City of Victoria passes motion opposing logging in the Walbran Valley

Environmentalists commend City of Victoria for standing against contentious cutblocks in a nearby old-growth area.

Group of Companies Receive International Eco-certification in the Great Bear Rainforest

Forest Stewardship Council certification for nearly one million hectares of forest compliments the conservation plan in the Great Bear Rainforest; largest certification of its kind on BC’s coast. VANCOUVER (savethegreatbear.org) – Nearly one million hectares of temperate rainforest have been newly certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in BC’s Great Bear Rainforest. The certified…

Greenpeace blockades a Quebec ministry to protest forestry practices

After delivering to the ministry a load of two-by-fours manufactured by AbitibiBowater, Canada’s largest and most destructive logging company, a dozen Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the building doors, at 880 Chemin Sainte-Foy in Quebec City. They also hung a banner reading: “Boreal Forest: The Destruction Starts Here”.

Caribou Under Threat

Woodland caribou represent Canada’s natural legacy, but their population is in steady decline due to expanding industrial development in the boreal forest.

New War in Woods? Battle Front Shifts

The war in the woods that seemed to simmer down in Clayoquot last week may have found a new flash point in Port Alberni. A local activist group, including at least one millionaire, blames poorly regulated logging methods for polluting water, eroding land, damaging roads, risking lives and sucking jobs out of the area.

Years of tension end with ‘unique’ B.C. rain forest deal

VANCOUVER — After 10 years of logging-road blockades, marketplace boycotts and meetings that were so fractious people couldn’t even agree on lunch breaks, the antagonists in British Columbia’s great land-use debate finally made peace.