in the fall to eat the salmon in the nearby Chehalis, Harrison, and Fraser Rivers, and as many as 700 are known to roost in the old-growth and mature trees around the lake at night. The south side of the lake has been protected in an Old-Growth Management Area, which the north and west sides are currently at risk of potential logging, including stands of giant western redcedars. This week the construction of a new logging road is expected to begin, while initial surveying of the giant cedars for logging has already begun. See some photos here by the Ancient Forest Alliance's TJ Watt. See the recent media release at: http://ancientforestalliance.org/news-item.php?ID=1023


Top | Back

 

right edge
left edge

Home | News | Store | Photo & Video | Resources | Donate | Write a Letter | Ancient Forest Petition | About | Contact

Ancient Forest Alliance · Victoria Main PO, PO Box 8459, Victoria, BC, V8W 3S1 Canada · 250-896-4007 · info@ancientforestalliance.org

afa logo tree top
bottom corner

Protect the endangered old-growth forests of British Columbia and ensure sustainable forestry jobs in the province

afa logo tree trunk
 

Copyright 2009- Ancient Forest Alliance   All Rights Reserved
Site developed by Larry Moss | Photos by TJ Watt | Logo by Alicia La Rue

 
space