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Old-growth in contentious Fairy Creek region could be worth more standing than logged

Canada's National Observer- A new economic study shows ancient trees in the contentious Fairy Creek region on southern Vancouver Island are worth considerably more standing to nearby communities than if they were cut down.

Pacheedaht First Nation tells BC to defer old-growth logging in Fairy Creek

The Narwhal - The Pacheedaht, Ditidaht, & Huu-ay-aht First Nations formally gave notice to the BC government to defer old-growth logging for two years in the Fairy Creek and the Central Walbran Valleys while they prepare resource stewardship plans for their territories.

Photos: Fairy Creek From Above

The emerald-green ancient forests of the Fairy Creek Valley in Pacheedaht territory from above. Last week we took to the skies to document old-growth forests and logging across the west coast of Vancouver Island and, when you’re in the air, it’s clear just how incredibly rare a sight this is - a roadless valley free from clearcuts. But how long will it remain that way?

Professor finds more threatened owls and birds in Fairy Creek region, province sending biologists

Chek News - Western Screech Owls, which are protected under Canada's Species at Risk Act, have been spotted in the Caycuse and Fairy Creek Valleys, putting even more pressure on governments to intervene to stop old-growth logging in these areas.

Photo Gallery: Walbran Headwaters at Risk

‘Before’ images have been 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 NDP government to […]

Photos: Granite Creek Logging Adjacent to Fairy Creek

See our latest photo gallery highlighting old-growth logging and road building by Teal-Jones in the Granite Creek watershed near Port Renfrew, BC.

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Fairy Creek Headwaters

These striking images are from the headwaters of Fairy Creek, the last unlogged old-growth valley on southern Vancouver Island (outside of parks), located northeast of Port Renfrew in Pacheedaht territory. AFA campaigners identified and documented massive yellow cedar trees, which appear to be within a proposed cutblock. One of them measured 9.5 feet in diameter, […]