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Most of us have heard about how rainforests are in trouble and the rapid rate at which we are losing these spectacular ecosystems, along with the incredible diversity of species that depend on them. Close to home, very few know that the remaining old-growth forest on Vancouver Island is disappearing faster than natural tropical rainforests.
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It's official—the BC election period has begun. From now until Election Day, the rules make it difficult for Sierra Club BC to draw attention to issues you care about like the Site C dam, Kinder Morgan tankers and protecting old-growth forests. That’s why we need your help more than ever.
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Destruction of the Island’s original old-growth rainforest is occurring three times faster than primary forest loss in tropical rainforests. The call for action is an initiative of Sierra Club BC.
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As many of you know, by the time you read this note I will no longer be Executive Director. I will remain involved in the conservation movement as long as I am able – putting my energy toward defending nature, moving off a carbon-based economy and reminding people that their health is directly linked to a healthy environment. I thank you for your confidence in Sierra Club BC, and please continue to support the good work we do.
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The BC government’s Forest Practices Board released its findings today regarding Sierra Club BC’s May 2016 complaint about Lemare Lake Logging Ltd. logging practices in the East Creek area. East Creek forms part of the largest remaining contiguous ancient rainforest on northern Vancouver Island.
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A new CCPA-BC report shows that between 2013 and 2016, more raw logs were shipped from BC than during any other four-year period in the province’s history, prompting two forest industry unions and three leading environmental groups to call for a ban on raw log exports from old-growth forests and bold government action to stimulate BC’s flagging forest sector.
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The Ahousaht Hawiih (hereditary chiefs) have publicly announced their nation’s new comprehensive Land Use Vision for their territory, which sits within the heart of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Representatives of the Clayoquot Sound Conservation Alliance were present to support and congratulate the Hawiih for this initiative.
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Have you ever hiked through the forests of Vancouver Island and come across rivers bursting out of the ground from seemingly nowhere? It's karst landscape.
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Standing for truth, falling for politics: Mark Worthing takes us on a tour of BC's wild-west style forestry industry, from FRPA and FSPs to mill closures and Blockadia.
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Six years ago today, Ktunaxa Nation made public their affirmation of their ʔaknumu¢tiŧiŧ with respect to the sacred lands and waters of Qat’muk.