PHOTOS of ENDANGERED OLD-GROWTH FORESTS on PRIVATE LANDS in BC
Several of the most endangered old-growth forests on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast survive on the hundreds of thousands of hectares of corporate private lands owned by Island Timberlands and until recently, TimberWest, who sold their BC lands in 2011 to two public sector pension funds. These lands must ultimately be purchased to safeguard them for future generations. A BC Park Acquisition Fund could get them all protected in a timely manner.
Old-growth forests are vital for supporting endangered species, tourism, the climate, clean water and salmon, and many First Nations cultures.
See SPECTACULAR PHOTOS of endangered old-growth and mature forests on the private lands of Island Timberlands at:
– Cortes Island near Campbell River where Island Timberlands owns about 1000 hectares (PHOTOS: http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/photos.php?gID=12)
– McLaughlin Ridge near Port Alberni (PHOTOS: http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/photos.php?gID=10)
– The Cameron Valley Firebreak near Port Alberni (PHOTOS: http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/photos.php?gID=17)
– Lands near Cathedral Grove (Macmillan Provincial Park), including the magnificent Cathedral Grove Canyon a few kilometres upstream near Port Alberni (PHOTOS: http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/photos.php?gID=14)
– Stillwater Bluffs near Powell River on the Sunshine Coast (PHOTOS: http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/photos.php?gID=19)
– The Day Road Forest near Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast (PHOTOS: http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/photos-sub.php?sID=4)
Contentious forests on former TimberWest lands, now owned by the BC Investment Corporation (BCIMC) and the federal Public Sector Investment Management Board (PSIMB), include:
– Mossy Maple Grove or “Fangorn Forest” near Cowichan Lake (PHOTOS: http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/photos-sub.php?sID=2)
– Koksilah Ancient Forest near Shawnigan Lake (PHOTOS: http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/photos.php?gID=13)