These ‘before’ photos were captured in August 2021 in the Lower Caycuse River in Ditidaht territory. Teal-Jones has plans to log 31 hectares of mature and old forest, virtually the last remaining unlogged remnants along the river.
Scattered throughout this forest are ancient, giant western redcedar and Sitka spruce trees slated for destruction if the pending cutblock applications are approved by the BC NDP. Despite promising a paradigm shift to protect endangered old-growth forests, the BC government is still delaying action, defending the status quo, and have failed to commit any substantial funding to support First Nations-led old-growth conservation.
Send a message to BC government decision-makers now to demand swift action to save these forests before it’s too late.