On August 21st, 2021, the federal Liberal Party made an election commitment to establish a $50 million BC Old Growth Nature Fund and develop a nature agreement with the province of British Columbia to protect more of BC’s old-growth forests and expand protected areas.
The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) has passed a resolution endorsing the Protect Our Elder Trees Declaration, which aims to unite First Nations around the need to protect ancient forests in BC.
New economic report highlights need for funding to support Indigenous-led old-growth protection and sustainable economic development.
The Ancient Forest Alliance has released a report that considers the economic implications of protecting old-growth forests when taking ecosystem services like carbon storage, recreation, tourism, salmon habitat, and other values into account. The study, which took 2.5 years to complete, uses old-growth forests near Port Renfrew, in the territories of the Pacheedaht and Ditidaht […]
Victoria City Council has unanimously approved a motion to call on the BC government to immediately defer logging in all at-risk old-growth forests on Vancouver Island and fund an economic transition away from old-growth logging! See the full resolution below. Kudos to Victoria Councillors Isitt, Loveday, and Dubow for putting the motion forward.
AFA photographer TJ Watt’s shocking before & after photos of old-growth logging by Teal-Jones in the Caycuse Valley are the cover story of the latest British Columbia Magazine.
We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Patagonia Victoria for generously donating $3,500 to the Ancient Forest Alliance! The donation is part of Patagonia Victoria’s commitment to the environment and to the 1% for the Planet program. We are enormously grateful for their continuous and outstanding support!
Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and conservation groups call for critical funding for First Nations old-growth protection initiatives- Joint letter
The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and conservation groups including Ancient Forest Alliance, Endangered Ecosystems Alliance, Sierra Club of BC, Wilderness Committee, and Stand.earth have sent a joint letter to the BC government calling for financing to support First Nations old-growth protection initiatives.
Seasons Greetings! The AFA office will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 3 as our staff spend time at home with their families. During this downtime, we will be checking emails and phone messages periodically and will reply to queries at our first opportunity when we return ready and refreshed in the new year. Thank you for […]