Sierra Club BC, Wilderness Committee and Ancient Forest Alliance are calling for a halt on BC Timber Sales old-growth permits after visiting Schmidt Creek, the next valley slated for logging by BCTS.
Sierra Club BC Communications Specialist Summer Goulden shares her thoughts about the importance of getting outside with youth over the summer break.
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.
Sierra Club BC is calling on the BC government to direct government-owned BC Timber Sales (BCTS) to hold off plans for old-growth logging and roadbuilding in the Schmidt Creek watershed because of very high conservation values, including proximity to unique rubbing beaches used by Orca whales.
This month, Peace Valley farmers Ken and Arlene Boon have been touring southern BC with a message: Site C is not a done deal. There is a long list of reasons why it still makes sense to scrap Site C and restore the Peace Valley. And there’s one huge reason in particular that is bigger than any megadam: treaty rights.
People who support protection of old-growth forests on Vancouver Island now have a new tool for taking action in their communities. Sierra Club BC's new State of Vancouver Island’s Coastal Temperate Rainforest map shows with in-depth detail the scarce remaining endangered old-growth rainforest ecosystems.