Take Action for Forests
Reports & Backgrounders
Old-Growth Forest Fact Sheet – May 2019
Hidden, Ignored and Growing: BC’s Forest Carbon Emissions – January 2019
BC Forest Carbon Meltdown – January 2014
Carbon at Risk: Old-growth and Carbon – February 2013
Stories and Media Releases
In the 1990s, our members were among the many voices calling for protection of the Sooke Hills. When the Province suggested it was considering a developing a roadway through this local treasure, we knew it was time to jump into action.
The outpouring in North Cowichan has been a reminder of community power and that a better future for BC's forests is entirely possible. Meanwhile, on the Sunshine Coast, some of Canada’s oldest living trees remain under immediate threat.
Retired government forest ecologist Jim Pojar and Skeena Wild have just released a report on forestry and carbon. The report refutes some common myths and shows why the protection of old-growth forests is critical in addressing climate change.
Environmental groups Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) and Sierra Club BC are calling on the B.C. government to direct its logging agency, B.C. Timber Sales (BCTS), to cancel a proposed cut block on the Sunshine Coast. The cut block contains stands of ancient trees, one of which has been found to be 1,036 years old.
On February 6, sixteen MLAs across the province received a visit from concerned constituents. More than a hundred people showed up to their constituency offices to deliver a letter signed by 20,000+ BC residents calling for the protection of the last intact stands of unprotected old-growth on Vancouver Island and endangered old-growth forests across the province.
Here in “Super, Natural B.C.,” we often celebrate our biological richness and spectacular landscapes. Many of us hang on to the belief that things are not so bad in our neck of the woods, despite the fact that 1,900 B.C. species are at risk of disappearing.