Island Timberlands

Protesters block logging road access on Cortes Island

Cortes Islander goes to the ground to prevent Island Timberlands access.

Cortes Island citizens prepare for logging protests

Island Timberlands states it will start logging Cortes Island this week. Many residents, however, aren't planning to let it happen quietly.

BC pension fund has deep stake in the timber companies liquidating Vancouver Island forests

Why is bcIMC investing in industrial logging that harms the communities that its pensioners live in?

Cortes Island ForestFest: Forest activism for all generations

ForestFest spurred completion of the infrastructure for a forest protest camp, including a kitchen

No negotiation progress as Island Timberlands’ plans to log Cortes Island forests remain virtually unchanged

Six thousand eight hundred petition signatures brought media attention and pressure to bear on Island Timberlands’(IT) plans to log significant ecosystems on Cortes Island, including some of the...

B.C. conservationists call for provincial park acquisition fund

Forest advocates from all over the coast press the B.C. government for a conservation fund, urging private owner Island Timberlands to delay logging until they can purchase priority lands.

At B.C. forestry conference, Cortes Island youth voice logging concerns

Foresters in Victoria for a conference this week were alerted to public concerns over logging on the small BC island. The struggles they face illustrate common challenges in today’s forestry industry.

Local children speak out against logging of pristine B.C. forest on remote West Coast island

Families and educators on B.C.'s Cortes Island are intent on saving a special section of forest from upcoming logging, hoping to buy the land with a Children’s Forest Trust.

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?

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.