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Investigation Into BC Timber Sales Old-Growth Logging in the Nahmint Valley

The BC government's own logging agency, BC Timber Sales, is failing to comply with the Province's own inadequate standards for old-growth forest protection, according to a Ministry of Forests investigation into old-growth logging in the Nahmint Valley near Port Alberni.

Media Release: BC Timber Sales Continues Old-Growth Logging in Nahmint Valley Despite Government Investigation Showing Nearly Two Decades of Non-Compliance

The Narwhal: “‘Indicative of a truly corrupt system’: government investigation reveals BC Timber Sales violating old-growth logging rules

Explore Magazine - Speak for the Trees

Check out the summer issue of Explore Magazine for a feature interview I did on the topic of BC's ancient forests! The article covers the history of the Avatar Grove campaign, the economic value of standing old-growth forests, and debunks the BC government's claim that these forests are not endangered. Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce President, Dan Hager, and Spirit of the West co-owner, Rick Snowdon, share their personal experiences as tourism operators as well.

Big Lonely Doug featured in The Guardian

Pretty amazed! The Guardian has published an excerpt from author Harley Rustad's book Big Lonely Doug as well as some of my photographs 🌲 BLD has become a symbol for both the grandeur and destruction of BC's old-growth forests. His message is reaching audiences around the world but as old-growth trees once again roll past him on the backs of logging trucks, will the BC NDP actually listen and finally protect these endangered ancient forests? See the article here:


Big Lonely Doug - The Story of One of Canada's Last Great Trees

Be sure to grab copy of Big Lonely Doug. Yes, that's right, BLD has his very own book now! Author Harley Rustad tells the tale of one of the country's largest and most iconic trees, the human stories around him, and much, much more. It also features one of my photos on the cover! You can find it at Munro's, Indigo, or online🌲