Saturday, November 10, 2012

Save BC's Endangered Forests

Photos & Video
Tina Winterlik © 2012

Please sign this petition. I believe our survival and children's survival depends on preserving our forest. I want to take my child to see these huge giants and the eagles and all the incredible flora and fauna that is critical to a healthy environment.

One day I would like to take my child and spend time with a wise elder and learn the precious knowledge about the forest that needs to be passed on to us.  Please take action to protect all forests.

Petition to Protect British Columbia’s Endangered Old-Growth Forests and Forestry Jobs

Old-growth forests are important because they:
  • Sustain wildlife, including species at risk that can’t flourish in younger forests.
  • Store vast quantities of atmospheric carbon. Coastal old-growth forests store twice or more carbon per hectare than the ensuing second-growth tree plantations that they are replaced with.
  • Provide clean water for people, salmon, trout, and wildlife.
  • Act as fundamental pillars of BC’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry.
  • Are important parts of many First Nations cultures.  Read and sign petition here

Filmed and edited by TJ Watt

Visit the Ancient Forest Alliance website at
to see more videos, photo galleries, new stories, and to find out how to can help!

Seen here is Canada's largest tree, a western redcedar named the Cheewhat Giant growing in a remote location near Cheewhat Lake within Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on southerwestern Vancouver Island. The tree measures over 6 meters (20 feet) in trunk diameter, 56 meters (182 feet) in height, and 450 cubic meters in timber volume (or 450 regular telephone poles worth of wood). Luckily the tree, discovered in 1988, is within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, which was created in 1971. Read more here

See more giant trees here

See my videos here
- The eagles have landed

Fri, Nov 2 - Conservationists are pressing government to preserve some old growth forest near Harrison Hot Springs that is habitat to many eagles.

Read it on Global News: The eagles have landed - News Hour - Videos | Global BC

No comments: