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Sierra Club BC’s Google Earth Tool Shows Vancouver Island Old-growth in State of Emergency

A new Google Earth file, developed by Sierra Club BC, shows old-growth coastal rainforest has reached a state of ecological emergency across vast parts of Vancouver Island and B.C.’s South Coast.
Logging Walbran photo by TJ Watt
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Sierra Club BC’s Google Earth Tool Shows Vancouver Island Old-growth in State of Emergency

We have developed a Google Earth file, that shows old-growth coastal rainforest has reached a state of ecological emergency across vast parts of Vancouver Island and B.C.’s South Coast.
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My journey west

Over the past ten years, the places I’ve worked and students I’ve worked with have taught me the value of building connections and reconnecting to the land. It’s been a journey that has taken me in many directions, most recently to Victoria, B.C.
Mother Sea Otter with pup by Mike Baird
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All about sea otters

Sea otters are furry little marine mammals from the Mustelidae or weasel family. They have a robust body, with a rounded head and short neck. Their snout is blunt with a small triangular nose and whiskers and their tail is short and flattened to work like a paddle.
Fern spores
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CRAZY FACTS: Does a fern have a heart?

It's not a beating heart, pumping life-sustaining blood, like mine and yours, but it is life sustaining.
ferns on trees
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Ecosystem 101:   The role of ferns

What role do ferns play in B.C.'s ecosystems? Find out from environmental education team.
Licorice Fern Polypodium glycyrrhiza
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Species Story: Licorice Fern

The licorice fern (Polypodium glycyrrhiza) is common on the west coast of North America, from northern California to the coast of Alaska.
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Musings of an Environmental Educator

Growing up, I spent most of my time outside. I loved going for walks, swimming in rivers and lakes, camping, canoeing and sitting around a fire at night. Some of my best times were spent taking my dog for a walk in a big farmers’ field behind our house.
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Tune in, Turn off and Go Outside!

In celebration of Family Day, Sierra Club BC staff have pledged to turn off our devices and spend some time enjoying the nature we work so hard to protect.