British Columbia Ancient Forests News
Posted December 4, 2011
Monday, Dec.5th: SEE BC’s MOST UNIQUE OLD-GROWTH FOREST! AFA Photo Journey & Fundraiser
Join the Ancient Forest Alliance for a stunning presentation featuring a newly found stand of very unique and incredible ancient forest – it’ll knock your socks off!
December 1, 2011
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Ancient Forest Alliance campaigner Hannah Carpendale stands amongst the giant old-growth Bigleaf maples in the un-protected Mossy Maple Grove.
Photo by TJ Watt
DATE: Monday, Dec. 5th
TIME: 7:00-8:30 pm
LOCATION: Ambrosia Center, 638 Fisgard St. near Douglas St. (Map: http://g.co/maps/9tvtz)
Ancient Forest Friends,
We are excited to finally share with you the latest, incredible old-growth stand that we’ve come across: the “MOSSY MAPLE RAINFOREST”!
This spectacular forest on Vancouver Island near Cowichan Lake includes the incredible "Mossy Maple Grove”, a...stand of enormous bigleaf maple trees – some as much as 2.5 meters (8 feet) wide – completely draped in hanging gardens of mosses and ferns.
Unlike other spotlighted old-growth forests in BC that have all been “coniferous” or needle-leaf trees (spruce, fir, cedar, etc.), this is an old-growth “deciduous” or broad-leaf rainforest. This area has also been nicknamed “Fangorn Forest” after the forest in The Lord of the Rings.
Please join us MONDAY, Dec. 5th from 7-8:30pm at the Ambrosia Centre for the SLIDESHOW & FUNDRAISERand a chance to see un-released photos from a second area nearby, the “Mossy Maple Gallery”, as well as of the Mossy Maple Grove, and to learn about this unique ecosystem and how you can help protect it!
Follow the links below to see:
Stunning new photos of the Mossy Maple Grove: http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/photos-sub.php?sID=2
The Times Colonist news article: http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/Canada+mossiest+rainforest+needs+protection+Island+groups/5780794/story.html#ixzz1f7OT42E0
Ancient Forest Alliance press release– “Canada’s Mossiest Rainforest” found on Vancouver Island: http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/news-item.php?ID=329
Also find out more about the status of BC’s old-growth forests and of raw log exports to China, of the Avatar Grove near Port Renfrew and the McLaughlin Ridge near Port Alberni, and what’s in store for 2012 as we approach our 2 year anniversary since our founding!
Take part in a fun Pledge Auction led by Joan Varley to help us raise greatly needed funds for our new organization!
For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there!
Ken Wu, TJ Watt, Joan Varley,
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