Logging company is seeking to bar public access to BC’s Walbran Valley.
Environmentalists commend City of Victoria for standing against contentious cutblocks in a nearby old-growth area.
Shared by: Nature Conservancy of Canada – A group of over 30 Conservation Volunteers and staff from Habitat Acquisition Trust, Cowichan Land Trust, Parks Canada, Quamichan Watershed Stewardship Society, Cowichan Young Naturalists Club, Canada World Youth, Saanich Native Plant Nursery and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) recently joined forces to continue restoration efforts at Quamichan wetlands…
Hearings will determine whether the BC government is bound by law to protect the province’s endangered old-growth Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem.
Twenty years ago Clayoquot Sound was the site of the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history, yet today the region is more threatened than ever, say Dan Lewis and Bonny Glambeck of Clayoquot Action.
Ecojustice lawyers are representing the Wilderness Committee and ForestEthics Solutions in a legal challenge against the BC government, arguing the province is bound by law to protect an endangered old-growth Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem.
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation is angered to learn that plans to begin gold mining work in the Tranquil Valley in Clayoquot Sound took a significant step forward last week.
Discover the hike of a lifetime! The West Coast Trail is a 5 to 7 day backpacking route that winds through temperate rainforests along beaches, cliffs and sandstone.
Environmental groups — Wilderness Committee, ForestEthics Solutions and Ecojustice — are seeking a court order stating that the province has violated its own laws to protect these forests from extinction. The case is expected to be heard this year.
People from every corner of Vancouver Island and southern BC are converging in Comox, as the National Energy Board Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project holds public hearings.
Merve and Anne Wilkinson, who spent their lives managing forested areas sustainably on Vancouver Island, have both passed away — Merve recently and Anne a few years ago.
THE WHALE tells the true story of a young, wild killer whale – an orca – nicknamed Luna, who lost contact with his family on the coast of British Columbia and turned up alone in a narrow stretch of sea between mountains, a place called Nootka Sound.
The Nuu-chah-nulth Traditional Foods Toolkit—a six-booklet collection now available online.
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) would like to acknowledge the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation’s (HCTF) continuing investment in B.C.’s wildlife habitat, helping to kick start its wetland rebuild program this year. With $250,000 from the HCTF, DUC will restore six B.C. wetlands and complete preliminary work for eight high-priority conservation projects.
Vancouver – The Wilderness Committee strongly condemned Liberal leadership hopeful Christy Clark’s suggestion, reported in a recent Globe and Mail article, that Ottawa should be pressured to approve the so-called Prosperity Mine, located on the Chilcotin Plateau west of Williams Lake, BC. The proposed Taseko Mines Inc. operation would have turned Fish Lake into a tailings pond for mine waste.
Mary Lake sits in the midst of a treasured 107-acre parcel of land near Victoria, BC, that’s now under threat of development. The property is a critical habitat for numerous indigenous plant and animal species, many listed as endangered or threatened.
Victoria – Three Vancouver Island MLA’s submitted over 2500 petitions today calling for the phase out of old-growth logging on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. The petitions were collected by the Wilderness Committee, and submitted by Members of the Legislative Assembly Scott Fraser, Lana Popham and Claire Trevena on behalf of their constitutes. “Vancouver…