SALMON PARKS: Inside a movement to conserve Pacific Northwest old growth

The Seattle Times covers The Nuchatlaht and Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations' efforts to establish a number of Salmon Parks in their unceded territories that would protect hundreds of square kilometres of ancient forests, salmon watersheds, and previously logged areas in need of restoration.
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A woman wearing a magenta jacket stands in front of a massive Sitka spruce in an old-growth forest.

NOW HIRING! Project Coordinator & Campaign Assistant

Ancient Forest Alliance is hiring a Project Coordinator & Campaign Assistant, whose primary focus is supporting the AFA’s old-growth campaign through planning, implementing, and coordinating engagement, education, mobilization and fundraising projects.
A male Williamson's Sapsucker clinging to a Pine Tree

Sapsucker housing crisis: endangered woodpecker ‘condos’ are being clear cut

Almost two decades after the Williamson’s sapsucker was listed as endangered under Canada’s Species at Risk Act, the BC government continues to sanction logging in the bird’s old-growth forest critical habitat.
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Two northern spotted owls sit side-by-side on a branch

BC extends ban on old-growth logging for two years to assist endangered spotted owl’s recovery

On Friday, the province announced it had extended the suspension of old-growth logging activity in the Fraser Canyon's Spuzzum and Utzilus watersheds for two more years to help with the recovery of the critically endangered spotted owl.
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An aerial shot of a clearcut in the Caycuse Watershed in Ditidaht Territory.

Conservationists decry lack of funding to protect old-growth forests despite major provincial budget surplus and ecological crisis in the woods

Still needed is short-term funding for First Nations to offset lost logging revenues from accepting logging deferrals as well as long-term conservation financing to develop sustainable economic alternatives to old-growth logging linked to the creation of new Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas.
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BC moves to fast-track its overdue old growth protection commitments

Premier David Eby announced on Wednesday his plans to fast-track his government’s progress on protecting old growth, including $25-million to help First Nations participate in land-use decisions on old-growth forests, and $90-million added to the BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund to help forestry companies retool their mills to adapt to second-growth timber.
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Government Signals Critical Shift Toward Greater Value-Added Wood Manufacturing and Potential Old-Growth Protection

Conservation group increasingly optimistic about old-growth protection as BC government adjusts forestry regulations, invests funding in value-added forestry, and commits to a conservation financing mechanism to help establish new Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas.
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Red-Legged Frog

The red-legged frog is a beautiful and secretive inhabitant of the coastal rainforest.
Hundreds of pink Fairy Puke globes scattered across a mint green carpet.

Fairy Puke Lichen

Among the myriad lichens that adorn and encrust the coastal rainforest, few are as striking as Icmadophila ericetorum. This mint-green carpet speckled with tiny pink globes is known as “peppermint drop lichen” or “candy lichen” to some, but in British Columbia, most prefer the evocative nickname “fairy puke lichen” to capture its unique blend of the sickly and the fanciful.

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We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from BC's business community. Thank you to: Leckie Studio Architecture + Design for including the AFA as one of their priority organizations to…
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