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
A coalition of BC environmentalists, unions, and business representatives is calling on the new BC government to take action to protect the province’s endangered old-growth forests and ensure a sustainable, value-added, second-growth forest industry.
It’s summer, and that means a lot of travel for families and communities. Have you considered buying carbon credits to offset some of your emissions? As an alternative, consider supporting Sierra Club BC’s work toward lasting protection of Vancouver Island’s carbon-rich endangered old-growth rainforest.
Most of us have heard about how rainforests are in trouble and the rapid rate at which we are losing these spectacular ecosystems, along with the incredible diversity of species that depend on them. Close to home, very few know that the remaining old-growth forest on Vancouver Island is disappearing faster than natural tropical rainforests.
Destruction of the Island’s original old-growth rainforest is occurring three times faster than primary forest loss in tropical rainforests. The call for action is an initiative of Sierra Club BC.
The BC government’s Forest Practices Board released its findings today regarding Sierra Club BC’s May 2016 complaint about Lemare Lake Logging Ltd. logging practices in the East Creek area. East Creek forms part of the largest remaining contiguous ancient rainforest on northern Vancouver Island.
A new CCPA-BC report shows that between 2013 and 2016, more raw logs were shipped from BC than during any other four-year period in the province’s history, prompting two forest industry unions and three leading environmental groups to call for a ban on raw log exports from old-growth forests and bold government action to stimulate BC’s flagging forest sector.