Canada’s Mossiest Rainforest aka Fangorn Forest

This is the unprotected "Mossy Maple Grove", Canada's mossiest rainforest, a stand of enormous old-growth Bigleaf maple trees -- some as much as 2 meters (7 feet) wide in trunk diameter -- completely draped in hanging gardens of mosses and ferns found just south of Cowichan Lake on southern Vancouver Island, BC.

Jane Morden by an Ancient Douglas-fir in the McLaughlin Ridge

Join the Friends of McLaughlin Ridge on Facebook!

Port Alberni residents led by local activist Jane Morden are standing up to protect the endangered McLaughlin Ridge, a 500 hectare tract of ancient Douglas-fir forest near the town that biologists have classified as both critical habitat for wintering deer and endangered Queen Charlotte goshawks

Concerned local citizen Oliver H. stands near large old-growth Douglas-fir trees in the endangered forests of Cortes Island.

Save Cortes Island’s Endangered Forests!

Please WRITE A QUICK EMAIL as soon as possible to BC's Minister of Environment, Hon. Terry Lake at: [email protected] . Ask that the BC government help fund the purchase of endangered old-growth stands, sensitive ecosystems, and other high priority lands for conservation currently owned by Island Timberlands. ***BE SURE to include your FULL NAME and ADDRESS so they know you are a real person!

The McLaughlin Giant - Old-growth Douglas-fir measuring 23.5ft in circumference or 7.5ft in diameter

Protect McLaughlin Ridge! Please take 5 minutes to write a quick email!

PLEASE take 5 minutes and WRITE a Letter to Minister of Forests Steve Thomson at: [email protected] and Minister of the Environment Terry Lake at: [email protected]

Old-growth logging near the Avatar Grove on Vancouver Island.

Deadline to Submit Avatar Grove Protection Comments this Wednesday, Nov. 9th!

After almost two years of intense public pressure led by the Ancient Forest Alliance and the Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce, the BC government is looking to officially declare Avatar Grove off-limits to logging. They are proposing to include the Avatar Grove within 59 hectares of new Old-Growth Management Areas (OGMA’s), pending the completion of public input that closes this Wednesday, November 9.  


Date:          Thursday, October 20, 2011 Time:          7:00-8:30 pm Location:    Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora St., Victoria  (click here for map) YOUR participation will send an undeniable message to Christy Clark’s BC Liberal government that they MUST act during the next 18 months before a BC election to protect British Columbia’s ancient forests and ensure sustainable forestry jobs!

Ban Raw Log Exports March and Rally

Stop the Export of Our Future, Our Jobs - Sponsored by the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada, supported by the Ancient Forest Alliance.


June 14th – Rally to support Hul’quimi’num people’s fight against takeover of TimberWest

First Nations people of Eastern Vancouver Island will rally tomorrow against the sale of TimberWest due to lack of consultation within their traditional territories.


Forests for the Future: Community Gathering & Letter-Writing Evening at the Rhizome Cafe

Join in on a grassroots community gathering to celebrate the legacy of BC's endangered ancient forests and to voice support for their protection. Featuring forest trivia, letter-writing, and a slideshow of images of BC's ancient temperate rainforests!

A large group of hikers crowd around the massive redcedar dubbed "Canada's Gnarliest Tree" during an Ancient Forest Alliance led public hike to the Avatar Grove in summer 2010.


Yesterday BC’s Forests Minister Pat Bell announced that he is considering protecting the endangered Avatar Grove near Port Renfrew, and is also looking at developing new legal tools to increase protection of exceptional ancient trees and old-growth stands in BC. This would be an important step forward!