Last week, the Ancient Forest Alliance team visited the recently-established Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park, located east of Prince George, an amazing rainforest of old-growth red cedars. The park was protected through a stellar, broad-based campaign led by a collaborative effort of the local Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Society, scientists at the University of Northern BC, and local environmental activists with the Dome Creek Forest Information Committee, with the support of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation.
Their clever campaign enlisted a cross-section of supporters, expanding beyond the echo-chamber base of environmentalists typically dedicated to such efforts, to successfully protect several of the finest stands of Inland Temperate Rainforest on Earth! Click here to view our photo gallery featuring images of the Ancient Trail.
Also located east of Prince George, British Columbia, the team visited a magnificent old-growth forest called Parthenon Grove. Nearly a 10-kilometer stretch of old-growth red cedars towers over the valley bottom like ancient roman pillars, creating wintering habitat for the highly-endangered mountain caribou. This incredible valley-bottom old-growth forest is globally rare but only partially protected in Old-Growth Management Areas. Click here to view our photo gallery of the Perthanon Grove.
Ancient Forest Alliance
Victoria, BritishColumbia, Canada