VIDEO: Old-Growth Protection and Sustainable Economic Opportunities

The argument against old-growth forest protection is typically based on the assumption that ‘locking up’ forests is bad for business. Nothing could be further from the truth. BC’s old-growth forests play an important role in the province’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world every year and supporting increased sustainable business and employment opportunities in nearby towns.

VIDEO: Clayoquot Tribal Parks and First Nations Old-Growth Protection

Watch this important video about the inspiring, cutting-edge, First Nations-led efforts of the Tla-o-qui-aht, Ahousaht, and Hupacasath people to protect Vancouver Island’s old-growth forests. While the BC government has yet to officially recognize and support these Nations' initiatives, there is hope - with your support for Indigenous conservation efforts.

An aerial view of the intact McKelvie Valley near Tahsis

Old-Growth Logging in the McKelvie Valley Opposed by Tahsis Village Council and Community Members

Tahsis Village Council and members of the Tahsis community are joining forces with conservationists to oppose planned logging by Western Forest Products in the McKelvie Watershed, the last unlogged watershed in the Tahsis region, located in Nuu-chah-nulth territory.