Tag Archives: Ramshackle Films

Connecting the dots between clearcut logging and BC’s megafloods

Vancouver based filmmaker Daniel J Pierce just released a film that attempts to connect the dots between clearcut logging and the megafloods wreaking havoc in BC’s Interior. 

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British Columbia’s Fight For Sustainable Logging

By Roy L Hales

When Island Timberlands arrived in 2012, they found Cortes island residents waiting behind a blockade. The Vancouver Observer sent a young film maker to cover the story, but Daniel Pierce found more than just another clash between a logging company and local environmentalists. He is still documenting British Columbia’s fight for sustainable logging.

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Powell River vs Island Timberlands

Originally published on Heartwood, Field Notes

Powell River has been fighting for its urban forests, which are slated to be logged by Island Timberlands. I.T. has been at the forefront of many forestry conflicts on the west coast of British Columbia, from Cortes Island to Port Alberni to Powell River. Communities are uniting to oppose the logging practices of Island Timberlands, which is the second largest landowner in BC, with over 235,000 Ha. of private managed forestland on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the Sunshine Coast. I.T. is majority owned by the BCIMC, the arms-length investment firm of the BC government, which invests all the public sector pension funds. The BC Teachers’ Federation, whose pensions are invested in I.T., recently filed a motion to oppose I.T,’s more controversial logging practices in the Alberni Valley.

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The Passion Behind Ramshackle Films

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An interview with Vancouver film maker Daniel J. Pierce about the motivation behind his films ©2015 Roy L Hales.  Interview conducted by Roy L Hales. Topics include Pierce’s decision to make documentaries, his first film, BC forestry issues & vision for the future.The Passion Behind Ramshackle Films

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The Klahoose First Nation & Origins of Cortes Community Forest

Originally published on Heartwood, Field Notes

In October 2013, it was announced that the Klahoose First Nation and the Cortes Community Forest Co-op had been jointly awarded a community forest tenure on Cortes Island, which will constitute the majority of crown lands on Cortes.

Their plan is to net out of the equation sensitive ecosystems, riparian zones, areas with very thin soils, and groves of old growth—and do selective, ecosystem-based forestry on what remains of the land base.

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