Our old growth forests

A huge tree with red brown trunk and a green dome of leaves stands tall in the foreground in front of bright blue skies and a forested mountain. One person is seen swinging from a rope in the tree half way up, looking very small compared to the tall trunk.

Photo by T J Watt

B.C.’s old growth forests are critically important ecologically, economically and culturally – and are typically between 200 to 2,000 years in age.⠀

These ecosystems are in crisis as the last remaining areas of old growth are still being clearcut. If these ancient ecosystems are destroyed we likely lose them forever. Second-growth tree plantations don’t adequately replicate the original old-growth forests.⠀

The B.C. government is reviewing the way it manages old-growth forests and is seeking your feedback via email and an online questionnaire until Jan 31st.⠀

Ancient Forest Alliance has a guide and suggested points to help you raise your voice for ancient forests.

Photo by T J Watt

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