If you know what’s happening to Vancouver Island's ancient old-growth rainforests and you want to do more than send a letter, this blog is for you.
While many of BC’s trees are going up in flames, the most resilient provincial forests that are less prone to fire – intact old-growth rainforests – continue to be clearcut in most parts of the province.
While many of BC’s trees are going up in flames, the most resilient provincial forests that are less prone to fire – intact old-growth rainforests – continue to be clearcut in most parts of the province. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the historic Clayoquot Sound mass arrest, a new Sierra Club BC map and data show more than thirty per cent of Vancouver Island’s remaining productive old-growth rainforest in 1993 was destroyed in just the last twenty-five years.
With proportional representation, all votes would count, no matter where you live. And election results under this more fair system would rebalance the political landscape across our province.
The decision to exclude the Ktunaxa, Secwepemc and Syilx Okanagan Nations from direct participation in the Columbia River Treaty renegotiation is a direct betrayal of any commitment to reconciliation and to the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
On July 24 marine biologists observed a member of the endangered Salish Sea orcas, known as J35 or Tahlequah, swimming around carrying her dead newborn calf on her back. In an effort to hold Trudeau accountable as a decision maker, Friends of Clayoquot Sound reached out to the South Island ecotourism operator, Ocean Ecoventures, to invite the Trudeaus on a reality tour to bear witness to the orcas’ mournful wake.
Sierra Club BC is delighted to welcome environmental lawyer Hannah Askew to our team as our new Executive Director!
Sierra Club BC is calling on the BC government to listen to the 223 international scientists who sent a letter to the province this week asking for urgent action to protect BC’s remaining coastal and inland temperate rainforest.
Sierra Club BC said today that the BC government should listen to the 221 international scientists who released a letter to the province regarding the management of BC's forests. The letter highlights the need for urgent and immediate action to protect the globally unique ecological values of BC’s remaining primary and intact coastal and inland temperate rainforest.
As UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee convenes this week for its annual meeting in Manama, Bahrain, Indigenous and environmental groups are calling on Canada to do more to protect its largest park, Wood Buffalo National Park.
As we watch with disgust as children are separated from their families and detained on the US-Mexico border, we must also take a wide-eyed look at our history of forced separation of children from their families and Indigenous peoples from their land here in Canada.
Stunning and unprecedented footage has just been released from Wood Buffalo National Park, threatened by Site C and the tarsands. Peace Valley Campaigner Galen Armstrong was recently joined by journalist Judith Lavoie and photographer Louis Bockner on a 10-day journey to highlight the struggle to protect the globally significant Peace-Athabasca Delta.