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.Continue reading Green coalition challenges Canadian forestry certification as ‘sustainable’
Environmentalists struggling to save diminishing ancient forests on Canada’s West Coast are hopeful after B.C. announced a new old-growth advisory panel staffed by respected foresters and scientists.Continue reading BC’s new old-growth advisory panel
By Melissa Renwick, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Port Renfrew, BC – After over a decade of documenting B.C.’s last remaining old-growth ecosystems, TJ Watt said he hadn’t come across anything quite like the grove of red cedars hidden in the upper reaches of the Caycuse watershed, near Port Renfrew.
“It was truthfully one of the most stunning old-growth forests I’ve been in,” said the co-founder of the Ancient Forest Alliance. “The sheer volume of giant cedars was mind-blowing – every direction you looked was another 10 to 12-foot-wide ancient cedar that could be 800 years old, or older.”
When he returned later that year in 2020, only their stumps remained.Continue reading The Last stand: Fairy Creek
Approximately 20 people were in attendance on Monday evening, 7pm for the Cortes Community Forest Cooperative (CCFC) AGM.Continue reading Cortes Community Forest Cooperative AGM