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While we evolve our web presence to reflect this change, please read about several urgent situations requiring the public’s support for protecting forests in the U.S., Canada and beyond—and consider adding your voice.
Support The Fairy Creek Blockade in Defending Old Growth Forests on Unceded Pacheedaht and Ditidaht Territories
“Currently and historically there hasn’t been any respect for our land, for the Pacheedaht and for all of our Indigenous lands and forests.”
– Elder Bill Jones
Only 2.7% of British Columbia’s original productive old growth forests remain standing. B.C.’s Old Growth Strategic Review Panel urged an end to old growth logging yet the government continues to stall. There’s over 5 km of road building approved into the Greater Fairy Creek Rainforest, including into the headwaters of the intact valley known as “Cloud Forest,” which is home to some of the oldest yellow cedar trees in Canada. There are also two approved cut blocks in an area known as “the 2000 Road” which is home to high productivity cedar forest. Another large section of the rainforest in Granite Creek has been approved for massive amounts of logging and road building—including an approved road into the last intact valley bottom stand of old growth in the entire Granite Creek watershed. (Source: laststandforests.com)
Additional details about what’s at stake and how to get involved:
The Rainforest Flying Squad—Last Stand for the Ancient Forests
is a volunteer-driven, grassroots, nonviolent direct action campaign that began with active blockades on Pacheedaht and Dididaht territory. It started in August, 2020 with a stand to prevent road-building into the headwaters of the unlogged Fairy creek watershed and has been peopled 24-7 since.