Members of the Clayoquot Sound Conservation Alliance (CSCA) are congratulating the Ahousaht and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations for securing a key federal commitment to advance their land-use visions in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia, which will conserve the remaining ecologically-rare old growth forests in this iconic region.
On March 11, 2016 Sierra Club BC's biodiversity and forests campaigner Mark Worthing traveled with investigative journalist Ben Parfitt to Powell River to speak at Sierra Club Malaspina's event "Are Forests Forever?" Following the event, the wonderful Malaspina group sent some kind words to thank Mark and Ben for their contributions and dedication.
A new Google Earth file, developed by Sierra Club BC, shows old-growth coastal rainforest has reached a state of ecological emergency across vast parts of Vancouver Island and B.C.’s South Coast.
We have developed a Google Earth file, that shows old-growth coastal rainforest has reached a state of ecological emergency across vast parts of Vancouver Island and B.C.’s South Coast.
On the 27th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill that devastated the community of Cordova, Alaska and left Prince William Sound with an oily legacy that persists to this day, Sierra Club BC and Living Oceans Society say that a legislated oil tanker ban is the only certain way to protect B.C.’s north coast from a similar fate.
Over the past ten years, the places I’ve worked and students I’ve worked with have taught me the value of building connections and reconnecting to the land. It’s been a journey that has taken me in many directions, most recently to Victoria, B.C.
Sea otters are furry little marine mammals from the Mustelidae or weasel family. They have a robust body, with a rounded head and short neck. Their snout is blunt with a small triangular nose and whiskers and their tail is short and flattened to work like a paddle.
The approval of the Woodfibre LNG terminal shows that the new federal government is not taking the climate emergency seriously. Data released from NASA earlier in March shows an alarming acceleration of global temperature increase.
On Wednesday February 24th, Sierra Club BC partnered with the Royal BC Museum to put on a multifaceted event that brought out speakers Troy Sebastian from the Ktunaxa National Council, Dr. Richard Hebda from the Royal BC Museum, and world renowned conservationists Brian Keating.
The environmental assessment for Petronas’ Pacific Northwest LNG terminal on Lelu Island was released last month. It found the proposed project would have significant climate impacts and harm to local harbour porpoises, but completely ignored the risks to wild salmon.
On March 1, BC Hydro was given an injunction authorizing removal of a First Nations cultural camp at the historic site of Rocky Mountain Fort near the proposed dam site. Now BC Hydro is in a rush to finish clear-cutting a large portion of the riverbank on the Peace River before the migratory songbirds come back in March and logging has to stop.
It's not a beating heart, pumping life-sustaining blood, like mine and yours, but it is life sustaining.
What role do ferns play in B.C.'s ecosystems? Find out from environmental education team.