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.
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Solid coverage on the old-growth issue in this past Sunday's Times Colonist! See the article by Judith Lavoie, which focuses largely on the destructive practices of BC Timber Sales, here: www.timescolonist.com/islander/the-old-growth-logging-showdown-1.23932754
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.
Stoked to have landed my first cover of British Columbia Magazine for their 60th Anniversary Coast Issue with my favourite shot of the Brooks Peninsula! A top-down view of the same location is featured on a double page spread inside as well. Grab a copy while they're on the shelves!
🌊 Prints also available here.
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: www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/05/the-last-great-tree-a-majestic-relic-of-canadas-vanishing-boreal-forest
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🌲 https://www.harleyrustad.com/book-big-lonely-doug/