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Cortes Island Ancient Forest #1: The Basil Creek Watershed

Cortes Island activist and biologist, Sabina Leader-Mense, takes Wilderness Committee Vancouver Island campaigner, Torrance Coste, on a tour of the Basil Creek Watershed—a spectacular grove of unlogged, ancient forest, and the very first area on Island Timberland’s cut-block.

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The Seeds of Heartwood: Forest Guardians of Cortes Island

There is a special feeling that you get when you walk through an ancient forest. You feel surrounded by something more ancient and mysterious than the oldest tree in the forest.

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Forest Fest 2012 on Cortes Island

Forest Fest was a music festival & activist convergence that took place over the weekend of August 25 on Cortes Island, BC in response to Island Timberlands’ impending plans to industrially log on Cortes. The festival brought internationally renowned speakers and activists, many of whom live on Cortes, such as Tzeporah Berman, Zoe Blunt, and Rex Weyler. The intention was to spark a conversation about peaceful direct action in the face of huge corporate interests, and to send a message to Island Timberlands that Cortes is and always will be “socially inoperable”.

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