Island Timberlands

Powell River residents shocked as logging company moves to cut treasured trees

The citizens of Powell River are facing off against private timber giant Island Timberlands.

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.

Chinese seek stake in BC forestry company as FIPA decision looms

If FIPA is ratified by the federal government, forest activists say, the trade agreement will protect Chinese investors, not local communities.

Political leadership needed to resolve Cortes Island’s “War in the Woods”

Conservationists renew call for BC Liberals to commit to restoring and expanding a “BC Park Acquisition Fund” to purchase and protect endangered forests on private lands.

Potential consequences of civil disobedience on Cortes Island

The tents are down on Cortes Island - for now.

Cortes Island residents rejoice as Island Timberlands temporarily withdraws logging crew

Cortes Island forest activists and residents celebrated today as Island Timberlands (I.T.) withdrew crews and announced that they would not attempt to move forward with operations for at least a week...