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 […]
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 […]
Conservationists demand immediate logging moratoria in light of new research detailing dire state of BC’s old-growth forests
Take action for ancient forests! Send an instant message to the BC government today. Victoria, BC – Conservationists with the Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) are renewing their calls for the BC government to immediately halt logging in endangered old-growth forest ecosystems and intact ‘hotspots’ in the wake of an alarming new report depicting the critical […]
Logging of BC’s grandest ancient forests continues as Old-growth Strategic Review panel submits recommendations to Province
Conservationists with the Ancient Forest Alliance are calling for both immediate and longer-term steps to protect old-growth following the logging of some of Vancouver Island’s grandest ancient forests along Haddon Creek in the Caycuse River watershed.
Old-Growth Logging on Mountainside Above Cathedral Grove Illustrates Urgent Need for BC Land Acquisition Fund for Protection of Endangered Private Lands
Old-growth logging on private lands on the mountainside above Cathedral Grove has put Canada’s most famous old-growth forest at risk and illustrated the urgent need for provincial funding to purchase and protect endangered ecosystems on private lands.
Conservationists disappointed Budget 2020 fails to prioritize environmental protection despite climate and biodiversity emergencies
The Ancient Forest Alliance is disappointed the NDP government’s third provincial budget, released yesterday, once again fails to allocate even modest funding for the protection of endangered old-growth forests and other ecosystems.
BC Timber Sales Continues Old-Growth Logging in Nahmint Valley Despite Government Investigation Showing Nearly Two Decades of Non-Compliance
The BC government’s own logging agency, BC Timber Sales, is failing to comply with the Province’s own inadequate standards for old-growth forest protection, according to a 2018 Ministry of Forests investigation into old-growth logging in the Nahmint Valley near Port Alberni. Read our media release for all the details.
Conservationists Welcome NDP Government’s Big Tree Protection Announcement, Set Sights on More Comprehensive Old-Growth Plan
On July 17, the BC NDP government announced it will protect 54 of the biggest trees listed on the BC Big Tree Registry with buffer zones. The AFA welcomes the NDP government’s announcement and hopes for more comprehensive, science-based old-growth forest protection under the BC government’s proposed old-growth strategy.