Our work to protect coastal rainforests, wild rivers, grasslands and boreal forests aim to preserve Canada's legendary wilderness. Preserving wild lands and keeping ecosystems intact also serves to mitigate the impacts of industrial development and climate change.

Our Campaigns

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...
Photo: Jonaki Bhattachryya
Photo: Jonaki Bhattachryya
Fish Lake ( Teztan Biny in the Tsilhqot’in language) is a mountain lake, located on the Chilcotin Plateau, 125 kilometres west of Williams Lake, BC, Canada. Fish Lake and the Chilcotin Plateau are within Tsilhqot’in First Nation territory. A mining company, Taseko Mines Ltd., proposed to construct a massive open-pit...
When the Wilderness Committee began in 1980 about 5.5% of BC was protected parkland. After several decades of pushing for increased park protection currently, over 14% of British Columbia is now protected as parks including provincial parks, national parks, conservancies and ecological reserves. It has taken generations to build the BC park system, which is the envy of every other province and territory in Canada. But BC's park system is far from completed.
Logging, mining, and hydroelectric development all threaten the Heart of the Boreal right now. The Wilderness Committee is working to ensure that the majority of the Heart of the Boreal is preserved with large, interconnected protected areas, and that the vision and values of First Nations involved are honoured and respected.
Manitobans are fortunate to still have vast expanses of intact, representative ecosystems within our province. These wild lands provide clean air and clean water. Unfortunately, many of these remaining natural areas are under direct threat from development.
The Manning Park Donut Hole has got to be one of the strangest names for a wilderness area we’ve ever seen. As it’s name suggests, this area is a “hole” in provincial park protection afforded to the wildlands that surround it.
British Columbia, Canada is home to some of Earth's most spectacular, ancient temperate forests, including the world's largest Douglas-fir tree (the Red Creek Fir) and second-largest western red cedar tree (the Cheewhat Cedar). These old-growth forests are diverse: from wet rainforests with towering, mossy Sitka spruce...
Photo: Gwen Barlee
Photo: Gwen Barlee
The South Okanagan and the Similkameen Valleys are one of Canada’s greatest conservation opportunities! It's the campaign to protect Canada's desert, grasslands and ponderosa pine forests in southern BC.
Photo: Shane Johnson
Photo: Shane Johnson
On southern Vancouver Island, in unceded Pacheedaht Territory, one of the most spectacular ancient rainforests in Canada is threatened by clearcut logging. Despite decades of protests and blockades, Kaxi:ks, or the Walbran Valley, remains largely unprotected.