Wildsight welcomes the BC government’s commitment to protecting biodiversity and ecosystem health and the creation of a law that would give overarching priority to biodiversity protection. The draft Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Framework was released today. “If implemented, this will be a paradigm shift in how we value and manage our natural resources in BC. … Continued
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Wildsight news : Forests
[Kukamaʔnam/Kimberley] — Thursday, October 26, Premier David Eby unveiled a new $300 million Conservation Financing Mechanism that will help progress British Columbia’s mandate to protect 30% of its land and water by 2030 (30×30). The funds, which consist of $150 million from the province and $150 million through the BC Parks Foundation, will be used … Continued
The old growth mysteries we risk losing before we realize they exist.
Imagine flying nearly 4,000 kilometres from Mexico to sip the sap of BC’s old growth — only to arrive and find few ancient trees left. Such is the life of a Williamson’s sapsucker, a little-known woodpecker that migrates every year from the southern US and Mexico to nest in the old growth western larch and … Continued
Pinus albicaulis, more commonly known as whitebark pine, is a five-needled conifer that makes its home in high elevation forests across its native range. This sometimes scraggly, sometimes towering, tree ekes out its existence in some of the most challenging environmental conditions imaginable. From snowpacks deep enough to bury a tree several metres high to … Continued
It’s been three years since the release of the Old Growth Strategic Review, but our ancient trees are still being loaded onto logging trucks. One square kilometer of old growth is logged every single day in BC. Will you speak up to protect our irreplaceable forests?
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.
The Cheakamus Community Forest sits on 330 square kilometres of forest surrounding Whistler, and operates under an ecosystem management-based approach. We met with executive director Heather Beresford to learn more about how forests such as these might shape the future of forestry.
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.