BC Forests

Posted on November 19, 2013

 by Jim Cooperman, Web Exclusive, November 2013

There was little time to revel in the sudden appearance of sunshine in October after over a week of low dense fog, because our skies quickly filled with smoke from countless logging slash piles.  While forest practices have improved since the bad old

Posted on March 04, 2014

Two people were taken into custody this morning on a Slocan Valley logging road, less than a day after a judge extended an injunction against the Sinixt First Nation and their supporters.

Posted on February 20, 2014

Forestwatch is a listserve with over 100 members that has been active in one form or another since the late 1990s. Typical postings include news items about BC forest issues, press releases and occasional local observations or viewpoints.

Posted on September 30, 2013

by Van Andruss, Web Exclusive

"We do good economics because in those situations jobs are the profits, not dollars. The people you employ to care for the land make up the profits, and if at the end of the day you have an even balanced sheet, that’s what economics are all about."

Posted on September 28, 2013

by Anne Cameron, Tahsis, B.C.

Web exclusive

Tahsis is a small village of less than three hundred year-round residents situated at the end of an unpaved road.  We're an hour and a half from Gold River, we have a health clinic which sees a doctor every Tuesday and Thursday, but we have no bank, no vet, no dentist, no cell phone service and not much of anything, really. 

Posted on September 04, 2013

Rainforest Miracle - Wade Davisby Wade Davis
Photo by Markus Mauthe, Greenpeace

In the shadow of red cedar, along a stream colored by salmon, in a place where plants draw food from the air and small creatures living on dew never touch the forest floor, it is difficult to imagine a time when the coastal temperate rain forests of North America did not exist. These immense and mysterious forests extend in a vast arc from northern California 2,000 miles north and west to the Copper River and the Gulf of Alaska. A constellation of life unique on Earth spreads between sea and mountain peak, reaching across and defying national boundaries as myriad species envelop all

Posted on September 04, 2013

The protest movement to save the Clayoquot Sound wilderness forest had been building since the 1980s when the clash climaxed with blockades in 1993, twenty years ago this summer. Nuu-chah-nulth indigenous leaders and ecology activists made a historic stand that changed forestry practices in British Columbia. Over nine hundred activists were arrested and most convicted of crimes, before the surviving sections of the Clayoquot wilderness were preserved.
by Charles Lillard

Some years ago a friend and I were up behind Bamfield

Posted on October 17, 2012

There's a lot going on in Nuu-chah-nulth territory.

by Maggie Paquet

The Nuu-chah- nulth have occupied the west coast of Vancouver Island for many thousands of years, where they have lived self-sufficiently according to the principle of Hishukistsawalk: everything is one.

Posted on October 15, 2012

Critics of the government's closed-door deal say MacBlo
should have been compensated in cash, not land.

The BC government has agreed to hand over thousands of hectares of Crown land to forest giant MacMillan Bloedel, in a precedent-setting deal that will exempt the land from environmental protection.

Posted on October 15, 2012

Cortes Island seeks a brighter future for its forests.

by Liza Morris

Cortes Island stands on the brink of a revolution--or a higher stage of evolution--in its local forest practices.

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