Places Archives: Walbran Ancient Forest

To Save a Rainforest

By Zoe Blunt / WildCoast.ca “I’m in love. With salmon, with trees outside my window, with baby lampreys living in sandy streambottoms, with slender salamanders crawling through the duff. And if you love, you act to defend your beloved.” — Derrick Jensen Pacific Coast people have always defended the places we love. Most of British Columbia … Continue reading To Save a Rainforest

Walbran Valley update and call to action

From our friends at Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network in BC, Canada: Together we will win: Native and non-native people join forces to stop the destruction Pacheedaht First Nation declares support for a grassroots re-occupation of their traditional territory in the Walbran Valley, where Teal Jones logging company is clear-cutting the ancient cathedral forests … Continue reading Walbran Valley update and call to action

Logging the Walbran Valley: An Open Letter to Teal Jones

Editor’s Note: This letter, published at Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network, is addressed  to Canadian timber company Teal Jones Group in regards to the planned logging of Walbran Valley.  You can read more about this at Renewed Defense of British Columbia’s Central Walbran Ancient Forest.  Featured image of freshly cut cedar tree courtesy of … Continue reading Logging the Walbran Valley: An Open Letter to Teal Jones

Renewed Defense of British Columbia’s Central Walbran Ancient Forest

Bobby Arbess aka Reuben Garbanzo / Friends of Carmanah/Walbran Sixty years of logging have left only five percent of the primary low-elevation ancient temperate rainforests of Vancouver island remaining. These are some of the world’s most biologically productive forests, attaining higher levels of plant biomass than any ecosystem on earth. The logging industry liquidated the … Continue reading Renewed Defense of British Columbia’s Central Walbran Ancient Forest