‘Potential paradigm shift’: Activists are hopeful for BC’s new environmental protections

BC’s government is implementing further steps to protect the province’s at-risk environment through a new biodiversity and ecosystem health framework.

The Narwhal: A billion dollars for nature in BC as long-awaited agreement is signed

The tripartite nature agreement comes with new and old funding to protect old-growth forests as well as species at risk.

CHEK News: BC signs ‘historic’ $1B agreement to protect lands and waters

In a historic agreement between the federal and provincial governments, over $1 billion has been allocated to protect 30% of BC’s lands and waters by 2030.

Endangered Ecosystems Alliance Executive Director, Ken Wu, stands beside a giant Sitka spruce tree in an old-growth forest west of Lake Cowichan in Ditidaht territory.

The Georgia Strait: “Conservation financing is a game-changer for BC’s old-growth forests”

Read this op-ed by Endangered Ecosystems Alliance's Ken Wu discussing the new conservation financing mechanism announced by Premier David Eby and the BC NDP last week.

The Times Colonist: BC’s $300M old-growth fund puts First Nations ‘in the driver’s seat’

$300-million investment aims to save BC's old-growth forests by offering First Nations sustainable economic alternatives to industrial logging.

The Canadian Press: Poor data hinders B.C. old-growth logging deferrals, advocates say

Irreplaceable ancient forests that should meet criteria for interim protection are being left open to logging in British Columbia due to outdated and inaccurate government data, advocates and an ecologist who advised the province say.

The Independent: Rare tree hunter in Canada finds ‘freak of nature’ 1,000-year-old cedar

An explorer who focuses on location and preserving old-growth trees has encountered what is one of the oldest old-growth trees ever documented in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

The Washington Post: ‘Freak of nature’ tree is the find of a lifetime for forest explorer

TJ Watt has spent half his life as a forest explorer, a self-described “tree hunter” in British Columbia. He wades deep into endangered forests to find pristine towering trees that are hundreds of years old and massively wide but have never been photographed or documented.

Massive red cedar resembling rock wall discovered in Ahousaht territory

Giving the illusion of a rock wall, a massive western red cedar tree in Ahousaht territory near Tofino in Clayoquot Sound has been named one of Canada’s most impressive trees by conservationists on Vancouver Island.

1,000 year old tree found on Flores Island to be protected

Nearly two decades into his hunt for B.C.’s biggest trees, it takes a lot to blow away Ancient Forest Alliance campaigner and National Geographic explorer TJ Watt. A tree on Flores Island has done just that.