This 35-kilometre slice of heaven is the Nootka Trail – the finest coastal hike in Canada that traverses ancient rainforests, beaches, cliffs, and spectacular rocky intertidal coastlines – is under direct logging assault by Western Forest Products, in Nuchatlaht and Mowachaht/Muchalaht Nuu-Chah-Nulth territory.
Many groups of people come to hike this wondrous trail, but the ecological integrity of the region and its scenery are at risk due to the recent logging that is removing the biggest and best trees in close proximity to the trail and in the surrounding mountains.
In spring 2022, the Nuchatlaht Nation, whose unceded territory includes northwestern Nootka Island, are in court battling the provincial government and Western Forest Products to reclaim management of their territory. Stewards of these lands and waters since time immemorial, the Nuchatlaht are aiming to prevent further destruction of the ancient forests and salmon streams that support the myriad of living systems in this region, both human and non-human alike. It’s high time the BC government stop blocking progress and instead fund Indigenous-led conservation measures.
Please help us save this priceless ecological jewel by sending a message to the BC government to commit funding to protect old-growth forests.
You can also support the Nuchatlaht in their title case.