Anyone who has been to the Upper Walbran Valley knows it is a truly exceptional place. At the heart of the valley lies the largest contiguous tract of unprotected, lowland old-growth forest left outside of parks on southern Vancouver Island; which includes the Castle Grove and the Central Walbran Ancient Forest. I recently visited the area to photograph signs of new potential logging plans in the core area and the amazing forest that is threatened there. Subsequent to the trip I wrote a blog for Huffington Post British Columbia which they just featured on the front page on their website (above)!
To read the story, see photos, and learn more, please visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/tj-watt/not-all-is-well-bc-woods_b_6201668.html
We also received news coverage on the issue from other major news sources:
- Times Colonist - Taped trees in Walbran valley a red flag for environmental group
- Vancouver Observer - Canada’s grandest old-growth rainforest at risk from logging, survey tape discovered
- Global News video: Old-growth forest at risk of logging on Vancouver Island
And here are a few short clips I filmed while exploring the at-risk forest with my partner Jackie:
It's time to see this jewel of nature saved once and for all!