This little lake, just outside of the Walbran watershed on southern Vancouver Island in Nuu-cha-nulth territory, is ringed by some of the most magnificent, classic lowland rainforest in the country. The massive standing and fallen logs like this giant Sitka spruce snag, multitudes of dense, towering giants, and sheets of hanging mosses everywhere, are so grand here that they resemble the famed forests of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

Unfortunately, this small fringe of Canada’s finest ancient forest is in jeopardy as logging operations destroy the ancient forests on nearby mountainsides. This lake and all of the surrounding forests deserve legislated protection as soon as possible. Sign our petition.

Photography by TJ Watt.