Red Bull: Protecting our Elders

In the May 2021 edition of Red Bull’s magazine, The Red Bulletin, TJ Watt talks about the devastating before and after photos taken in the Caycuse Valley.

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The Ancient Tree Hunter

There are no trails in the old-growth coastal temperate rainforests of Canada’s southern Vancouver Island. As I follow TJ Watt through another grabby thicket of stink currant, I offer silent thanks that I’m not the one lugging the camera equipment.

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Green coalition challenges certification claims that Canada’s forestry products are sustainable

The fact clear-cutting at-risk ancient forests continues apace in British Columbia indicates Canadian forestry certification standards assuring consumers lumber products are sustainable are a mockery and need to be investigated, says a coalition of environmentalists.

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Old-growth in contentious Fairy Creek region could be worth more standing than logged

Canada’s National Observer- A new economic study shows ancient trees in the contentious Fairy Creek region on southern Vancouver Island are worth considerably more standing to nearby communities than if they were cut down.

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B.C.’s new old-growth advisory panel ‘a glimmer of hope’ for ancient forests

National Observer – Environmentalists struggling to save diminishing ancient forests on Canada’s West Coast are hopeful after B.C. announced a new old-growth advisory panel staffed by respected foresters and scientists.

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Ending Horgan’s War against Old Growth

The Tyee – Old-growth conservation veteran and Order of Canada recipient Vicky Husband has written a scathing assessment of John Horgan’s failure to halt BC’s old-growth and biodiversity crisis

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These are monumental steps’: B.C. government approves old-growth logging deferral on Vancouver Island

CTV News Vancouver Island – The BC NDP has approved the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-ay-aht First Nations’ request to defer logging in Fairy Creek and the Central Walbran Valley for two years.

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Pacheedaht First Nation tells B.C. to defer old-growth logging in Fairy Creek

The Narwhal – The Pacheedaht, Ditidaht, & Huu-ay-aht First Nations formally gave notice to the BC government to defer old-growth logging for two years in the Fairy Creek and the Central Walbran Valleys while they prepare resource stewardship plans for their territories.

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