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.
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.
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.
A new Sierra Club BC map released today entitled State of Vancouver Island’s Coastal Temperate Rainforest shows with in-depth detail the scarce remaining endangered old-growth rainforest ecosystems and recent old-growth destruction on Vancouver Island.
Sierra Club BC welcomes increased protection for the northern goshawk and marbled murrelet announced by the B.C. government yesterday. However, more action is needed for old-growth rainforest ecosystems and species in the race against time.