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Wilderness Committee Attends Massive Wild Salmon Rally at Vancouver Art Gallery

On Saturday, Oct. 3rd the Wilderness Committee attended a large wild salmon rally organized by the new citizens group the Wild Salmon Circle.

Clayoquot Sound Trail Expedition to Lone Cone Mountain on Meares Island - Tla-o-qui-aht Nation Territory

This past weekend the Wilderness Committee had the great honour of being asked to help the Tla-o-qui-aht repair an ancient "culture and spirit" trail leading up Lone Cone Mountain in Clayoquot Sound.  Four hearty souls led by the Wilderness Committee's Martin Krykorka and Tla-o-qui-aht band member Corey Charlie made their way across the waters on our friend Brandon's boat from Tofino to the native community of Kakawis, where the trail begins. Beautiful fall weather greeted the trail crew as they snipped and sawed their way up the mountain. They worked late and rose early but according to all reports had lots of hot chocolate and marshmallows!

New Bush Tales from Ontario and Manitoba

Wilderness Committee staffers Andy Miller and Eric Reder just returned home from their biggest, most audacious wilderness expedition to date, an exploration by foot, 4x4 truck, canoe and by air of the proposed “East Shore Wilderness” area of eastern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Located 200 km north of Winnipeg, Kenora, Dryden and Thunder Bay, the Eastshore is North America’s largest remaining intact, mostly road-less forest.

Cleaning up Ch'uuis Beach in Clayoquot Sound

On the weekend of September 19 a team of Wilderness Committee staff and volunteers headed out to Clayoquot Sound to participate in the Great Canadian Beach Clean Up.

News conference: stop logging in caribou habitat

On Sept. 23, the Wilderness Committee and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society co-hosted a press conference to share a new map provided by the Manitoba government that confirms that woodland caribou are living in an area of northwest Manitoba scheduled for intensive logging operations.

Rally at Federal Fisheries Office Demanding Action to Protect Wild Salmon

On September 16th the Wilderness Committee attended a rally to protect wild salmon in front of Federal Fisheries office in downtown Vancouver organized by the newly formed Wild Salmon Circle.

In Defense of Jackson Farm

Last night I went to a Public Hearing in Maple Ridge on a proposed city amendment to turn the historic Jackson Farm into a sub-division. Now you’ve got to live in Maple Ridge to really understand how important Jackson Farm is to the community. The farm goes way, way back and the Jackson’s were and are loved by all. Nearly every speaker, whether in favour or opposed to the subdivision prefaced there comments by telling a personal anecdote about their wonderful relationship with the Jackson’s. Now, the most important thing to consider here is that the Jackson’s wanted their farm turned into a park or used in some way for agriculture; they did not want a sub-division.

Clayoquot River Valley Witness Trail - Week 3

For three weeks this August, the Wilderness Committee and 29 hearty volunteers laboured away repairing the marvelous hiking trail through the Clayoquot River Valley near Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Christina Lake Says No to Waste Incineration

I have just returned from an exciting and well attended public meeting in Christina Lake orginzed by the local citizens opposed to a hazardous waste incinerator purposed for their community and am feeling like not only can we stop this proposal but we can take steps to detoxify our environment and move aggressively towards zero waste.

Visitors in the Upper Whitemouth Area

The cleanest river in southern Manitoba was murky brown. I was disappointed.

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