Take Action

Grassroots action is very effective and can spread awareness to every community in Canada. The Wilderness Committee always works within the law and uses public awareness campaigns combined with rallies, public presentations, etc. to win campaigns. Be part of our successful campaigns: get involved!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for our monthly volunteer action night! We host volunteer action nights at our Victoria office on the last Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. At this month’s meeting,  we will be focusing on the state of Vancouver Island's forests!  Join us for an overview of our Vancouver Island forestry campaign and find out ways that you can take action and help us with this campaign.
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 7:00am - Monday, June 1, 2015 - 6:00pm
Our popular Clayoquot Sound Trail Building Program is gearing up for another big season. We’ve got a trip scheduled for Friday, May 29th - Monday, June 1st and we need your help. Are you itching to get out into one of the healthiest, most biologically significant ancient rainforests in the world? Interested in improving access to massive stands of old-growth trees, and lending a hand to an innovative First Nations conservation initiative? Then trail building is for you.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:30am - 4:00pm
Join the Wilderness Committee for a day hike along the proposed route of the TransCanada Energy East pipeline, which runs through Manitoba's Whiteshell Provincial Park.  Saturday, May 30, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 8:45am - 5:00pm
We are organizing an all-day excursion out to Koksilah River Grove on Friday, June 5th for volunteers that are interested in helping us with trail maintenance. We will provide transportation and a guided hike to the grove.
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 7:00am - Monday, June 22, 2015 - 6:00pm
Our popular Clayoquot Sound Trail Building Program is gearing up for another big season. We’ve got a trip scheduled for Friday, June 19th - Monday, June 22nd and we need your help. Are you itching to get out into one of the healthiest, most biologically significant ancient rainforests in the world? Interested in improving access to massive stands of old-growth trees, and lending a hand to an innovative First Nations conservation initiative? Then trail building is for you.
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 7:00am - Monday, July 13, 2015 - 6:00pm
Our popular Clayoquot Sound Trail Building Program is gearing up for another big season. We’ve got a trip scheduled for Friday, July 10th - Monday, July 13th and we need your help. Are you itching to get out into one of the healthiest, most biologically significant ancient rainforests in the world? Interested in improving access to massive stands of old-growth trees, and lending a hand to an innovative First Nations conservation initiative? Then trail building is for you.

Campaign Actions

  • Sign the petition!

    Did you know that bees and pollinators are in rapid decline? A deadly class of pesticides called neonicotinoids ("neonics") has been linked to a frightening number of bee deaths all over the world. The European Union has already banned neonicotinoids, but here in Canada, they're still widely used.

  • HOW TO GROW A "BEE-FRIENDLY" GARDEN 

    Like all living creatures, bees need the basics to survive: food, shelter and fresh water!

    This guide is designed to help you make your garden a bee-friendly environment! It includes information about which flowers are best for bees, and some simple tips that you can use to help a bee in need.

  • Write a letter!

    The majority of British Columbians are opposed to increased tanker traffic in the Salish Sea. But right now, the province doesn't hold much weight when it comes to decisions on tar sands pipelines and oil tankers.

  • Write a letter!

    The Bird River is a real conservation hotspot in Manitoba, one that we’ve highlighted in our recent educational report, Wild Manitoba: 5 Natural Treasures at Risk. This region encompasses a wealth of wildlife, is relatively pristine and is accessible for many people by foot or by paddle.

    However, mining plans pose an imminent risk to the Bird River. 

  • Write a letter!

    Only about a dozen spotted owls are left in the wild in southwest mainland BC (the only place they are found in Canada) because of extreme logging of their old-growth forest habitat.  Where once 500 pairs of owls thrived in these forests, now clearcuts, roads and power lines have tattered and fragmented the old forests to such an extent that the owls teeter on the brink of extinction in Canada.