SALMON PARKS: Inside a movement to conserve Pacific Northwest old growth

The Seattle Times covers The Nuchatlaht and Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations' efforts to establish a number of Salmon Parks in their unceded territories that would protect hundreds of square kilometres of ancient forests, salmon watersheds, and previously logged areas in need of restoration.

A male Williamson's Sapsucker clinging to a Pine Tree

Sapsucker housing crisis: endangered woodpecker ‘condos’ are being clear cut

Almost two decades after the Williamson’s sapsucker was listed as endangered under Canada’s Species at Risk Act, the BC government continues to sanction logging in the bird’s old-growth forest critical habitat.

Two northern spotted owls sit side-by-side on a branch

BC extends ban on old-growth logging for two years to assist endangered spotted owl’s recovery

On Friday, the province announced it had extended the suspension of old-growth logging activity in the Fraser Canyon's Spuzzum and Utzilus watersheds for two more years to help with the recovery of the critically endangered spotted owl.

A side profile of BC's premier, David Eby

BC moves to fast-track its overdue old growth protection commitments

Premier David Eby announced on Wednesday his plans to fast-track his government’s progress on protecting old growth, including $25-million to help First Nations participate in land-use decisions on old-growth forests, and $90-million added to the BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund to help forestry companies retool their mills to adapt to second-growth timber.

An aerial view of Nootka Island.

The ancient trees at the heart of a case against the Crown

The Nuchatlaht First Nations are fighting a historic land rights claim in Canada — and they are using ancient trees and famed British explorer Captain Cook's journal to help make their case.

A photo of the Incomappleux Valley, east of Revelstoke.

Rare swath of BC rainforest set aside for permanent protection

The province has committed to protecting the still-intact swaths of rare interior temperate rainforest in the Incomappleux Valley east of Revelstoke in a deal brokered by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

Biodiversity agreement to protect planet reached at UN conference in Montreal

Negotiators in Montreal have finalized an agreement to halt and reverse the destruction of nature by 2030, as the COP15 United Nations Biodiversity Conference talks enter their final official day.

Old-growth activists commend BC Premier Eby on lofty land conservation goal

The Ancient Forest Alliance is commending the newly elected premier on his mandate letter to Nathan Cullen, Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship in which he outlines the expectation for the creation of new Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) and committing to the protection of 30% of lands the in BC by 2030.

Conservationists optimistic over David Eby’s commitments to protect BC’s biodiversity

December 11, 2022 CBC News By Chad Pawson Land stewardship mandate letter calls for 30 per cent of BC’s land base to be protected by 2030 In mandate letters to his land stewardship and forestry ministers, BC Premier David Eby says he wants to double the amount of protected land in the province, support new […]

BC vows to reverse ‘short-term thinking’ with pledge to protect 30% of province by 2030

December 8th, 2022 The Narwhal By Sarah Cox Advocates say Premier David Eby’s conservation mandate is an ‘important step’ in the fight against biodiversity loss in BC, which is home to nearly 700 globally imperilled species The BC government has committed to protecting 30 per cent of the province’s land by 2030, joining global efforts […]