Before COP15, Conservation Groups call on BC Government to Commit to Funding and Targets to Expand Protected Areas in BC

BC has a chance to protect the most endangered ecosystems and promote community economic, social and cultural well-being linked to nature conservation – and also to finally end the War in the Woods over old-growth forests.

Spin-filled Announcement Reveals BC Government’s Failure to Ensure Net Gains in Old-Growth Logging Deferrals

Yesterday the BC government released new and misleading statistics about old-growth logging on the one year anniversary of its science panel’s recommendations that logging should be deferred on millions of hectares of the most at-risk old-growth forests in BC.

New before & after images reveal shocking impacts of old-growth logging on Vancouver Island

For immediate release, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022: New before & after images reveal shocking impacts of old-growth logging on Vancouver Island Images highlight the critical need for conservation financing to help secure old-growth logging deferrals and eventual permanent protection. VICTORIA (Unceded Lekwungen Territories) – The Ancient Forest Alliance has just released a new series of […]

Media Release: Two Years into Old-Growth Strategic Review mandate, BC is failing to deliver change on the ground

For Immediate Release, September 8, 2022: Two years into Old-Growth Strategic Review mandate, BC is failing to deliver change on the ground Environmental organizations call for immediate action to make the promised paradigm shift a reality as at-risk forests continue to be destroyed VICTORIA / UNCEDED LEKWUNGEN TERRITORIES – Two years after the provincial government […]

Canada’s fourth-widest tree found in North Vancouver

  Canada’s fourth-widest tree found in North Vancouver Canada’s fourth-widest tree was found in the Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver, a giant western redcedar that is likely the widest tree found in Canada in over 34 years.  VICTORIA (Unceded Lekwungen Territories) – Two big tree hunters from Vancouver have just identified the fourth-widest […]

Major Old-Growth Logging Deferrals on Mosaic’s Private Lands on Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii

  The largest private landowner in British Columbia, Mosaic Forest Management, is moving to defer 40,000 hectares (400 square kilometers) of old-growth and older second-growth stands from logging on their private lands for the next 25 years, via a carbon credit program. The lands are mainly located on southeastern Vancouver Island, with a few scattered […]

Three-quarters of at-risk old-growth forests in BC still without logging deferrals

In the 18 months since the BC government promised to implement the recommendations of the Old-Growth Strategic Review (OGSR) panel, only 24 percent of the most at-risk old-growth forests have been deferred from logging.

Funding for Old-Growth Arrives in BC Budget, Falls Short of What’s Needed

Conservationists argue more support is necessary for First Nations communities to ensure most at-risk ancient forests can remain standing.