By Bruce Ellingsen
Obtaining a Community Forest (CF) tenure on the Crown Forest lands and managing it
sustainably, while allowing for a modest harvest to occur for the development of a local
forest products related economic sector, has consistently, since the 1990’s, been a top
priority for the great majority within the Cortes community.
Continue reading Clarifying The Meaning Of “Sustainability”In The Management Of The Cortes Community Forest
Originally published on the Watershed Sentinel
By Rex Weyler
About one-fifth of the world’s ancient forests remain intact. The forests have protectors and champions, but Earth still loses ancient forest every year to human enterprise, and now, to the new human-mediated climate.
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By Roy L Hales
Though it is no longer a secret, relatively few North Americans have visited one of the continent’s oldest extant stands of giant old-growth red cedar and Douglas fir. The site was slated to be clearcut, when T J Watt spotted a large cedar close to Route 14 just outside of Port Renfrew, British Columbia, in 2009. Figuring there was likely to be more, he hiked into the forest. The Victoria based Ancient Forest Alliance was born out of the campaign to protect the ten acre site now known as Avatar Grove.
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By Roy L Hales
There is a little spot of Eden just outside of Gibsons. A 7-kilometre-long network of trails guides visitors along Roberts Creek and through the old growth forest. Sampling a slice of nature at Cliff Gilker Park can be an afternoon’s experience, or a short relaxing walk.
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