Since the beginning of British Columbia’s settler history, logging has been and remains an essential industry for thousands of individuals, families and communities. It’s an indisputable fact, BC’s got a lot of trees, and we use trees in almost every facet of society. BC’s forest are vital for their cultural, industrial, tourism and environmental value, and as such its diverse stakeholders have differing and often disparate perspectives. One thing that everyone can agree on is that trees are important, but how we go about protecting this natural resource for future generations remains a staunchly debated topic.

We believe that our old growth forests have been decimated, and should no longer be available for harvest. We believe that the statistics of current logging practices speak for themselves and we cannot continue to harvest the way we do and expect sustainability. That being said, we also think that environmental and industrial groups are sometimes misleading with the science of forests. We want to use this page to post relevant information on both sides of the debate. We will continually update and develop the articles we post here to try to provide some good, factual information.


Logging on Vancouver Island

Statistics and maps of current old growth areas


The Challenge of Defining ‘Old Growth’

A great explanation of the varied definitions of what old growth forests are by the Ancient Forest Exploration and Research


Old Growth Logging - an industry perspective

The Controversy Over Old-Growth Forests

By Jim Girvan


Myths & Facts

Article by the Ancient Forest Alliance