Since the early 1980s the Wilderness Committee has been working with like-minded environmental groups to protect the intact ancient forested valleys of Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island. We are seeking protection for 68,000 hectares of ancient forests.
We are part of the Clayoquot Sound Conservation Alliance, which is made up of Forest Ethics, Friends of Clayoquot Sound, Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Wilderness Committee.
The ancient forests and waters of Clayoquot Sound have long been recognized as an exciting opportunity to protect fully functioning, intact coastal rainforest ecosystems on BC's south pacific coast. In 1993, citizens concern over logging in Clayoquot Sound boiled over into some of the largest environmental protests ever seen in Canada.
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