Expanding the Ancient Forest Movement: Non-Traditional Allies

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When it comes to advocating for ancient forest protection, we know the more diverse voices calling for change, the better. That’s why the Ancient Forest Alliance works to build a broad-based movement of support for old-growth protection by engaging “non-traditional allies” like businesses, unions, outdoor recreation groups, chambers of commerce, tourism associations, faith groups, and more.

By building common ground with and amplifying the voices of diverse members of society, together, we can exert maximum pressure the BC government to enact bold legislative changes to protect ancient forests.

Thank you to the over 100 businesses and organizations that have signed resolutions in support of old-growth forest protection so far!

If you’re a business owner or member of an organization that would like to join this growing movement and take action for old-growth forests, you can view and sign our
Business & Tourism Resolution, Multi-Faith Resolution, or Recreation Group Resolution or contact [email protected] for more information.

Recreation Groups & Tourism Associations

22 resolutions signed

• Arrowsmith Naturalists
• BC Nature
• BC Federation of Drift Fishers
• BC Federation of Fly Fishers
• BC Mountaineering Club
• Bird Studies Canada
• Central Okanagan Naturalists’ Club
• Chilliwack Park Society
• Communities Protecting Our Coast
• Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC
• Hikes Near Vancouver
• Lower Columbia Canoe Club
• Nanaimo Fish and Game Protective Association
• Outdoor Recreation Council of BC
• Sea Kayak Guides Alliance
• Trails BC
• Victoria Natural History Society
• Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association
• Wilderness Tourism Association BC
• Tourism Industry Association of BC


3 resolutions signed

• BC Teachers Federation (BCTF)
• Public & Private Workers of Canada (PPWC)
• Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM)


Faith Groups

6 resolutions signed

St. George’s Anglican Church
St. Mark’s Anglican Church
Anonymous resolutions: 4


Chambers of Commerce

4 resolutions signed

• BC Chamber of Commerce
• Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce
• Westshore Chamber of Commerce
• Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

Arnie Bercov, former president, Public and Private Workers of Canada forestry union

BC-KAIROS Rolling Justice Bus tour of Avatar Grove

Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce President, Dan Hagar


103 resolutions signed

4 Beaches Bed and Breakfast
886792 Alberta Ltd.
9325166 Canada Inc.
Alchemy Energy Healing
Amacata Design Concepts
Ambrosia Rose Alchemy LLC
Archipelago Wildlife Cruises
Bahnmann Timber
Banyen Books & Sound
Big Bear and the Wolf
Bike Tours Victoria
Bon Macaron Patisserie Ltd.
Bough & Antler Northwest Goods
Bowen Island Sea Kayaking
Broughton Archipelago Paddler’s Inn
Cedars Inn
Chai Shai startup
Chambar Restaurant
Chipperfield Hollow Bed & Breakfast
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Coastal Bliss Adventures
Daffadowndilly Gallery
David Ellingsen Photography
Departure Bay Technical Services Inc
Double A Painting Ltd.
Hawthorne Naturopathic Centre
Earnest Ice Cream
Emilie Iggiotti Photography
Eternal Abundance
EV Tours
Evergrow Christmas Trees

Figaro’s Garden
Five Star Whale Watching
Footprint Kayak and Hike Explorations
Full Circle Studio Arts
Go With The Flow Adventures
Gran Manitou Inc.
Gyro Beach Board Shop
Hamazaki Wong
Heart & Hands Health Collective
In Essence Counselling and Consulting
ID2 Communications
Innerlife Health Services
Inspire Hair Design
Italian Bakery
Italian Bakery Ltd.
Jamie’s Whaling Station And Adventure CentreKape Philippine Coffee
Knotty by Nature Fibre Arts
Land and Sea Apparel
Level Ground Trading
Lumina Yoga & Wellness
Mayne Island Brewing Company
MediData Design Inc.
Midnight Sun Travel
Misty Isles Adventures
Moksha/Modo Yoga Vancouver
Mortimer Surveying
Mumby’s Arboriculture Consulting
Mysore Victoria
Natural Botanical
Natural Trekking Tours
Nature Photography by Martin Ryer
Nezza Naturals
One Yoga Victoria
Outer Shores Expeditions

Pathfinders Design and Technology
Perron Electric
Play Music for Life
Powell River Sea Kayak
Red Leaf Studios
Saltwest Nautrals
Seaflora Skincare Inc
Seatec Designs
Shawn Moreton
Shift Delivery Co-op
Spirit of the West Adventures
SpiritSong Fibre Studio
Stewart & Drader Counselling Services
TallGrass Natural Health Ltd.
Terracetric Coastal Adventures
The Copper Hat
Tofino Resort and Marina
Tonic Jewelry
Unbuilders/Naturally Crafted Contracting
Vancouver Island Expeditions
Vancouver Island Hot Sauce Company
VanWest Painting
Vicorp Services Ltd
Victoria Waterfront Tours
Virtuous Pie
West Coast Wonders
West Wind Hardwood
Westfalia Adventures
Wild Coast Perfumery
Wood Shop Co-op
West Coast Wild Foods Ltd.
Yoho Adventures

Rally for old-growth forests with Non-Traditional Allies, 2017

Let's make the world a better place

Working to protect BC’s endangered old-growth forests and ensure a sustainable, second-growth forest industry.