On Clayoquot Sound anniversary, Sierra Club BC map shows more than 30 per cent of Vancouver Island’s remaining old-growth rainforest destroyed since protests

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.

Sierra Club BC: International scientists' letter a wake-up call for protection of British Columbia’s endangered temperate rainforests

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. 

Old-growth logging: A threat to orca whales?

There’s a new threat to orca whales on BC’s coast, and it’s probably not what you think. BC’s northern resident orcas have a long and important cultural tradition of rubbing themselves on certain beaches on northern Vancouver Island. But the beaches that these sensitive, highly intelligent creatures visit to rub themselves are threatened by old-growth logging.

Hitting the ground laughing: Volunteering with Sierra Club BC

Our Victoria and Volunteer teams have been hitting the streets to build the movement to defend old-growth forests on Vancouver Island. Lead Organizer Galen Armstrong shares about the clipboard-infused fun they've been up to... and how you can get involved.