These are ‘before’ images recently captured in an active Western Forest Products cutblock in the far upper reaches of the Walbran Valley in Pacheedaht territory. Scores of giant cedars are banded in preparation for falling – and some have already been cut down.

These images underscore the urgent need for the BC government to ACT NOW and fulfill its promise to protect old-growth. Send an instant message to decision-makers.

Note: the logging here is not taking place in the core part of the Central Walbran Valley where most people camp and which is the most intact, unprotected part of the valley. This cutblock is in a far upper reach of the watershed in a heavily fragmented area. But this whole watershed and all remaining tracts of old-growth on Vancouver Island must be protected at this late stage in the battle for ancient forests.