NGO report card: One year after B.C. promised action, logging continues in almost all at-risk old-growth forests

One year after the B.C. government shared its Old-Growth Strategic Review (OGSR) report and Premier John Horgan committed to implementing all of the panel’s recommendations, Ancient Forest Alliance, Sierra Club BC and Wilderness Committee have released a report card assessing the province’s progress on their promise to protect old-growth forests.  

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Logging in the Klanawa Valley: “World’s best forestry practices”?

These recent images from the Klanawa Valley highlight the brutal impacts of clearcut logging on Vancouver Island.

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Red Bull: Protecting our Elders

In the May 2021 edition of Red Bull’s magazine, The Red Bulletin, TJ Watt talks about the devastating before and after photos taken in the Caycuse Valley.

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Thank you to our recent business supporters!

A big shout out to the following groups supporting the AFA’s ancient forest campaign: For their August fundraiser, M!LA Plant Based in Vancouver is donating $1 from each sale of two menu features: the Stand By Me cocktail and Spring Pea Tart Anthex and collaborators organized a digital music fundraiser inspired by the majestic Avatar […]

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Federal Liberals and NDP make election promises to help fund protection of old-growth forests

On August 21st, 2021, the federal Liberal Party made an election commitment to establish a $50 million BC Old Growth Nature Fund and develop a nature agreement with the province of British Columbia to protect more of BC’s old-growth forests and expand protected areas. 

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Photos: Lower Caycuse River

These ‘before’ photos were captured last week 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.

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The Ancient Tree Hunter

There are no trails in the old-growth coastal temperate rainforests of Canada’s southern Vancouver Island. As I follow TJ Watt through another grabby thicket of stink currant, I offer silent thanks that I’m not the one lugging the camera equipment.

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Union of BC Indian Chiefs passes a new resolution endorsing Protect Our Elder Trees Declaration

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) has passed a resolution endorsing the Protect Our Elder Trees Declaration, which aims to unite First Nations around the need to protect ancient forests in BC.

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Green coalition challenges certification claims that Canada’s forestry products are sustainable

The fact clear-cutting at-risk ancient forests continues apace in British Columbia indicates Canadian forestry certification standards assuring consumers lumber products are sustainable are a mockery and need to be investigated, says a coalition of environmentalists.

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Thank you from the AFA!

Thank you to the following groups for supporting the AFA! We appreciate your time, creativity, and generosity.

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