Metchosin Councillor Andy Mackinnon (left) with AFA's TJ Watt and Ken Wu at Big Lonely Doug.

Action Alert: Speak up for Ancient Forests to the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM)!

Ask the UBCM to support the protection of Vancouver Island’s old-growth forests at their upcoming AGM from Sept.26 to 30!

Please SEND A MESSAGE to Protect Echo Lake Ancient Forest!

Hi friends, please take 1 MINUTE to send a new message to the BC government to protect the imminently endangered old-growth redcedars at Echo Lake – some of which are 12 feet wide! Echo Lake is an extremely rare, lowland old-growth forest about 2 hours east of Vancouver between Mission and Agassiz, in Sts’ailes First Nation territory. The area is home to numerous species at risk, is part of the drinking watershed for local people, and is also the world’s largest night-roosting site for bald eagles, with 700+ eagles seen roosting in the old-growth trees around the lake on some evenings during the fall salmon run. The construction of a new logging road is imminent, while initial surveying of the giant cedars for logging has already begun. See the recent media release at and SEND A MESSAGE to protect this unique area at

Horne Mountain

PLEASE WRITE to Victoria City Council and Saanich Council to support resolutions for a BC Natural Lands Acquisition Fund!

The Victoria City Council will be voting on Thursday and the Saanich Council on Monday on a motion asking the BC government to implement a BC Natural Lands Acquisition Fund (aka Fund for Nature's Future), a proposed, annual provincial fund to purchase and protect endangered ecosystems on private lands. The District of Highlands recently passed the resolution, and now it's time to snowball the support from various municipalities to pressure the provincial government! Please WRITE an EMAIL to Victoria Council at [email protected] or Saanich Council at [email protected] to express your support for this motion! See details HERE!

Send a Message to BC Politicians – Save BC’s Grandest Old-Growth Forests!

The two largest tracts of ancient forest left on southern Vancouver Island, the Central Walbran Valley (500 hectares) and Edinburgh Mountain Ancient Forest (1500 hectares), both near Port Renfrew, are threatened by the Teal-Jones Group. Please take 30 seconds and send a message to BC politicians through our website at: Thank you!

**DEADLINE OCT 31st!** Help Establish a new South Okanagan Similkameen National Park – Please SEND a MESSAGE now!

The Province of B.C. recently announced a new proposed conservation framework, including national park designation, for the South Okanagan-Similkameen Valleys and they have invited public comments until October 31. This is wonderful news! And now we need to seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to establish a national park here. Please take the time to SEND a MESSAGE to let the province know what makes this area special to you, and why this deserves the highest level of protection - especially by including Area 2 in the national park. Go to:

Forest Giveaway Plan for Timber Companies Threatens BC’s Public Forest Lands! Please SPEAK UP Now – May 30 noon Deadline!

In April, the BC Liberal government revived their proposal to allow major logging companies to receive exclusive logging rights over vast areas of public forest lands through the expansion of Tree Farm Licences. Despite being killed by widespread public opposition in 2013, they’ve resurrected this “forest giveaway scheme” like a zombie, in a bid to increase property rights for timber corporations on our public lands. These lands are vital for wildlife, recreation, scenery, clean water, wild salmon, First Nations, and small forestry operators. Go to and see here for more ways to speak up!  

SEND a MESSAGE website to protect the forests around Cathedral Grove

We've launched a new SEND a MESSAGE website to protect the forests around Cathedral Grove against Island Timberlands' old-growth logging plans, and to protect old-growth forests across BC. Please take 20 seconds to add your voice, and please SHARE - already 1100 people have sent messages in less than 24 hours since we launched the site!  

Petition to protect Old Growth Cedar in the Duncan River Area

Local activists are working to help save endangered old-growth redcedar trees in the Duncan River area near Kaslo, BC. Sign the petition here: “Located 58 km from the nearest highway, stands a grove of just under a 1000 trees. The last of the  old growth cedars left up the “Duncan”. Situated between the Duncan […]

Petition to protect the old-growth forests, ecological integrity and scenic viewsheds of the Discovery Islands!

Clearcut logging is destroying coastal communities in British Columbia. You can help:

NDP Leader Adrian Dix

URGENT- Strong Old-Growth Commitment Needed from BC’s NDP – Speak Up Now!

Last week the BC NDP mentioned in their Main Election Platform that they will "protect valuable old-growth forests", though they have not yet specified key details like "how much", "where", or "when". Previously, the NDP's Forestry Platform and their initial Environment Platform made no mention of old-growth forests or sustainable forestry, so this is a step forward for the party. What is needed now is a stronger commitment for a comprehensive, science-based old-growth protection plan that will fully end old-growth logging in endangered ecosystems and regions of BC.