The newly-named Christy Clark Grove close to Port Renfrew

Ancient grove named for premier

Ancient Forest Alliance names grove after Christy Clark

  • Apr. 25, 2012 9:00 a.m.

In honour of Earth Day, the Ancient Forest Alliance is naming a recently found grove of unprotected, near record-size old-growth trees on Vancouver Island the “Christy Clark Grove” after B.C.’s premier. The group hopes the new name will motivate Premier Clark to protect the grove and develop a plan to protect endangered old-growth forests across BC instead of supporting their continued destruction.

 

“We’re hoping that Christy Clark won’t let the Christy Clark Grove get cut down, and will show some leadership by creating a plan to protect B.C.’s endangered old-growth forests,” stated TJ Watt, Ancient Forest Alliance photographer and campaigner, and discoverer of the Christy Clark Grove. “Already 75 per cent of Vancouver Island’s productive old-growth forests have been logged, including 90 per cent of the biggest trees in the valley bottoms. Why go to the end of an ecosystem when there is an extensive second-growth alternative now to sustain the forest industry?”

 

The newly found grove is on unprotected public (Crown) lands not far from Port Renfrew, just a half an hour drive from the famous Avatar Grove.

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