Daniel J. Pierce


Daniel JPierce is a Vancouver-based filmmaker, director and producer. 

Tourism Group Decries Logging in Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound: VIDEO

BC Timber Sales issues logging contract for Maurelle Island, despite concerns of local tour guides that their input has been ignored.

Ancient Forests of Cortes Island #4: The Whaletown Commons

Artist and naturalist Oliver Kelhammer takes us into the proposed Whaletown Commons, where we discuss the potential use of 'Eminent Domain' in purchasing this land at fair value.

Ancient Forests of Cortes Island #3: The Delight Lake Watershed

Video: Biologist Sabina Leader Mense and woodworker Fred Savage take us into the Delight Lake Watershed, where we discuss the vital ecological services of the standing forest.

The Ancient Forests of Cortes Island #2: The Carrington Bay Children's Forest

Take a journey with some young Cortesians into the Children's Forest—a magical gateway to discussing land trusts, conservation covenants, and the need for a BC park acquisition fund.

The Ancient Forests of Cortes Island: The Basil Creek Watershed

First in a series exploring the threatened old growth forests of Cortes Island, BC.

Heartwood: Forest Guardians of Cortes Island

Heartwood is a new documentary by Vancouver-based filmmaker Daniel J. Pierce about the growing forestry movement on Cortes Island.

Earth Day in Vancouver: parade, politics and pipeline opposition

A parade and rally on East Vancouver's Commercial Drive brought thousands of supporters together to celebrate Earth Day 2012, and to voice their opposition to pipelines and tankers on their coast.

A mill owner's view on creating a climate for better forest management in B.C.

Switzerland's logging industry provides up to 11 jobs per thousand cubic meters of timber. That's 10 times the number of jobs created by logging in B.C., a Cortes Island mill owner says.

Salt Spring Island a 'model' for Cortes Island advocates to prevent logging of pristine B.C. forests

Public pressure prevented logging of sensitive areas on Salt Spring Island over a decade ago. Ancient Forest Alliance co-founder Ken Wu thinks Cortes Island may be able to re-enact that success.

Cortes Island residents submit petition to stop industrial logging of pristine B.C. forest: video

A group of advocates visited Island Timberlands CEO Darshan Sihota in Nanaimo on Thursday, delivering a petition bearing over 6,200 signatures to stop industrial logging on B.C.’s pristine...