Ancient Douglas Fir grove on the chopping block today

Logging of old growth Douglas Fir surprises conservationists today

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The following is a press release from the Wilderness Committee:

Wilderness Committee, Mid-Island

Media Advisory
Wednesday, November 9,  2011 – for immediate release –

Nanoose Bay, BC — Residents of Mid Island communities rushed into Nanoose Bay’s DL33 Forest this morning to the sound of chainsaws after the Wilderness Committee Mid Island Chapter, learned that logging roads have been pushed in through private property to access the highly threatened and endangered Nanoose Bay Forest , a public owned rare Coastal Douglas-fir forest that has been identified by government scientists as containing forest and wetland ecosytems that will become extinct.

“The Wilderness Committee Mid Island Chapter has been actively working with the local communities and with the support of local and regional governments to  find solutions to logging this remnant east coast forest for the past year and we will not give up fighting this criminal Clark Government  blunder,” said Annette Tanner, Wilderness Committee, Mid Island spokesperson.

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About Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.

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