Old-Growth Forest Webinars
9 in 10 British Columbians support taking action to defend endangered old-growth forests.
Yet every day across the province, more than 500 soccer fields’ worth of old-growth forests are still being clearcut. And mismanagement and bad logging practices are creating problems in intact forests young and old.
With Sierra Club BC’s forest webinars, you can get up to speed on forests in BC.
Topics include the state of old-growth forests, forest policy, the link between climate change and forests, debunking forestry myths and misinformation, Indigenous jurisdiction, and how you can take action to defend forests.
Watch the recordings below, and sign up for our email list to take part in future live webinars.
Old-Growth Forests Update Nov 14, 2019
Senior Forest and Climate Campaigner Jens Wieting and Lead Organizer Galen Armstrong host a webinar about the BC government’s old-growth panel and how you can engage with it this fall, as well as the BC government’s current forestry law review process.
We also discuss our recently commissioned poll, which found that a whopping 92% of British Columbians support taking action to protect old-growth forests.
Forest Planet: A Special Climate Strike Webinar September 24, 2019
The world’s forests are in crisis, hit by the double whammy of climate change and ongoing human destruction. Despite the negative trends, they continue to help us stave off even worse impacts of climate change by absorbing a large amount of our carbon emissions and protecting communities to some degree from flooding, droughts and fires. But how much longer can forests withstand these pressures?
Senior Forest and Climate Campaigner Jens Wieting and Lead Organizer Galen Armstrong share what BC and Canada need to do to protect forests and inspire global action.
Help Make BC’s Forestry Laws Better July 12, 2019
Sierra Club BC’s Senior Forest and Climate Campaigner Jens Wieting explains how to participate in BC’s forestry law review process and the key points to make to the BC government in calling for better forestry laws. Get more info on the FRPA (Forest Range and Practices Act) review.
Mark Worthing June 13, 2019
Mark is Sierra Club BC’s Climate and Conservation Campaigner, as well as an activist, founding member of Tanker Free BC, conservation enthusiast, community builder, and small business entrepreneur. Mark has been in the forests and clearcuts for the past month and will be reporting back on what he’s seen, what’s happening, what old growth timber auctions are coming up, and what we can do about this. He’ll also be reporting back on the June 6th day of action.
Jennifer Houghton May 30, 2019
Jennifer is a founder of Boundary Forest Watershed Stewardship Society, a non-profit, grassroots, citizen’s society advocating for culturally and ecologically sustainable forestry practices in the forest and watershed of the Boundary Area in the southern interior of BC. Jennifer will talk about her experience in the grand forks floods, learning about how those floods were worsened by clearcuts, and how she became a community organizer on the issue. She’ll also talk about plans for the June 6 day of action.
Dr. Judith Sayers May 23, 2019
Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers is a member of the Hupacasath First Nation and mother of two. She is the President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Strategic Advisor with Sayers Strategic Advice; and former Chief of Hupacasath First Nation.
Valerie Langer May 16, 2019
Valerie is the Fibre Solutions Specialist at Canopy. Valerie has been engaged in forest conservation campaigns for over twenty years, working as the Forest Campaigner for Friends of Clayoquot Sound from 1988 to 2004 and taking part in the collaborative process that developed Ecosystem-Based Management in the Great Bear Rainforest. Today, Valerie is focused on accelerating Next Generation solutions, which includes use of agricultural residues, such as wheat straw, to make commercial paper and use of recycled clothing to make new rayon, as an alternative to using primary forests for pulp and paper and textiles.
Guy Dauncey May 9, 2019
Guy Dauncey is an eco-futurist who works to develop a positive vision of a sustainable future, and to translate that vision into action. He is founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, co-founder of the Victoria Car Share Co-operative and author or co-author of nine books, including ’The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming’.
Andy MacKinnon May 2, 2019
Andy, whose graduate research was in mycology, is a forest ecologist and the co-author of six guidebooks to BC plants. He recently retired from a 30-year career as an ecologist with the Research Branch of the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources.
Sharon Primau & Hannah Askew April 25, 2019
Sharon is an intercultural educator, a wildcrafter, a gatherer and harvester of traditional foods and medicines. She creates tinctures and salves and makes soap from what she harvests along with plant medicines and foods in their season for teas, sustenance and other uses. She is from the Tsilhqot’in Nation.
Hannah is Sierra Club BC’s Executive Director. Hannah is a lawyer and practiced public interest environmental law before joining Sierra Club BC. She also researched Tsilhqot’in and Ktunaxa law as part of the RELAW project (“Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water”).
Eli Enns April 18, 2019
Eli is a Nuu-chah-nulth Canadian political scientist who has focused in Constitutional Law, International Dispute Resolution and Ecological Governance. Co-founder of the Ha’uukmin Tribal Park in Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island.