The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: An ecosystem on the edge

The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: An ecosystem on the edge

This interview with Dr. Rachel Holt, co-author of the stark report: Old growth: Last stand for biodiversity, contributes to the story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests through the lens of old growth protection. Dr. Holt also presents policy options to safeguard the forests that remain. What are the forest values of the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) zone…

The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: The “right” management

The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: The “right” management

Despite significant losses to biodiversity and connectivity in the Coastal Douglas-fir forests of southern British Columbia, management regimes continue to honor practices that value profits over preservation. According to this interview with registered professional forester, Satnam Manhas, management practices that consider ecology first are required to maintain ecological and economic viability. What is the Coastal…

BC’s Coastal Douglas-fir zone needs protection now

BC’s Coastal Douglas-fir zone needs protection now

In an era where climate change is a modern reality and biodiversity is in crisis the world over, the province’s continued support of industrial logging in old growth forests is out of sync with global scientific consensus and policy objectives. This is especially true in the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimactic zone, the smallest and most endangered of 16 such zones in BC…

The home stretch to permanently protect S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest

The home stretch to permanently protect S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest

It was in late November when we launched our initiative to purchase and permanently protect the S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest. We determined the sale price and set our goal to raise $395,000 by April. Now, less than 2 months into our 6 month fundraising campaign, we are less than $20,000 away from meeting our target…