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, July 29, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Have you been out on a Wilderness Committee trail building trip? Have you ever been interested in our trail work program?  We’re holding a Storytelling and Volunteer Appreciation night in our Victoria Office. 
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
The Wilderness Committee is a grassroots environmental charity. We are Canada's largest citizen-funded wilderness preservation organization, with over 60,000 members and supporters. We have offices in Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg and Toronto. For 35 years the Wilderness Committee has been successful in helping to protect some of the most beautiful places in Canada. We have also won significant legal victories for endangered species such as Canada's southern resident killer whales. We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate our members, supporters, the tireless volunteers and the photographers who are out there documenting wild areas and wildlife. 

Campaign Actions

  • Write a letter now!

    Globally important old-growth rainforest in the Walbran Valley is at risk, and we need urgent action to protect it!

    Last fall, after finding new surveying tape in the unprotected central Walbran Valley, we contacted logging company Teal Jones to ask what its plans were. We stressed the ecological importance and scarcity of old-growth forests, and we asked that the company select another location in its large forest tenure.

    Then, Teal Jones sent us a map that showed eight new cutblocks on the north side of the Walbran Riverthe most extensive valley-bottom old-growth stand in the entire Walbran Valley. The company has completely disregarded our request and is now targeting one of the last contiguous intact old-growth forests on southern Vancouver Island.

  • 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.

  • Write a letter now!

    Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario and Duck Mountain Provincial Park in Manitoba are two popular parks that share the dubious distinction of being the last two Canadian parks with long-term logging operations continuing inside their boundaries.

  • Write a letter now!

    The export of raw logs is a crisis in BC. Despite outcry from forest communities, unions, policy experts, political leaders, environmental groups and thousands of citizens, this controversial practice has reach record levels in recent years.

    The spike in raw log exports, facilitated by the BC government, has been a disaster for BC’s environment and our forest economy.

  • 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.