Recent Updates from the Mid-Island Field Office

46 weeks 2 days ago
Clayoquot Sound Conservation Alliance supports Ahousaht leadership in conservation and community development goals announced today TOFINO — This afternoon, the Ahousaht Hawiih (hereditary chiefs) publicly announced their nation’s new comprehensive Land Use Vision for their territory, which sits within the heart of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Representatives of the Clayoquot Sound Conservation Alliance (CSCA) (comprised of Greenpeace, Friends of Clayoquot Sound, Sierra Club BC, and Wilderness Committee) were present to support and congratulate the Hawiih for this initiative. “The Ahousaht Land Use Vision steps up to meet the environmental and social imperatives of the 21st century with solutions...
1 year 1 week ago
It’s the first week of the month, which means it’s time for #WalbranWednesday! It’s been a very busy year in our campaign to protect the Walbran Valley, and while logging company Teal Jones has cut some old-growth on the south side of the Walbran River, they haven’t crossed into the intact portion of the Valley where the most spectacular old-growth rainforest stands. There are many reasons for this – and you are one them! Public pressure has the corporations and politicians who benefit from the destruction of old-growth on the defensive, and your involvement in this fight makes all the difference. With your help, we’ve targeted Teal Jones in protests and demonstrations, but at the end of the day, forest policy is a political issue....
1 year 7 weeks ago
Another month, another round of #WalbranWednesday! This #WalbranWednesday, we’re calling on Minister of Environment Mary Polak to stop sitting on the sidelines of the logging crisis in the Walbran Valley. For more than a year, the Walbran Valley has been under threat by logging corporation Teal Jones. Thousands of you have written letters to the Minister of Forests and the Premier of BC, demanding them to put a hold on clearcutting in the Walbran Valley and engage with the company, First Nations and the public to find a solution. Our calls for collaboration have been rejected by the company, and provincial leadership is desperately needed on this issue. But the Premier and the Minister of Forests have done all they can to ignore this...
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The Wilderness Committee's Mid-Island Chapter is a volunteer led organization based in Qualicum Beach BC which is focused on defending the last stands of old growth and coastal Douglas Fir and the east side of Vancouver Island.

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