The old growth mysteries we risk losing before we realize they exist.
Author: Eddie Petryshen
Join us at a rally for old growth on the provincial day of action, Sept 28th.
In Nelson at MLA Brittny Anderson’s office or in Revelstoke.
If you fly over British Columbia, the most acute problem affecting our forests becomes alarmingly clear; it’s not just Fairy Creek, old growth logging or clearcutting, it’s the astonishing rate of logging that is happening due to the provincially set Annual Allowable Cut. This rate of cut threatens the viability of our province’s biodiversity, our … Continued
I’m standing at the edge of a clearcut where a towering ancient cedar and hemlock rainforest used to be. One giant cedar tree remains in the middle, a lonely monument holding the memories of creatures who used to call this place home. Only a year ago, this clearcut was a forest full of life.
As humans for 50,000 generations we were wildlife. I cannot see our identity as humans separate from the natural world in which we emerged. Over the last 500 generations we’ve largely removed ourselves from that relationship. But it’s in there. In every single one of us. It’s in the weathered old man who wakes up … Continued
For Immediate Release: Kukama?nam/Kimberley Incomappleux protection marks a turning point for protection of rare Inland Temperate Rainforest Wildsight celebrates the creation of the Incomappleux Conservancy in the heart of the Inland Temperate Rainforest (ITR). The Province is permanently protecting 58,654 hectares which includes rare and ancient forest in the Incomappleux Valley, south of Glacier National … Continued
Deep in the heart of BC’s Inland Temperate Rainforest a logging plan threatens ancient and globally rare forest in the Seymour River area, northwest of Revelstoke. The area is part of the epicentre for the largest remaining and most viable southernmost caribou herd in BC. A cumulative logging plan by BC Timber Sales ( and … Continued
When a caribou moves, a tendon rolls over bones in its foot creating a unique clicking sound. A few years ago on a trip in the Northern Monashees, I ran into a female caribou in a meadow. We were both battling swarms of mosquitoes. She looked at me with curiosity. Her white neck fur shimmered … Continued
Field work to conserve old growth forests and caribou habitat in the North Columbia mountains began this month. The project that we’re embarking on is identifying, assessing, and advocating for the protection of endangered old growth forest in the Inland Temperate Rainforest. Not a lot of ground assessment has been done in the Inland Temperate … Continued
The first time I met a wolverine it was a bluebird day in the Purcell mountains. As I kick-turned my skis into another switchback that afternoon, I turned, and there she was. She was still as could be, staring at me through the sub-alpine trees, cautious and curious. It was one fleeting moment before she … Continued