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Climate change devouring forest at alarming rate
A forest pest is doubling in size each year, expanding beyond its historic range and threatening to spread across the vast boreal forest, but it’s not the British Columbia mountain pine beetle.
Aug 27th, 2014
Vancouver Island’s remaining old-growth a disappearing treasure
If unsustainable forest practices continue in BC, we risk losing some of the last ancient wonders in our own backyard.
Dec 10th, 2013
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.
Daniel J. Pierce
Feb 18th, 2013
The Ancient Forests of Cortes Island: The Basil Creek Watershed
First in a series exploring the threatened old growth forests of Cortes Island, BC.
Daniel J. Pierce
Feb 12th, 2013
Open letter to Premier Christy Clark: Fulfill provincial commitments to protect the Great Bear Rainforest
Until the Province makes good on its Great Bear Rainforest commitments, the habitat of key species like the Northern Goshawk and mountain goat will continue to degrade.
Feb 8th, 2012
In rural B.C., diverging opinions on logging pristine forest
Over 6,200 petitioners have voiced their concern over clear-cutting forests on the coastal B.C. island. But are all Cortes Island residents on the same page?
Jan 15th, 2012
Tzeporah Berman gives pointers to young would-be environmental activists
At the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference, activist Tzeporah Berman met with a downcast Canadian Youth Delegation. Harper’s government had punched far above its weight to ensure a meaningless...
Sep 8th, 2011