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Canada: Drilling Permits Issued on Tsilhqot’in Lands as Wildfires Rage

Featured image: Tsilhqot’in Nation community highway signs unveiled in 2015 as Supreme Court decision was being implemented. “Members of the public traveling into Nemiah Valley or Tatlayoko Valley can expect to see signs in the vicinity advising them when they are approaching declared Tsilhqot’in Title Lands,” shared the Government of the Province of British Colombia, … Continue reading Canada: Drilling Permits Issued on Tsilhqot’in Lands as Wildfires Rage

War in the Woods restarting in British Columbia?

From Forest Action Network Nine arrested this month on Mt. Elphinstone Resistance is escalating in the old-growth forests of the Sunshine Coast, from blockades to tree-sits to a burning barricade. For decades, residents have used almost every strategy in the book to protect wildlife and their drinking watersheds. But the clearcut logging continues under the … Continue reading War in the Woods restarting in British Columbia?

First Nation Serves Eviction Notices to BC Fish Farms

Featured image: Leaders from Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation recently boarded a BC fish farm to serve an eviction notice. Photo by Alexandra Morton. By Andrew Nikiforuk / The Tyee The Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw, whose traditional lands includes much of the Broughton Archipelago, have boarded two Japanese-owned fish farms and delivered eviction orders to remove their operations from unceded territories … Continue reading First Nation Serves Eviction Notices to BC Fish Farms

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

Updates on land defense in BC, Canada

This update comes from Victoria Forest Action Network (VICFAN), a grassroots organization fiercely committed to land defense in British Columbia. See also The Courage to Speak Truth to Power, a speech by VICFAN’s Zoe Blunt recently published at the DGR News Service. Cheers to the new year! And to the gutsy land defenders who stand … Continue reading Updates on land defense in BC, Canada

The Courage to Speak Truth to Power

By Zoe Blunt / Deep Green Resistance Featured Image via the Speak Truth the Power Project. The more we challenge the status quo, the more those with power attack us. Fortunately, social change is not a popularity contest. Activism is a path to healing from trauma. It’s taking back our power to protect ourselves and our … Continue reading The Courage to Speak Truth to Power

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

Redwoods: Only The Tallest Because The Rest Have Been Logged

Here is a familiar fact to many people across the United States and the world: the Redwoods of Northern California are the tallest trees in the world at nearly 400 feet. This is both true and false. It’s true because right now the redwoods are the tallest trees. But it’s false because not long ago, … Continue reading Redwoods: Only The Tallest Because The Rest Have Been Logged